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The Latest: Crown of Thorns presented at Paris service

The Latest: Crown of Thorns presented at Paris servicePARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local):



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Saudi crown prince approved 'intervention' against dissidents: report

Saudi crown prince approved 'intervention' against dissidents: reportMore than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved a secret campaign to silence dissenters, The New York Times reported on Sunday. American officials referred to it as the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group, the Times said. At least some of the clandestine missions were carried out by members of the team that killed and dismembered Khashoggi in October at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, suggesting his murder was part of a wider campaign against dissidents, the report said, citing the US officials and associates of some Saudi victims.



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U.S. senators say Saudi crown prince has gone 'full gangster'

U.S. senators say Saudi crown prince has gone 'full gangster'Among those were the torturing of women’s activists and a U.S. citizen and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Abizaid called for accountability for the murder of Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, and support for human rights, but repeatedly stressed the strategic importance of Washington-Riyadh ties. Despite increasing tension between the two countries, the United States has not had an ambassador to Saudi Arabia since Trump became president in January 2017.



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Saudi Crown Prince Pledges $20 Billion in Deals With Pakistan on the First Stop of His Asia Tour

Saudi Crown Prince Pledges $  20 Billion in Deals With Pakistan on the First Stop of His Asia TourThe agreements come as the Saudi prince seeks to rebuild his reputation abroad



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Saudi Crown Prince signs $20 billion in agreements with Pakistan

Saudi Crown Prince signs $  20 billion in agreements with PakistanMohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a red carpet welcome before overseeing the historical deal. Rough cut (no reporter narration)



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Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge

Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $  20 billion Pakistan investment pledgeKicking off his tour of South Asia and China with a far higher Pakistan investment than expected, the crown prince said the $ 20 billion figure represents only the start of an economic tie-up that would bring the historic Muslim allies even closer. “It’s big for phase 1, and definitely it will grow every month and every year, and it will be beneficial to both countries,” said the crown prince. “We have been a brotherly country, a friendly country to Pakistan.



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Saudi Arabia's al-Jubeir says crown prince did not order Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia's al-Jubeir says crown prince did not order Khashoggi killingA top Saudi official on Friday reiterated his government’s position that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not order the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and he declined to comment specifically on a newspaper report that the crown prince in 2017 said he would use “a bullet” on the journalist. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that a year before Khashoggi was killed, the crown prince told an aide he would use “a bullet” on the journalist if he did not return home and end his criticism of the government.



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Saudi crown prince had threatened to use 'bullet' on Khashoggi: NYTimes

Saudi crown prince had threatened to use 'bullet' on Khashoggi: NYTimesA year before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told an aide he would use “a bullet” on the journalist if he did not return home and end his criticism of the government, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The crown prince’s comments to a top aide in 2017 were made well before Khashoggi was killed last October in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Times reported, citing current and former U.S. and foreign officials knowledgeable about intelligence reports. U.S. intelligence analysts have interpreted the “bullet” comment metaphorically, meaning the crown prince did not necessarily mean to have Khashoggi shot, but they do think it showed his intent to have the journalist killed if he did not return to the kingdom, the Times said.



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Saudi crown prince told aide he would use 'a bullet' on Khashoggi: report

Saudi crown prince told aide he would use 'a bullet' on Khashoggi: reportSaudi Arabia’s crown prince told a senior aide he would go after Jamal Khashoggi “with a bullet” a year before the dissident journalist was killed inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, the New York Times reported Thursday quoting US intelligence. US intelligence understood that Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s 33-year-old de facto ruler, was ready to kill the journalist, although he may not have literally meant to shoot him, according to the newspaper. After initially denying any knowledge of Khashoggi’s disappearance, the kingdom has acknowledged that a team killed him inside the diplomatic mission but described it as a rogue operation that did not involve the crown prince.



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Khashoggi murder: Senate defies Trump and votes to hold Saudi crown prince responsible for killing

Khashoggi murder: Senate defies Trump and votes to hold Saudi crown prince responsible for killingThe Senate has passed a resolution saying Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Defying Donald Trump’s desire to maintain close relations with Saudi Arabia including lucrative weapons deals, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker proposed the legislation, which has been backed by at least 10 of his fellow Republicans. The CIA is reported to have assessed with “high confidence” that Crown Prince Mohammed was involved in the order to kill Mr Khashoggi, partly based on the judgement that as the country’s de facto ruler he would have had to have known.



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