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UNITED STATES’ CIA TO ADDRESS CONGRESS ON KHASHOGGI MURDER

The head of the CIA will now brief Congress on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. According to media reports, Gina Haspel is to talk to Senate leaders today. She was absent from last week's briefing by the secretaries of state and defence. The Saudi jornalist was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

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AUTHORITIES ISSUE WARNING AS AUSTRALIA DUST STORM WORSENS

A giant dust storm has blanketed communities across south-east Australia, turning skies orange and raising concerns about air quality.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TASKED TO DETERMINE SAUDI PRINCES ROLE IN KHASHOGGI MURDER

United States President Donald Trump has been asked to ascertain whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played a role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Republican and Democratic leaders of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday sent a letter demanding a second investigation. President Trump earlier defended US ties with Saudi Arabia despite […]

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JUDGE HALTS UNITED STATES PRESIDENT’S ASYLUM BAN

A United States federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Trump to deny asylum to migrants crossing the southern US border illegally.

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Commonwealth Countries To Join The British Armed Forces

Britain has said citizens of Commonwealth countries will be able to join the British armed forces even if they do not live in the UK. Britain’s junior defence minister Mark Lancaster told parliament that the previous five-year residency requirement for Commonwealth army recruits has been removed. The Commonwealth is an association of 53 states, most […]

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TRUMP DESCRIBES MEDIA AS ‘ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE’

  United States President Donald Trump has launched a fresh assault on the US media, saying he has “forcefully condemned hatred and bigotry” but this goes unreported.

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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR CEASEFIRE IN YEMEN

United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both called for a swift ceasefire in Yemen. Mattis said the US wanted to see all sides around the negotiating table and an end to air strikes within 30 days. In a separate statement, Pompeo said United Nations-led negotiations to help end […]

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JAIR BOLSONARO WINS POLL TO BECOME BRAZIL’S NEXT PRESIDENT

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won a sweeping victory in Brazil’s presidential election. Mr. Bolsonaro won 55.2% of the votes cast against 44.8% for Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers’ Party. Bolsonaro campaigned on a promise to eradicate corruption and to drive down Brazil’s high crime levels. The election campaign has been deeply divisive. Each […]


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PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS SAUDI JOURNALIST’S MURDER “WORST COVER-UP IN HISTORY”

United States President Donald Trump has called Saudi Arabia’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi " the worst cover-up ever. President Trump added that whoever organized the plot should be in big trouble. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, shortly afterward, that America " will punish those responsible and is revoking visas […]

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JAPAN PROMISES TO WELCOME BRITAIN TO TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP FOLLOWING BREXIT

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe has said the United Kingdom would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with “open arms” after it leaves the European Union. Abe told the press that while Britain would lose its role as a gateway to Europe after Brexit, it would retain its “global strength”. He also […]


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