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Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia, US praises decision

Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia, US praises decisionISTANBUL (AP) — The son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left Saudi Arabia after the kingdom revoked a travel ban, allowing him to come to the United States — the latest in the saga of the Saudi writer and dissident whose macabre killing earlier this month at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul shocked the world.



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Dutch PM defends decision not to arrest Russian spies

Dutch PM defends decision not to arrest Russian spiesDutch agents decided not to arrest four Russians accused of plotting a cyber-attack on the world’s chemical weapons watchdog because it was “not a criminal inquiry”, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday. The Netherlands said Thursday it had immediately expelled the agents from GRU military intelligence in April for trying to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. It was not a criminal inquiry,” Rutte told a weekly news conference when asked why the men were not arrested.



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Kuwait calls U.S. decision to remove missile systems 'routine'

Kuwait calls U.S. decision to remove missile systems 'routine'KUWAIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. decision to remove anti-missile systems from several Arab allies was an “internal and routine procedure”, Kuwait said on Wednesday, adding that its defenses would not be affected. A U.S. defense official told Reuters that Washington was pulling four Patriot missile systems from Jordan, Kuwait and Bahrain in line with a Pentagon shift in focus away from the fight against Islamist militants in order to address tensions with China and Russia. “Kuwait’s Patriot missile system, independently, protects and covers all its geographical borders,” the Gulf Arab state’s chief of staff said a statement.



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Democrats Welcome Chris Collins’ Decision To Stay On Ballot

Democrats Welcome Chris Collins’ Decision To Stay On BallotRep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) plans to seek re-election despite being indicted



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Germany will make autonomous decision on Syria action: Maas

Germany will make autonomous decision on Syria action: MaasGermany will make an autonomous decision on whether to participate in any military response to a future Syrian chemical weapons attack in line with international law and the German constitution, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday. Maas told German news agency dpa in an interview posted on the ministry’s website that diplomatic means were the top priority to prevent the use of chemical weapons, and any German action would be discussed with German lawmakers.



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Israel PM hails US decision to close Palestinian mission

Israel PM hails US decision to close Palestinian missionIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hailed the United States for closing the Palestine Liberation Organisation mission in Washington. “The US made the correct decision regarding the PLO mission in Washington,” Netanyahu said in a statement published on Twitter. The Israeli premier’s comment comes a day after the US State Department announced it would shutter the mission, accusing Palestinians leaders of refusing to engage with the US or Israel.



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EU urges US to reconsider 'regrettable' decision on UN Palestinian agency

EU urges US to reconsider 'regrettable' decision on UN Palestinian agencyThe European Union on Saturday urged the United States to reconsider “its regrettable decision” to halt funding for the United Nations relief and works agency for Palestinian refugees. The EU stressed the importance of continued international support for UNWRA which runs schools for hundreds of Palestinian children across the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. “The regrettable decision of the US to no longer be part of this international and multilateral effort leaves a substantial gap,” a spokesperson for the EU’s diplomatic service said in a statement.



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Netanyahu welcomes airlines decision not to fly to Iran

Netanyahu welcomes airlines decision not to fly to IranVILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on a trip Thursday to Lithuania, welcomed the decision by major international airlines to end their direct flights to Iran's capital of Tehran in September.



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Fallout out from decision to revoke John Brennan's clearance

Fallout out from decision to revoke John Brennan's clearanceWhite House strips security clearance from former CIA Director John Brennan; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.'



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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Called Out On His Own Website Over Alex Jones Decision

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Called Out On His Own Website Over Alex Jones DecisionTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey is getting slammed for his announcement on Tuesday



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