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Saudi Arabia drops Francophonie bid as journalist uproar grows

Saudi Arabia drops Francophonie bid as journalist uproar growsSaudi Arabia has dropped a bid to join the world’s club of French-speaking countries, officials said Thursday, as the Gulf monarchy faces criticism over the disappearance of a critical Saudi journalist. The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) was set to study the Saudi bid at a summit on Thursday, but the kingdom asked to “postpone” its membership application in a letter, spokesman Bertin Leblanc told AFP.



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Saudi Arabia drops Francophonie bid as journalist uproar grows

Saudi Arabia drops Francophonie bid as journalist uproar growsSaudi Arabia has dropped a bid to join the world’s club of French-speaking countries, officials said Thursday, as the Gulf monarchy faces criticism over the disappearance of a critical Saudi journalist. The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) was set to study the Saudi bid at a summit on Thursday, but the kingdom asked to “postpone” its membership application in a letter, spokesman Bertin Leblanc told AFP.



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Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroidA Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system. The “Hayabusa2″ probe jettisoned the round, cookie tin-shaped robots toward the Ryugu astroid, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). If the mission is successful, the rovers will conduct the world’s first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface.



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With GOP concerns about losing the House mounting, Trump drops talk of ‘Red Wave’

With GOP concerns about losing the House mounting, Trump drops talk of ‘Red Wave’President Trump has shifted his message after being told his rhetoric could dampen voter turnout in the midterm elections.



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Wife Accused of Poisoning Husband With Eye Drops Shot Him With Crossbow in 2016: Officials

Wife Accused of Poisoning Husband With Eye Drops Shot Him With Crossbow in 2016: OfficialsAt the time, Lana Clayton said she had accidentally shot her husband Stephen with the device as he slept.



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Judge drops all charges against New Mexico compound suspects

Judge drops all charges against New Mexico compound suspects3 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound suspects released. Jeff Paul has the story.



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Elon Musk Unloads On 'Excruciating' Year As Tesla Stock Drops

Elon Musk Unloads On 'Excruciating' Year As Tesla Stock DropsAnyone can see that Elon Musk has been having a rough year.



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Bereaved mother orca finally drops calf after carrying corpse for unprecedented 17 days

Bereaved mother orca finally drops calf after carrying corpse for unprecedented 17 daysA grieving orca whale who carried the corpse of her dead calf for an unprecedented 17 days has finally let it go. The killer whale, known as J35 to scientists monitoring the population in the Pacific Northwest, was spotted swimming without the infant balanced on her head for the first time since July. “J35 frolicked past my window today with other J pod whales, and she looks vigorous and healthy,” Ken Balcomb, of the Centre for Whale Research, told The Seattle Times.



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SEC drops investigation into Exxon climate change response

SEC drops investigation into Exxon climate change responseNEW YORK (AP) — The government has dropped a two-year investigation into how Exxon Mobil Corp. factors climate-change regulations into its calculations of the value of its assets, the company said Friday.



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Koreas mark war anniversary in mood of detente, North drops anti-US rhetoric

Koreas mark war anniversary in mood of detente, North drops anti-US rhetoricThe two Koreas Monday marked their war anniversary in a mood of detente, with Pyongyang dropping its customary anti-US rhetoric and Seoul saying talks have begun on moving the North’s artillery back from the tense border. Pyongyang’s tightly controlled official media are normally packed with anti-American invective on June 25, when the North launched a mass invasion of the South in 1950. In the South, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said discussions were taking place about relocating Pyongyang’s long-range artillery away from their border.



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