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Trump finds Saudi explanation ‘credible’, calls 18 arrests in Khashoggi probe a ‘great 1st step’

Calling Saudi Arabia a crucial ally against Iran that purchases billions of dollars-worth of US weapons, Donald Trump lamented Khashoggi’s “unacceptable” death but praised Riyadh for making the first arrests in the ongoing probe. “It is a good first step. It is a big step,” Trump said, admitting, though, that “some questions” do remain and that he will be dealing ...

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Missouri senator demands ‘special probe’ into covert journos who exposed her misleading voters

Claire McCaskill, the Missouri Democrat caught on camera by Project Veritas espousing positions far to the left of her public platform, is trying to silence the group – and only garnering more media coverage as a result. A Project Veritas infiltrator filmed McCaskill and her staffers discussing the senator’s strong support for gun control measures up to and including a ...

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Pompeo warned Saudis they have 72 hrs to finish probe into Khashoggi case, or risk blowback – report

Published time: 18 Oct, 2018 12:43 Edited time: 18 Oct, 2018 12:58 Mike Pompeo told Saudi Arabia’s crown prince that he had 72 hours to finish his probe into the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi if he wanted to avoid tarnishing the kingdom’s “place on the world stage,” according to Axios. The Secretary of State met with Mohammed bin Salman ...

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Net Neutrality repeal tainted by fraud & bots, Stanford study confirms amid NY AG probe

An investigation into widespread fake comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission during the debate over repealing net neutrality has subpoenaed 14 groups, as more evidence emerges that as many as half were fake. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sent subpoenas to telecom industry groups, conservative groups, and pro-net-neutrality groups alike in an effort to get to the bottom ...

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US thanks Saudis for ‘transparent’ probe as new evidence points to Khashoggi’s murder in consulate

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s praise on Tuesday of the Saudis’ “transparent” investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is just the latest sign that Washington seems to be advocating for Riyadh. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and Turkey claims to have audio and video evidence proving that he was ...

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Russian police probe mysterious death of 32yo ‘Nigerian prince’ in night club

A Nigerian-born ‘prince’, who became a local celebrity in a small Russian steel-casting city after marrying a local woman and moving in, has died under murky circumstances, triggering a police investigation. Gabriel Segun Ajayi, 32, was reported dead by the local authorities on Monday. His wife Natalia, 50, said her husband suffered a massive heart attack on Sunday night at ...

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US senators demand Magnitsky Act probe, sanctions on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance

A group of Republican and Democrat senators united to demand an investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a consulate in Turkey. This could lead to sanctions against Saudi Arabia within 120 days. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) ...

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‘Theater of the absurd’: Top Russian senator blasts Norway spy probe against employee

The Russian Upper House speaker described the Norwegian spy probe against one of the chamber’s employees as absurd and arbitrary. She speculated that the man is being held so that evidence could be fabricated to back the charges. Russian Upper House Speaker Valentina Matviyenko told reporters that she addressed the issue of Mikhail Bochkarev’s detention in a personal message to ...

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'Shortseller Enrichment Commission’? Musk mocks SEC over fraud probe

While things aren’t on the up-and-up for eccentric entrepreneur Elon Musk, ousted as Tesla chairman and sued by a US agency for fraud over scandalous tweets, he’s now put Twitter in overdrive with an act certain to invite trouble. Musk appears to have run afoul of the $ 20 million settlement he recently reached with the Securities & Exchange Commission, ...

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MASCOT probe lands on prehistoric asteroid, begins mission to unlock origins of universe (PHOTOS)

The Hayabusa2 mission has successfully landed its third probe on the surface of the Ryugu asteroid some 300 million kilometers from Earth, building upon the earlier successes of one of mankind’s most daring feats to date. The shoebox-sized French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT for short, separated from the Hayabusa2 (Japanese for ‘falcon’) ‘mothership’ to become the latest member ...

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