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Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sources

Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sourcesBy Rania El Gamal and Stephen Kalin DUBAI/JEDDAH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said. Prince Alwaleed, whose net worth has been estimated by Forbes magazine at $ 17 billion, is chairman and owner of international investment firm Kingdom Holding <4280.SE>, and one of the country’s most prominent businessmen. A second source familiar with Prince Alwaleed’s case told Reuters on Saturday that the price had offered to make a “donation” to the Saudi government, which would avoid any admission of wrongdoing, and to do so from assets of his own choosing.



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Turkey summons ambassadors over Syria's Idlib strikes: sources

Turkey summons ambassadors over Syria's Idlib strikes: sourcesTurkey’s foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned the Russian and Iranian ambassadors to Ankara after accusing the Syrian regime of stepping up its offensive on key rebel-held areas, according to Turkish diplomatic sources. The strikes targeted moderate opposition forces in Idlib province near the Turkish border, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who warned it could torpedo talks aimed at ending the war. “Regime forces are striking moderate opposition with the pretext of fighting against Al-Nusra (Front),” Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the official Anadolu news agency, referring to the former Al-Qaeda affiliate.



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Pres. Trump: Wolff’s book ‘full of lies and sources that Don’t Exist’

Pres. Trump: Wolff’s book ‘full of lies and sources that Don’t Exist’Mr. Trump’s legal team tried to block the release of Michael Woolf’s book “Fire and Fury,” but instead the publishers put the book on shelves today — four days early.



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Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea – sources

Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea - sourcesBy Guy Faulconbridge, Jonathan Saul and Polina Nikolskaya LONDON/MOSCOW – Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state. The sales of oil or oil products from Russia, the world’s second biggest oil exporter and a veto-wielding member of the United Nations Security Council, breach U.N. sanctions, the security sources said. The transfers in October and November indicate that smuggling from Russia to North Korea has evolved to loading cargoes at sea since Reuters reported in September that North Korean ships were sailing directly from Russia to their homeland.



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Egypt hangs 15 militants for killing security forces in Sinai: security sources

Egypt hangs 15 militants for killing security forces in Sinai: security sourcesEgypt hanged 15 men convicted of attacks that killed security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources said on Tuesday, in what appears to be the largest number of executions on a single day since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took office in 2014. A military court issued the sentences and interior ministry officials carried out the executions simultaneously at Borj al-Arab and Wadi al-Natroun prisons, the sources said. Most of the militants were from Sinai region and were accused of “joining militant groups and taking part in carrying out, planning and assisting in killing a number of army and police personnel in Sinai,” the sources said.



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U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions – sources

U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions - sourcesBy Michelle Nichols and Steve Holland UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has given China a draft resolution for tougher U.N. sanctions on North Korea and is hoping for a quick vote on it by the U.N. Security Council, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday. A senior official of the Trump administration confirmed efforts were under way to negotiate a new U.N. resolution, but added that there had been no agreement. “They’re not there yet.” Details of the draft given to China last week were not immediately available, but the United States is keen to step up global sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up a weapons program aimed developing nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States.



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Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources

Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sourcesBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – Sabih al-Masri, Jordan’s most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri’s detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom’s affluent elite in its modern history, has sent shockwaves through business circles in Jordan and the Palestinian territories, where the billionaire has major investments. A Saudi citizen of Palestinian origin, Masri was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after he chaired meetings of companies he owns, according to the sources.



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Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital – sources

Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital - sourcesFormer Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his country since he was ousted from office last month, sources in Singapore said on Thursday. Mugabe left Harare with his wife and aides on Monday evening, a Zimbabwe state security official said this week. Mugabe visited a private hospital in central Singapore on Wednesday with an entourage that included his security guards, the sources who were familiar with the visit told Reuters.



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Erdogan and Macron to urge U.S. to turn back on Jerusalem decision: sources

Erdogan and Macron to urge U.S. to turn back on Jerusalem decision: sourcesTurkey’s Tayyip Erdogan and France’s Emmanuel Macron will work together to try to persuade the United States to reconsider its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a Turkish presidential source said on Saturday. The two leaders agreed during a phone call that the move is worrisome for the region, the source said, adding that Turkey and France would make a joint effort to try to reverse the U.S. decision.



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'Everyone Knew' Matt Lauer 'Cheated On' Wife, but Misconduct Allegations Are 'a Shock': Sources

'Everyone Knew' Matt Lauer 'Cheated On' Wife, but Misconduct Allegations Are 'a Shock': SourcesOusted Today host Matt Lauer had multiple extramarital affairs, sources allege to PEOPLE



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