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    Trump gives Saudis benefit of doubt in Khashoggi's disappearance

    Reuters . Washington, Riyadh | Updated at 11:14am on October 17, 2018

    US president Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as US lawmakers pointed the...

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    UK PM rallies ministers on eve of Brexit summit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:04am on October 17, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May gathered her divided cabinet Tuesday to seek their support for her approach to Brexit, the day before she addresses EU leaders at a crucial Brussels summit....

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    Two Koreas, UN Command discuss demilitarising border

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:03am on October 17, 2018

    The two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command held talks Tuesday on demilitarising a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace....

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    Clashes after Israel closes Palestinian school

    Agence France-Presse . Nablus | Updated at 01:02am on October 17, 2018

    Clashes broke out in the occupied West Bank on Monday after Israeli forces ordered the closure of a Palestinian school, AFP correspondents said....

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    Saudis agree need for thorough probe: US

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:59am on October 17, 2018

    US top diplomat Mike Pompeo met Tuesday with Saudi King Salman and the crown prince seeking to defuse a crisis over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with American officials saying Riyadh had agreed the need for a ‘thorough’ probe....

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    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:50am on October 16, 2018

    Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software...

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    Pompeo meets Saudi king on Khashoggi case, Turks study ‘toxic materials’

    Reuters . Riyadh, Istanbul | Updated at 11:31am on October 16, 2018

    Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times said on...

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    Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:03am on October 16, 2018

    The best — and fairest — way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday....

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    Maldives leader blames defeat on ‘disappearing ink’

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:52pm on October 15, 2018

    Outgoing Maldives president Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his heavy election defeat last month....

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    13 dead as flooding hits SW France

    Agence France-Presse . Toulouse | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    At least 13 people died as violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwestern France on Monday in the latest episode of wild weather in Europe, officials said...

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