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UN Khashoggi report piles pressure on Saudi crown prince

Apo - Saudi Arabia has sought to move on from the scandal triggered by journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but a UN expert's report implicating its crown prince has heaped global pressure back on the kingdom, analysts say.

'Sacrificial animal': UN expert report details Khashoggi murder

Geneva - A UN expert has published a bombshell report about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying there is "credible evidence" linking the Saudi crown prince to the killing and cover-up.

US says Saudis can do more after UN Khashoggi probe

Washington - A US official said Wednesday that Saudi Arabia should do more to ensure accountability over the death of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi but stopped short of blaming the crown prince after a UN probe linked him to the killing.

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder: UN expert

Geneva - There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN expert said Wednesday, calling for sanctions on the prince's foreign assets.

Platini released in 2022 World Cup probe, denies wrongdoing

Nterre - The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was released from custody on Wednesday after hours of questioning in connection with a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Turkey opens inquiry into alleged visits by New Zealand mosque killer

Istanbul - Ankara on Friday opened an inquiry after it emerged that the man alleged to be the New Zealand mosque gunman made several visits to Turkey, an official said.

Democrats' probe a 'big, fat, fishing expedition:' Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday furiously branded a sweeping new investigation by Democrats of his inner circle a "big, fat, fishing expedition.

17 Palestinians hurt in border clashes with Israel: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Israeli troops on Friday shot and wounded 17 Palestinians during a protest on the Gaza-Israel border, where rallies have been held for nearly a year, the enclave's health ministry said.

Spain probes North Korea embassy incident

Madrid - Spain is probing an incident linked to the North Korean embassy in Madrid, the interior ministry and police said Wednesday, which Spanish media described as a break- in by people who stole computers.

Zuma ally took monthly bribes from S.Africa company, inquiry hears

Johanesburg - A South African former executive on Monday told a corruption probe that his old company had paid monthly bribes for years to a minister who served under scandal-tainted ex-president Jacob Zuma.

Kidnap suspect picked out US teen target at bus stop: charges

Washington - An American 21-year-old arrested for holding a teenaged girl captive after murdering her parents chose his victim after seeing her get on a school bus, according to a charge sheet filed on Monday.

Kidnapped American teen found alive months after parents' murder

Gordon - A 21-year-old man has been charged with murdering the parents of an American teen as part of a calculated plot to kidnap her, police said Friday, after 13-year-old Jayme Closs was found alive following three months in captivity.

Two Kosovo ex-commanders summoned to Hague in war crimes probe

Pristina - Two top Kosovo independence fighters are among the first to be summoned for interviews by special war crimes prosecutors in The Hague, their lawyers said Wednesday.

Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

Berlin - German prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali.

Probe into Russian filmmaker Sokurov closed after Putin 'intervenes'

Sanktpeterburg - Russian police on Friday closed a probe into alleged embezzlement by a foundation set up by acclaimed director Alexander Sokurov to help young filmmakers, after President Vladimir Putin reportedly intervened.

Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal crash, Indonesia says

Jakarta - A crashed Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, as details from the new jet's flight data recorder suggested that pilots struggled to control its anti-...

German prosecutors seek to lift far-right MP's immunity

Berlin - German prosecutors on Wednesday asked parliament to lift the immunity of a prominent far-right MP, Alice Weidel, as they step up enquiries into suspicious campaign donations made to the AfD party co-leader ahead of the last general election.

Dutch officials unable to trace how Balkan war criminal got poison

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said Friday they had not managed to establish how a Bosnian Croat war criminal got the poison he used in his courtroom suicide in front of UN judges.

Turkish police search Saudi consulate again in Khashoggi case

Istanbul - A team of Turkish investigators searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a second time as part of a probe into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an AFP correspondent.

German hostage drama 'likely a terrorist act': prosecutors

Berlin - German federal prosecutors took over the investigation into an arson attack and hostage-taking at Cologne's train station Wednesday, saying there were enough indications to suggest a terrorist motive.A Syrian refugee, identified only as Mohammad A.R.

Spanish judge rules Catalonia attack suspects to go to trial

Madrid - A Spanish judge investigating three men suspected of ties to last year's double attack in Catalonia ruled Wednesday they should be sent to trial, accusing two of belonging to a jihadist cell.

UN rights council renews Yemen war crimes probe

Geneva - The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to extend an international probe of alleged war crimes committed in Yemen despite strong opposition from Saudi Arabia and several of its allies.

Poisoning suspicions hang over Russian's death probe

London - The lawyer for a Russian millionaire who mysteriously died in England after helping expose an alleged Russian money laundering scheme urged an inquest Friday not to dismiss the possibility his client was poisoned.

Saudi trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe: HRW

Geneva - Saudi Arabia is trying shut down a UN-backed war crimes investigation in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said Friday, calling it a "blatant attempt to avoid scrutiny" of its conduct in the country.

Digging up the past: high-profile exhumations

Paris - The exhumation of the remains of dictator Francisco Franco to move him to a new location will take place in June, the Spanish government announced Friday. It is the latest in a long line of famous cases.

E-coli found at Egyptian hotel where UK couple died

London - High levels of e-coli were found during tests at the Egyptian hotel where a British couple died last month, but their deaths are still being treated as unexplained, travel operator Thomas Cook said Wednesday.

Macron aide faces second probe into assaulting protesters

Paris - French prosecutors have opened a new probe into the actions of a top security aide to President Emmanuel Macron who allegedly roughed up two May Day protesters hours before a violent incident for which he has already been charged.

Secret papers show Trump aide suspected of 'conspiring' with Russia

Washington - The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was "collaborating" with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations have revealed.

UNAIDS head says won't quit over deputy's assault row

Paris - The head of the UN's AIDS agency, Michel Sidibe, on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation over complaints that he shielded a deputy from sexual harassment claims and attacked whistleblowers.

Facebook responding to US regulators in data breach probe

San Francisco - Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it was facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal.
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