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Source: CBS News

Nikki Haley helped lead Trump administration's efforts on Israel, North Korea

Wednesday 15:28 GMT

Since then, she has reset U.S. policy on Israel and helped lead the United States' push to impose increasingly severe sanctions against North Korea.

Nikki Haley, who is leaving her post as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at the end of year, was a rookie on the international stage when she was appointed to the position in November 2016. Since then, she has reset U.S. policy on Israel and helped lead the United States' push to impose increasingly severe sanctions against North Korea.

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Source: Fox News

Saudi ruler ordered detention of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, report says

Friday 02:27 GMT

Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, ordered that Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi be lured to that country from his home in the U.S. and detained, the paper reported Wednesday evening.

Khashoggi, 59, has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Turkish officials have said that they believe Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered inside the building by members of an elite "assassination squad."

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Blocks Aid Workers From North Korea

Friday 18:13 GMT

U.S. officials are preventing American aid workers from making humanitarian trips to North Korea, according to people familiar with the matter, inhibiting the flow of food and medical assistance to the isolated country ahead of a new round of diplomacy over Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

Tightening the flow of aid to North Korea may be a way of increasing U.S. leverage in a fresh round of bilateral talks aimed at breaking an impasse over Pyongyang’s nuclear program, said Joseph Yun, who until earlier this year was the U.S. special envoy on North Korea issues.

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Source: Washington Post

As crisis intensifies, what’s at stake in America’s military partnership with Saudi Arabia?

Saturday 22:45 GMT

International concern over Saudi Arabia’s suspected role in the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist has threatened to disrupt one of the United States’ most important security partnerships.

Reports that Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul this month has sparked a wave of criticism of the kingdom and questions about whether President Trump and his top aides have emboldened the young royal.

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Source: Washington Post

As crisis intensifies, what’s at stake in America’s military partnership with Saudi Arabia?

Saturday 22:45 GMT

International concern over Saudi Arabia’s suspected role in the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist has threatened to disrupt one of the United States’ most important security partnerships.

Reports that Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul this month has sparked a wave of criticism of the kingdom and questions about whether President Trump and his top aides have emboldened the young royal.

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Source: DW

Extortion in Acapulco: Victims often abducted and driven to ATMs

Sunday 08:59 GMT

Businesses owners who service Acapulco's troubled tourist trade are being forced at gunpoint to withdraw cash from ATMs to pay extortion fees to local mafia gangs, a Mexican newspaper reported on Saturday.

Milenio detailed how taxi drivers, beach sellers, masseurs and banana boat operators are sometimes abducted and taken to nearby banks to settle outstanding "debts" to the criminals. If they refuse to pay, they face violence and even death as the once-booming tourist city struggles with its new reputation as the country's most murderous metropolis, fueled by drug-related violence.


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