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US tells Saudis To Hold Khashoggi’s Murderers Accountable

US tells Saudis To Hold Khashoggi’s Murderers Accountable

By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Trump administration expects Saudi Arabia to hold “every single person” responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday after talks with senior Saudi officials that also focused on Mideast crises and countering threats…

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Indonesia Recovers Lion Air Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder

Indonesia Recovers Lion Air Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said Monday, in a possible boost to the accident investigation. Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters that remains of some of the 189 people who died…

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Family: Wisconsin Teen In ‘Good Spirits’ Post-Kidnapping, Escape

Family: Wisconsin Teen In ‘Good Spirits’ Post-Kidnapping, Escape

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The grandfather of a 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say escaped a man who killed her parents and held her captive for three months said Sunday she’s in “exceptionally good spirits.” Jayme Closs on Thursday fled the cabin near the small town of Gordon where she said she had been…

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Runaway Saudi Woman Reaches Her New Home In Canada

Runaway Saudi Woman Reaches Her New Home In Canada

By ROB GILLIES , Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign. “This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new…

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US Starts Withdrawing Supplies, But Not Troops, From Syria

US Starts Withdrawing Supplies, But Not Troops, From Syria

By ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for a complete military withdrawal. The announcement is fueling concern about how quickly the U.S. will abandon its Kurdish…

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