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Trump may skip deadline for report on Saudi journalist's murder

Trump may skip deadline for report on Saudi journalist's murderRepublican and Democratic lawmakers triggered a provision of the Global Magnitsky human rights act in October, giving the administration 120 days until Feb. 8 to report on who was responsible for the death of Khashoggi and whether the United States would impose sanctions on that person or persons. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident who wrote for The Washington Post, was killed at a Saudi consulate in Turkey in early October, sparking global outrage. In Saudi Arabia, 11 suspects have been indicted in the murder, and officials have rejected accusations that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing.



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CIA has concluded Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing: Washington Post

CIA has concluded Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing: Washington PostWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, the Washington Post reported on Friday, a finding that contradicts Saudi government assertions that he was not involved. The Post said U.S. officials have expressed high confidence in the CIA assessment, which is the most definitive to date linking Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler to the killing and complicates President Donald Trump's efforts to preserve U.S. ties with one of the closest American allies in the region. …



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Turkish police search forest, coastal city for journalist's remains: sources

Turkish police search forest, coastal city for journalist's remains: sourcesInvestigators have also recovered “many samples” from their searches of the consulate and the consul’s residence, the senior officials told Reuters, and will attempt to analyse those for traces of the DNA of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia has denied allegations by Turkish officials who have said Khashoggi was killed inside the building and his body removed. Authorities widened the geographic focus of the search after tracking the routes and stops of cars that left the Saudi consulate and the consul’s residence on Oct. 2, the day Khashoggi was last seen, the senior officials said.



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Turkey obtains recordings of Saudi journalist's purported killing: paper

Turkey obtains recordings of Saudi journalist's purported killing: paperThe report in the pro-government Sabah daily, which could not immediately be verified, emerged after a delegation from Saudi Arabia arrived in Turkey for a joint investigation into his disappearance. “The moments when Khashoggi was interrogated, tortured and murdered were recorded in the Apple Watch’s memory,” the paper said, adding that the watch had synched with his iPhone, which his fiancée was carrying outside the consulate. Two senior Turkish officials previously told Reuters that Khashoggi had been wearing a black Apple watch when he entered the consulate and that it was connected to a mobile phone he left outside.



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Saudi journalist's disappearance threatens Turkey-Saudi ties

Saudi journalist's disappearance threatens Turkey-Saudi tiesThe disappearance of journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi from Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate has rattled already brittle ties between two powerful rivals vying for influence in the Muslim world, analysts say. The Washington Post contributor, who has penned articles critical of some of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s policies in the Arab and Western press, vanished a week ago. Turkish government sources at the weekend said police believed he was killed inside, claims dismissed by Riyadh as “baseless”.



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Relief, anger over Russia journalist's staged death

Relief, anger over Russia journalist's staged deathNews that the supposed murder of a prominent Russian journalist and Kremlin critic was actually staged by Ukraine to thwart a real attempt on his life provoked both relief and anger on Wednesday. In a stunning development barely 24 hours after he had been reported killed, Arkady Babchenko appeared at a press conference where he admitted participating in a “special operation” to catch the alleged mastermind of a Russian plot to kill him. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said he was “relieved” that Babchenko had not been killed, after earlier denouncing the supposed murder as a “hideous crime”.



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The Latest: Even journalist's wife led to think he was dead

The Latest: Even journalist's wife led to think he was deadMOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the reported slaying in Ukraine of a Russian journalist: (all times local):



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Slovakia releases suspects detained over journalist's murder: police

Slovakia releases suspects detained over journalist's murder: policeSlovak authorities released all seven people detained in connection with the murder of an investigative journalist, a police spokeswoman said on Saturday. Police detained the suspects on Thursday in an investigation into the murder of Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, who were found shot dead in their home last weekend. “During the legal timeframe – 48 hours – (police) checked and searched for facts needed for an indictment.



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Swedish journalist's torso found in submarine death mystery

Swedish journalist's torso found in submarine death mysteryCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Journalist Kim Wall had reported on conflicts, crises and natural disasters around the world. Earlier this month, she set out to sea from laid-back Copenhagen for a story about an eccentric Danish inventor and his home-made submarine.



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Submarine owner detained over journalist's disappearance

Submarine owner detained over journalist's disappearanceCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court ordered the owner of an amateur-built submarine Saturday held in pre-trial detention for 24 days while police investigate the disappearance of a Swedish journalist who had been on the ship before it sank.



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