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Turkey says it has not shared Khashoggi audio with anyone

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 15:42
Turkey has not shared audio recordings said to document the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, its foreign minister said on Friday, dismissing reports it had passed them on to the United States.
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Tanzania police work with Interpol to search for abducted tycoon

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 15:41
Africa's youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, was kidnapped in a car that had arrived from "a neighboring country", police said on Friday.
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EU top court orders Poland to immediately stop Supreme Court overhaul, reinstate judges

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 15:39
Poland must immediately suspend the application of a new law forcing some of Supreme Court judges into early retirement and reinstate those who have already left, the European Union's top court ruled on Friday.
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Greek PM rules out snap polls after foreign minister's resignation

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 15:38
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ruled out an early election on Friday, following the resignation of his foreign minister this week.
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Afghanistan delays vote in strategic Kandahar after killing of commander

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 15:33
Saturday's parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country's most powerful security chiefs dealt a stunning blow to the Western-backed government.
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Hungary's new Holocaust museum divides Jews, faces 'whitewash' accusations

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 15:22
A planned new Holocaust museum in Budapest has divided Hungary's Jewish community and triggered international concerns that it will downplay the wartime role of Hungarians in the persecution and deportation of Jews.
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Anti-money-laundering body gives Iran until February to complete reforms

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 15:15
The international group that monitors money laundering worldwide said on Friday Iran had until February to complete reforms that would bring it into line with global norms or face consequences.
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U.S. general says he may not have been target of Kandahar attack

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 15:14
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Friday he did not believe he was the target of an attack that killed a powerful police chief, and Afghan officials said the gunman may have deliberately avoided hitting him.
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US Navy helicopter crashes on carrier

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 15:09
A US Navy helicopter crashed onto the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in the Philippines Sea on Friday, injuring some personnel on board.
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Norway to free Russian spying suspect but continue probe

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:56
Norway is to release a Russian man held on suspicion of spying, although the investigation still continues, police said on Friday.
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Trump calls midterms 'an election of the caravan'

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:55
President Donald Trump, seizing upon a new migrant caravan approaching the US, sought to frame the midterm elections Thursday as a fight between Republicans who will defend the country and Democrats who would allow undeterred illegal immigration.
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Factbox: U.S., Saudi Arabia have leverage on each other; using it has costs

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:55
The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump oil and the superpower would provide security.
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Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist's disappearance

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:54
U.S. President Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as U.S. lawmakers pointed the finger at the Saudi leadership and Western pressure mounted on Riyadh to provide answers.
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Russia's Putin to meet U.S. security adviser Bolton next week: RIA

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:53
The Kremlin said on Friday President Vladimir Putin plans to meet U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton when he visits Moscow on Oct. 22-23, the RIA news agency reported.
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As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king asserts authority, checks son's power: sources

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:32
So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said.
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Airbus defense Hoke to skip Saudi investment conference

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:28
Airbus said its defense chief Dirk Hoke will no longer attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, the latest senior industry executive to skip next week's event amid concern about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Britain's Harry scales Sydney Harbour Bridge, joins group hug at Bondi

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:23
Britain's Prince Harry climbed Australia's Harbour Bridge on Friday, accompanied by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, during a royal tour that broke with the staid routine of such events to involve the royal couple in a group hug on Bondi Beach.
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Turkish ship to continue explorations in Mediterranean, energy minister says

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:21
A Turkish energy exploration ship will continue to operate in the Mediterranean Sea, the energy minister said on Friday, after Ankara said the navy stopped a Greek frigate from harassing the ship due to territorial disputes.
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Afghanistan delays vote in Kandahar after killing of commander

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:19
Saturday's parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country's most powerful security chiefs dealt a stunning blow to the Western-backed government.
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