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Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks as Canada became the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace. Read More

Turkish police search Saudi consul’s home in Khashoggi case

Turkish crime-scene investigators entered the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul today to search for evidence in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, just as a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome recounting of his alleged slaying. Read More

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself. Read More

Pompeo lands in Turkey as probe into Khashoggi case heats up

A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published a gruesome recounting of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just as America’s top diplomat arrived in the country for talks over the Washington Post columnist’s disappearance. Read More

New evidence writer slain in consulate, Turkish official says

Police who searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said today, as authorities prepared to search the consul’s residence nearby after the diplomat left the country. Read More

Koreas, U.S.-led U.N. Command discuss disarming border area

The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command met Tuesday to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. Read More

Top U.S. diplomat in Saudi Arabia for talks over Khashoggi

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Read More

Saudi Arabia shifts course, may admit dissident journalist’s death

Saudi Arabia was preparing an alternative explanation of the fate of a dissident journalist, saying he died at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago in an interrogation gone wrong, according to a person familiar with the kingdom’s plans. Read More

Will Meghan Markle’s royal baby retain U.S. citizenship?

Will Meghan Markle’s recently announced child with Britain’s Prince Harry be a U.S. citizen? Or could the possibility of an American baby in the House of Windsor be overturned by royal decree? Read More

Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco

The Moroccan man has been sentenced to a 15-year prison sentence in Germany for helping three of the suicide pilots in the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. Read More

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. Read More

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops accused of sex abuse

Pope Francis today defrocked two more Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he’s responding to the church’s global sex abuse crisis, he publicly explained why they were removed. Read More

Mnuchin says he’ll attend Saudi investment meeting despite reports of journalist’s killing

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that he was sticking with plans to attend a government-sponsored investment conference in Saudi Arabia this month despite the uproar over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist, although he said he would reconsider that decision “if more information comes out.” Read More

Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer’s slaying

Turkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over a week ago, a pro-government Turkish newspaper reported Saturday. Read More

Tens of thousands in Berlin protest racism, discrimination

Organizers said more than 240,000 people turned out Saturday, while police on Twitter cited a turnout figure in “the low six-digit region.” Read More

Turkey reportedly has proof Saudi writer was killed and dismembered

Turkey’s government has told U.S. officials it has audio and video proof that missing Saudi Arabian writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Washington Post reported today. Read More

Global business leaders suspend ties with Saudi Arabia

Global business leaders are reassessing their ties with Saudi Arabia, stoking pressure on the Gulf kingdom to explain what happened to a dissident writer who disappeared after visiting its consulate in Istanbul. Read More

Turkish court convicts U.S. pastor of terror yet frees him

A Turkish court today convicted an American pastor of terror links but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave the country, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies that still disagree on a host of other issues. Read More

Princess Eugenie weds her beau at Windsor Castle

Britain’s Princess Eugenie married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in a star-studded royal wedding today at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Read More


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