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Khashoggi friend says journalist angered Saudi government with column during its 'charm campaign'

Khashoggi friend says journalist angered Saudi government with column during its 'charm campaign'Jamal Khashoggi's friend Khaled Saffuri tells the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery" what the Washington Post columnist may have done to provoke the ire of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi royal family.



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Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit

Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quitThe Congolese doctor named the joint winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize has called on the Congolese government to leave power, describing the polls scheduled for December as a “parody of an election”. Dr Denis Mukwege, who was in surgery when he heard that he had won the prize for his treatment of 50,000 survivors of sexual violence, has been an outspoken critic of the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila, and his government.



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Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib dealBEIRUT (AP) — Both Syria's government and its opposition welcomed the Turkey-Russia deal declaring a de-militarized zone around the major rebel stronghold Idlib, saying Tuesday the agreement stemmed more bloodshed.



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Volvo asks US government for tariff exemption for China-built XC60 crossover SUV

Volvo asks US government for tariff exemption for China-built XC60 crossover SUVVolvo is the latest automaker to ask the U.S. government for an exemption from steep tariffs on Chinese-made SUVs, Reuters reported Friday. Buick asked trade officials in July for an exemption from a 25-percent tariff on its China-made Envision SUV earlier this year, although Volvo's interest in seeking relief from the measure is far greater. In August, the XC60 accounted for more than 31 percent of overall sales for Volvo, according to the automaker. Since May, the U.S. has imported most of its Volvo XC60 models from China, although the automaker originally imported them from its factory in Sweden when the car was launched. Unlike Buick, which petitioned for an exemption for 40,000 of its China-built Envision crossover, Volvo is seeking an unlimited exemption for XC60 crossovers built in China, according to Reuters.  Earlier this year, Volvo opened its first North American production facility near Charleston, S.C., where it builds the S60 sedan and eventually the XC90 full-size crossover.
DON'T MISS: Global trade war prompts Volvo to put brakes on its IPO In its letter to the U.S. Trade Representative, Volvo said it could eventually build the XC60 crossover in America, but said that a proposed 25-percent tariff would be unfairly passed to consumers. When Volvo opened its North American plant in June, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said that steep tariffs could threaten jobs at that plant and that eliminating global trade restrictions was the "right way" for the auto industry. “We will export as many cars from this factory as we will import in the U.S…That is a good example of how trade with cars should work in an open and free economy,” he said in June.  



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Five deaths in mariachi plaza shootout pose test for Mexico's new government

Five deaths in mariachi plaza shootout pose test for Mexico's new governmentAt Plaza Garibaldi in the capital’s historic downtown on Friday night, gunmen said by witnesses to be dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire with pistols and rifles, injuring eight and sending onlookers running and screaming. Homicides have surged since 2014 in Mexico City, an arts, food and culture hotspot for tourists from around the globe that has been spared much of the drug violence plaguing cartel strongholds, which has even hit resort towns Cancun, Los Cabos and Acapulco. The capital is on track to register a record number of homicides this year, and reversing that trend is part of incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s enormous challenge to stem crime and violence nationwide.



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US government accused of 'devastating damage' to families separated at border

US government accused of 'devastating damage' to families separated at borderChildren who won’t leave their parents’ side. Parents tormenting themselves every night for not having been able to stop their children being torn away by border patrol agents. This is what’s left behind months after the Trump administration cancelled its family separation policy, which saw the US government separate more than 2,300 children from their parents at the US border with Mexico.



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Elon Musk's access to government secrets questioned after bizarre cannabis interview

Elon Musk's access to government secrets questioned after bizarre cannabis interviewElon Musk has access to some of the government’s most important secrets. The SpaceX boss has high-level security clearance as a result of his work with the rocket firm he founded and which carries sometimes mysterious government hardware up into space. After that video surfaced, numerous reports suggested that the Air Force was reconsidering Mr Musk’s government clearance.



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Elon Musk's access to government secrets questioned after bizarre cannabis interview

Elon Musk's access to government secrets questioned after bizarre cannabis interviewElon Musk has access to some of the government’s most important secrets. The SpaceX boss has high-level security clearance as a result of his work with the rocket firm he founded and which carries sometimes mysterious government hardware up into space. After that video surfaced, numerous reports suggested that the Air Force was reconsidering Mr Musk’s government clearance.



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Nearly 500 Children Separated At Border From Parents Are Still In Government Shelters

Nearly 500 Children Separated At Border From Parents Are Still In Government SheltersThe news comes five weeks after the U.S. government failed to meet a federal judge's deadline.



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Government accuses Harvard of 'outright racial balancing'

Government accuses Harvard of 'outright racial balancing'Trump administration sides with Asian-American students suing over the Ivy League school’s admissions policy.



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