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The Latest: Germany calls for clarity in Khashoggi case

Oct. 20, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 6:05 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is demanding further clarity over the death of writer Jamal...

Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

Oct. 20, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration. The publication last month of a four-page advertising section in the Des Moines Register opened a new battle line in China's effort to break the...

Turkish reaction: we won't allow "cover-up" in Saudi killing

Oct. 20, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday after Saudi Arabia announced hours earlier that the writer died during a "fistfight" in its consulate....

Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

Oct. 20, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a...

Attack in Afghanistan is a reminder of formidable task

Oct. 20, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces as it tries to extricate America from its longest war. The commander, Army Gen. Scott Miller, escaped unharmed from Thursday's...

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as...

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Oct. 19, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been...

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a 'good first step'

Oct. 19, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The president spoke to the media at a defense roundtable...

Trump's national security adviser heads to Moscow

Oct. 19, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser will raise thorny subjects with his counterparts when he visits Moscow to help craft a script for another high-level meeting between Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin. John Bolton leaves Saturday on a trip to Russia, Azerbaijan,...

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Oct. 19, 2018 9:56 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as...