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Trump says Saudi king denies knowledge of missing journalist

Oct. 15, 2018 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he has spoken with Saudi Arabia's king, who "denies any knowledge" of what happened to the Saudi journalist who disappeared after entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul last week. Trump said he is dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the...

CORRECTS: Trump speaks with Saudi king, says ruler denies 'any knowledge' of journalist's disappearance

Oct. 15, 2018 8:49 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — CORRECTS: Trump speaks with Saudi king, says ruler denies 'any knowledge' of journalist's disappearance. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said 'appearance' )

The Latest: Spain joins global calls for probe on Khashoggi

Oct. 15, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Spanish government spokeswoman has urged Turkey and Saudi Arabia to launch an "open, transparent" investigation into the...

Bangladesh newspaper editors protest digital security law

Oct. 15, 2018 8:36 AM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Editors of major daily newspapers in Bangladesh's capital formed a human chain on Monday to protest a new digital security law they say will stifle freedom of speech and media freedom. Members of the Editors' Council formed the chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka and...

Iranian papers: US sanctions violate Iranian human rights

Oct. 15, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Several Iranian reformist newspapers have published a joint editorial criticizing U.S. sanctions against the country and asking "world journalists" to defend Iranian human rights. The editorial was published in both Farsi and English on Monday. It says the United States has "lied" about...

Flash floods kill at least 13 people in southwest France

Oct. 15, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. People had to be helicoptered to safety from the roofs of their homes as overnight storms dumped the equivalent of...

AP Explains: What's known about Saudi writer's disappearance

Oct. 15, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared almost two weeks ago while on a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, sparking an international uproar involving the kingdom, Turkey and the United States that remains unresolved. Khashoggi, a Washington Post...

The Latest: More executives pulling out of Saudi conference

Oct. 14, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 4:50 a.m. More major players in international finance and industry are pulling out of a high-profile business conference in...

Slain journalist to be recognized for work in arts community

Oct. 14, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — One of the five employees of a Maryland newspaper killed during a mass shooting is set to be honored for her contributions to the local arts community. The Capital Gazette reports its former employee Wendi Winters will be among five others receiving an Annie Award this week from the...

Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer

Oct. 14, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading Senate Republicans on Sunday threatened tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. As Saudi Arabia warned of possible...