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US to make final conclusions on Saudi killing in days: Trump

Washington - The United States will make final conclusions by early next week over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Saturday, following reports that the CIA had held Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible.

Democrat concedes to Republican in Florida governor race

Miami - Democrat Andrew Gillum announced Saturday he was conceding his hard-fought race for Florida governor to his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis, vowing to keep fighting until he wins an election.

US has made no 'final conclusion' on Khashoggi killing: State Dept

Washington - The US government has not reached a final conclusion over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the State Department said Saturday following reports that the CIA had held the Saudi Crown Prince responsible.

Trump says no plan to extradite Gulen to Turkey

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had no plans to extradite Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt.

Trump says troops to remain at border 'as long as necessary'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his controversial deployment of thousands of troops to the US-Mexico border, confirming they would remain in place "as long as necessary.

Greece marks anniversary of anti-junta uprising

Atenas - At least 12,000 Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of a 1973 student revolt against a US-backed junta, police said.

Cygnus cargo ship launches to ISS

An unmanned Cygnus cargo ship blasted off Saturday toward the International Space Station, marking the second supply mission in 24 hours destined to carry food and supplies to the astronauts living in space.

Pence pulls U-turn, will stay overnight in Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby - In a last-minute U-turn, US Vice President Mike Pence will spend the night in Papua New Guinea where he is attending a regional summit, changing plans to fly in and out of Australia which had led to complaints of a lack of committment.

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: reports

Washington - The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter.

US promises Ukraine to fight Russian pipeline to Germany

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday promised Ukraine to fight the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, saying the project undermined European security.

Trump says he has written answers to Russia probe questions

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Friday he had personally written -- though not yet submitted -- answers to the questions put to the White House by Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, while once more assailing the probe as a "witch hunt.

Migrant caravan faces cold welcome, few options at US-Mexico border

Tijuana - The Central American migrant caravan faced a desperate situation Friday as its numbers swelled at the US-Mexican border, where it got a cold welcome and a warning that its chances of entering the United States were "almost nil.

Airbnb says quarterly revenue topped $1 bn

San Francisco - Airbnb said Friday it took in more than a billion dollars in revenue in the past three months, calling it the best quarter ever for the home-sharing giant as it readies a stock market offering.

Trump opens door to trade deal with China soon

Washington - President Donald Trump said Friday that China was ready to make a deal to defuse trade tensions, so he might not have to punish the country with more import tariffs.

Cold welcome at US-Mexico border for 2,000 caravan migrants

Tijuana - Mexican authorities said Friday more than 2,000 Central Americans from a migrant caravan heading toward the United States have now reached the border city of Tijuana, where they have received a sometimes cold welcome.

Trump says he has written answers to Russia probe questions

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Friday he had personally written -- though not yet submitted -- answers to the questions put to the White House by Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, while once more assailing the probe as a "witch hunt.

In first, US votes against UN censure of Israel over Golan

New York - For the first time, the United States voted Friday against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights, dropping its practice of abstaining in the vote.

France, Germany 'jumping the gun' on EU army: Dutch PM

Den Haag - France and Germany are jumping the gun with calls for a European army, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday, asserting that the continent's safety could be guaranteed only through NATO.

One man's tireless search for brother in California fires

Paradise - His mouth agape and his hands on his head in disbelief, Jhonathan Clark walks through the charred rubble that was once his home in the California town of Paradise, virtually destroyed by wildfires.

Assange lawyer: US indictment would threaten press freedom

Washington - A lawyer for anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warned Friday that an apparent US indictment against him poses a grave threat to press freedom both inside the United States and internationally.

CNN reporter returns to White House after pass reinstated

Washington - The White House agreed Friday to allow CNN reporter Jim Acosta back in after a judge ruled that the star journalist was improperly banned following a testy exchange at a press conference with President Donald Trump.

US judge orders W.House to restore CNN reporter's access

Washington - A federal judge Friday ordered the White House to reinstate the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, whose pass was revoked after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump.

N. Korea swiftly expels US citizen amid nuclear talks

Seoul - North Korea said Friday it had expelled a US citizen who tried to enter illegally, an unusually swift resolution of a case that could have further complicated reconciliation moves between the two countries.

Indonesian jet crash victim's family sues Boeing

Jakarta - The family of an Indonesian man killed in a Lion Air jet crash is suing Boeing, alleging that the accident may have been caused by a problem with the flight-control system in its newest 737 plane.

Julian Assange charged in US: WikiLeaks

Washington - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was behind a massive dump of classified US documents in 2010, has been charged in the United States, WikiLeaks said Thursday.

Hockney sells for $90.3mn, smashes living artist record

New York - A masterful swimming pool painting by British legend David Hockney sold for $90.3 million in New York on Thursday, smashing a new auction record for a living artist.

APEC summit host urges respect for trade rules

Port Moresby - The leader of Papua New Guinea, host of this year's APEC summit, Friday urged respect for international trade rules by "countries large and small" as spats between the US and China threatened to overshadow the gathering.

Next US House foreign affairs chief vows to check Trump, warns Russia

Washington - The incoming head of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee warned Thursday of election-related sanctions against Russia and vowed oversight of Donald Trump's diplomacy, which he said had made Americans "laughingstocks.

North Korea tests new 'ultramodern tactical weapon': KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen the testing of a "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon", Pyongyang's state media reported Friday, in a move that will raise the temperature over denuclearisation talks.

North Korea 'tests high-tech new weapon': report

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the testing of a "high-tech" new weapon, Pyongyang's state media reported Friday according to Yonhap news agency.
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