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Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in Khashoggi murder – The Washington Post

Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in Khashoggi murder – The Washington Post

Senators emerged from a closed-door briefing with the CIA director on Tuesday and accused the Saudi crown prince of complicity in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In some of their strongest accusations to date, lawmakers said evidence presented by the U.S. spy agency overwhelmingly pointed to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s involvement in the […]

MSNBC conservative says Mueller evidence points to collusion. Trump fans will never believe it – Salon

MSNBC conservative says Mueller evidence points to collusion. Trump fans will never believe it – Salon

MSNBC contributor John Podhoretz agrees new evidence has emerged to suggest a link between Russian intelligence and President Donald Trump — but he said there’s still no smoking gun. The conservative commentator said evidence showed Trump parroted Russian propaganda themes during the 2016 presidential campaign, although there’s still no direct link between the Republican candidate […]

China's descriptions of the Trump-Xi deal differ from the White House's in a lot of ways – CNBC

China's descriptions of the Trump-Xi deal differ from the White House's in a lot of ways – CNBC

While both the U.S. and China called this weekend’s meeting on trade very successful, many Chinese-language state media left out references to a 90-day condition for both sides to agree on issues such as technology transfer. While it’s typical for there to be some daylight between governments’ spin about bilateral meetings, a host of differences […]

Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help – BBC News

Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland for talks on climate change – aimed at breathing new life into the Paris Agreement. The UN has warned the 2015 Paris accord’s goal of limiting global warming to “well below 2C above pre-industrial levels” is in danger because major economies, including […]

‘We don’t want him here’: Saudi crown prince is a protected pariah at G-20 summit – The Washington Post

‘We don’t want him here’: Saudi crown prince is a protected pariah at G-20 summit – The Washington Post

Anthony Faiola Correspondent covering Latin America, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, human rights, poverty, globalization and economics December 1 at 12:48 PM BUENOS AIRES — The legions of protesters demonstrating at a leaders summit here have unfurled a sea of standard-issue signs, ranging from “No to Imperialism” to “Yankees Go Home.” But a newer rallying cry also […]

Brexit: EU to UK: take the deal or else – Vox

Brexit: EU to UK: take the deal or else – Vox

The European Union is making itself clear: It’s UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal or no deal at all. Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council (the body that governs the EU), said that the current Brexit withdrawal plan, agreed to last weekend by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and EU leaders, will […]

China rejects U.S. academic report calling for retaliatory action – Reuters

China rejects U.S. academic report calling for retaliatory action – Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese media on Friday hit back at a U.S. academic report which urged the United States to engage in “tit-for-tat” retaliation to counter what it said was China’s widening campaign for influence which threatened to undermine democratic values. U.S. and Chinese flags are seen before Defense Secretary James Mattis welcomes Chinese Minister […]

Brexit debate: Row over which TV channel will host debate – BBC News

Brexit debate: Row over which TV channel will host debate – BBC News

Image copyright REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted the BBC’s offer to take part in a debate on Brexit on Sunday 9 December, two days before MPs vote on her deal. But Labour sources say the party has not yet agreed to take part, with Jeremy Corbyn telling This Morning he preferred ITV’s […]

At Least 30 Afghan Civilians Killed in Taliban Battle in Kabul, Officials Report – TIME

At Least 30 Afghan Civilians Killed in Taliban Battle in Kabul, Officials Report – TIME

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — At least 30 civilians were killed along with 16 Taliban fighters as Afghan government forces battled insurgents in southern Helmand province overnight, provincial officials said Wednesday. In the eastern part of the capital Kabul, Taliban insurgents staged a coordinated attack against security forces when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives and fighters […]

After Months Stuck Living In Airport, Syrian Finds Refuge Half A World Away – NPR

After Months Stuck Living In Airport, Syrian Finds Refuge Half A World Away – NPR

Hassan Al Kontar hugs Laurie Cooper, a volunteer with Canada Caring Society, after he arrived Monday in Vancouver, B.C. Kontar managed to leave a Malaysian airport with her help. Ben Nelms/AP hide caption toggle caption Ben Nelms/AP Hassan Al Kontar hugs Laurie Cooper, a volunteer with Canada Caring Society, after he arrived Monday in Vancouver, […]