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At a glance: Execs bailing on Saudi 'Davos in the Desert'

Oct. 22, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

Top business executives, U.S. and European officials and others have distanced themselves from Saudi Arabia over the disappearance and killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with many canceling their attendance at this week's investment conference that the kingdom had hoped to use to boost its global...

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...

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

Oct. 18, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage during several trips abroad walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, a surveillance photo leaked Thursday shows, drawing the kingdom's heir-apparent closer to the columnist's...

Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

Oct. 18, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia. Mnuchin made the announcement on his Twitter account , saying that the decision was made after a White House meeting with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....

Western government officials cancel trip to Saudi event

Oct. 18, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Senior government officials from the United States, France, Britain and the Netherlands joined a growing list of people cancelling out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid questions over the kingdom's involvement in the disappearance of a dissident writer. "I will not be...

At a glance: Execs bailing on Saudi 'Davos in the Desert'

Oct. 17, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

Top business executives are distancing themselves from Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with many canceling their attendance at an upcoming investment conference that the country had hoped to use to boost its global image. With reports circulating of the writer's...

IMF-World Bank ends meetings with call to brace for risks

Oct. 13, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Global financial leaders wrapped up an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank on Saturday by urging countries to brace for potential risks from trade disputes and other tensions. The meetings in Bali, Indonesia, this week were overshadowed by a spate of...

The Latest: IMF's Lagarde planning to attend Saudi meeting

Oct. 13, 2018 3:55 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Bali, Indonesia (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has said she still intends to attend an investment conference in Saudi...

IMF team to visit Pakistan after request for bailout loans

Oct. 11, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday that it will send a team to Pakistan in the coming weeks after the government requested emergency bailout loans. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde confirmed that Pakistan had requested the loans after meeting with Finance...

The Latest: Southeast Asian leaders affirm free trade goals

Oct. 11, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the IMF-World Bank annual meeting (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have reaffirmed their commitment to open trading systems that have underpinned their economic growth. The leaders met Thursday in Bali, Indonesia, on...