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Source: BBC

What you need to know about Softbank's IPO

Wednesday 18:11 GMT

"They are going to raise lots of money with this IPO and they are going to invest in all sorts of tech companies all over the world," Mr Einstein said.

Japan's Softbank plans to list its mobile unit in Tokyo next month in what could be one of the world's largest stock offerings. The 2.4 trillion yen ($21bn) float is part of Softbank's broader move away from telecoms towards tech investing.

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Source: Global News

Cirque du Soleil employees uncomfortable with upcoming Saudi Arabia performance

Thursday 18:11 GMT

Cirque du Soleil’s decision to go ahead with more performances in Saudi Arabia next month despite international outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is creating a malaise within circus ranks, The Canadian Press has learned.

READ MORE: Cirque du Soleil’s Saudi Arabia show ‘difficult’ for founder Guy Laliberté. But in light of recent events that have sparked an international political crisis, some artists are asking why the Cirque is sticking to its schedule.

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Source: ABC News

Saudi official: Crown prince did not order Khashoggi killing

Friday 15:25 GMT

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has insisted the Kingdom’s crown prince and de-facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, took "absolutely" no part in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi was a high-profile critic of Saudi policy and especially of the Kingdom’s de-facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Khashoggi had an appointment at the consulate on Oct. 2 to apply for paperwork that would have allowed him to marry his Turkish fiancée.

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Source: The Guradian

Jamal Khashoggi killers 'may have taken body parts out of Turkey in luggage'

Monday 08:58 GMT

The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage, the Turkish defence minister, Hulusi Akar, has been quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk.

Speaking at a panel as part of an international conference in Halifax, Canada, Akar said Khashoggi’s killers may have taken the journalist’s body parts out of Turkey in luggage. On Sunday CNN Turk cited Akar as saying: “One probability is that they left the country three to four hours after committing the murder.

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Source: Fox News

Trump unsure whether Saudi Crown prince knew of Khashoggi murder: ‘Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!’

Tuesday 19:05 GMT

President Trump on Tuesday said he was unsure whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew about the murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

“King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of Mr. Khashoggi. Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!”

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Source: Global News

Some Saudi royals turning on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after Khashoggi murder

Tuesday 21:50 GMT

Amid international uproar over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, some members of Saudi Arabia‘s ruling family are agitating to prevent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from becoming king, three sources close to the royal court said.

Rather, they are discussing the possibility with other family members that after the king’s death, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, 76, a younger full brother of King Salman and uncle of the crown prince, could take the throne, according to the sources.

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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: After Khashoggi murder, some Saudi royals turn against...

Tuesday 21:50 GMT

Amid international uproar over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, some members of Saudi Arabia’s ruling family are agitating to prevent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from becoming king, three sources close to the royal court said.

The Saudi sources said U.S. officials had cooled on MbS not only because of his suspected role in the murder of Khashoggi. They are also rankled because the crown prince recently urged the Saudi defense ministry to explore alternative weapons supplies from Russia, the sources said.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump inflated importance of Saudi arms sales to US job market, report says

Tuesday 21:50 GMT

Trump has repeatedly cited the importance of Saudi arms sales to the US economy as a reason not to cut the supply of weapons in response to the murder of the Saudi writer and Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi.

US arms sales to Saudi Arabia give Washington extensive leverage on Riyadh, while accounting for fewer than 20,000 US jobs a year – less than a twentieth of the employment boost Donald Trump has claimed – according to a new report.

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Source: DW

Donald Trump backs Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi murder row

Tuesday 22:47 GMT

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Saudi Arabian complicity in the murder of dissident journalist, and US resident, Jamal Khashoggi would not affect relations between Washington and the Islamic kingdom.

The US president has defended relations with Saudi Arabia, saying he will not punish Riyadh for assassinating a US-based journalist. Citing "America First" policy, he vowed not to touch arms deals worth $110 billion.

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Source: DW

Donald Trump backs Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi murder row

Tuesday 22:47 GMT

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Saudi Arabian complicity in the murder of dissident journalist, and US resident, Jamal Khashoggi would not affect relations between Washington and the Islamic kingdom.

The US president has defended relations with Saudi Arabia, saying he will not punish Riyadh for assassinating a US-based journalist. Citing "America First" policy, he vowed not to touch arms deals worth $110 billion.


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