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Source: Fox News

FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Bret Baier grills Saudi foreign minister over death of US-based columnist in consulate

Today 18:10 GMT

Speaking during an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that the country is currently investigating Khashoggi’s death and that the 18 people implicated in his slaying would be punished appropriately.

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister offered his condolences on Sunday to the family of a Washington Post columnist killed in the country’s consulate in Turkey almost three weeks ago, but offered no new information on how Jamal Khashoggi was killed or if the country’s crown prince was involved.

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Source: DW

German defense minister names Mongolian horse 'true friendship' as Asia tour starts

Today 18:09 GMT

As part of a weeklong Asia tour, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen spent Saturday in Ulaanbaatar, where she visited German soldiers and discussed defense cooperation with Mongolian politicians.

Ursula von der Leyen has kicked off a tour of Asia in Ulaanbaatar, where she didn't look her gift horse in the mouth, but did whisper into its ear. She will also head to China, Australia and Bahrain for security talks.

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Source: BBC

Facebook hires former deputy PM Nick Clegg

Today 18:09 GMT

While in the United States and elsewhere most people will say "Who?" - so why has Facebook decided that Sir Nick Clegg is the right fit for one of the most challenging - and best paid - jobs in communications?

The former Labour leader is still an MP but dips his toes into the world of radio from time to time, standing in for Jeremy Vine on his BBC Radio 2 programme and hosting his own podcast.

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Source: The Guradian

Almost 700,000 march to demand ‘people’s vote’ on Brexit deal

Today 18:09 GMT

The centre of London ground to a halt as an estimated 700,000 people from all over the United Kingdom marched peacefully on parliament to demand a second referendum on Brexit.

Addressing the crowds, which included dozens of MPs from all political parties, the TV personality and food writer Delia Smith said Brexit threatened to cause “unmitigated chaos”. “The only way we can avoid this total madness and win back our future has to be a people’s vote,” she declared to loud cheers.

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Source: The Guradian

Ardern's first year: New Zealand grapples with hangover from Jacindamania

Today 18:09 GMT

Said Winston Peters, the kingmaker politician who lent his support a year ago to Labour’s rising star, Jacinda Ardern, after a decade of conservative National party government.

Asked to sum up the new government in one word Faulkner doesn’t skip a beat while her daughter squeals for attention in the background.

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Source: Washington Post

Khashoggi’s death was a ‘rogue operation’ that the crown prince was not aware of, Saudi foreign minister says

Today 18:10 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister denied on Sunday that the kingdom’s crown prince and de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, had any prior knowledge of an operation that resulted in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and said that the agents involved “weren't people closely tied” to the crown prince. “This was an operation that was a rogue operation,” Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News.

‘There’s been lies’: Trump strongly critical of Saudi account of journalist’s death  . Like Washington Post World on Facebook and stay updated on foreign news

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Source: Common Domain

Najib’s Former Deputy Charged as Malaysia Graft Probes Bite

Saturday 04:14 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia charged a former deputy prime minister with breaking money-laundering and corruption laws as Mahathir Mohamad’s government steps up investigations into graft allegations plaguing the former administration.

Mr. Zahid is the most significant figure to be charged after former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor were arrested and charged with a combined 49 offenses relating to a multibillion-dollar scandal surrounding 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB, a state investment fund that Mr. Najib established in 2009.

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Source: DW

Hungary's university ban on gender studies heats up culture war

Friday 15:27 GMT

A master’s degree in gender studies is currently offered at two Hungarian universities: Budapest's state-funded Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), Hungary's oldest university, and the Central European University (CEU), a private institution funded by Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros' Open Society Foundation.

As a counterweight to gender studies, Retvari's ministry introduced the master's programme in "family studies" at the Corvinus State University in Budapest.

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Source: The Guradian

UK Brexit negotiators desperate for November summit

Saturday 20:54 GMT

Theresa May will test the tolerance of her cabinet for fresh Brexit compromises on Tuesday, with Britain’s negotiators desperate for a breakthrough in time to convince EU leaders to convene a crunch summit next month.

Senior Conservatives warn that if the deal is to pass through the House of Commons, May will have to pivot from the cautious approach she has displayed in recent weeks, to selling her deal.

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Source: BBC

The good, the bad and the ugly for PM

Friday 04:15 GMT

The ugly? Well a senior EU official revealed after the dinner that the prime minister told the others that she was "ready" to consider a longer implementation period after Brexit than is currently planned - essentially she'd think about both sides having longer to work out all the complexities of how the relationship between the EU and UK will work well after Brexit.

EU leaders have agreed that the negotiations can continue, officials can get back to the extremely difficult task of solving conundrums that have been preoccupying them for two years.

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Source: The Guradian

Israel embassy move: Morrison says there's no evidence 'at this time' of planned violence

Friday 08:05 GMT

Scott Morrison insists there is no evidence “at this time” of any planned violence as a consequence of his proposed shift in Middle East policy as the government launched a police investigation into the leaking of advice from Australia’s spy agency. Guardian Australia revealed on Thursday that Asio warned ministers the day before Morrison unveiled the shift that a public signal about relocating Australia’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may “provoke protest, unrest and possibly some violence in Gaza and the West Bank”.

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Source: Global News

Trudeau changes tune on Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, refuses to comment on documents

Thursday 22:45 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau angered Conservatives in Wednesday’s question period by repeatedly refusing to explain why his government isn’t releasing documents requested by the legal counsel of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.

Controversial case of suspended vice-admiral will ‘inevitably’ go to court, says Trudeau. Conservatives began question period by delving straight into the Norman controversy, with party leader Andrew Scheer asking Trudeau why he wouldn’t release the documents when he was previously willing to comment on the case.

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Source: Common Domain

Indian Government Minister Quits After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

Friday 01:31 GMT

A junior minister in India’s government resigned Wednesday following accusations of sexual harassment, while Hindu hardliners tried to block women from entering a temple that the Supreme Court had ordered opened to all.

A spokesman for the federal Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi didn’t respond to phone calls and a message seeking comment about what Prime Minister Modi’s government was doing to ensure female worshipers could enter the temple.

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Source: DW

EU and Asia leaders reaffirm multilateralism at ASEM Summit in Brussels

Friday 16:22 GMT

ASEM Summit participants have committed to "open, free and non-discriminatory trade," as well as being prepared "to fight all forms of protectionism." When asked about Trump, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah said the US president's trade tariffs had united the EU and Asia: "Of course there's more reason for why we should come closer together.

Leaders are expected to reaffirm their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal and to call on North Korea to "completely, verifiably and irreversibly dismantle all its nuclear and weapons of mass destruction."

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Source: Global News

Canada joins other high profile figures in skipping Saudi investment summit

Saturday 00:36 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that, during their recent conversation, the Saudi king firmly denied allegations that he or his crown prince had any knowledge of or role in the disappearance of Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The federal government has no intention of sending anyone to a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week at a time when Riyadh is the target of global outrage – and one source insists Ottawa never had plans to dispatch a delegation.


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