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  • Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

    October 14, 2018 1:41 PM 16

    However, Trump in the same interview said: “As of this moment, they deny it and they deny it vehemently. Could it be them? Yes.” Other stock exchanges in the Mideast saw far less volatility Sunday. U.S. markets have been rattled by rising interest rates, signs of a slowdown in the global economy and the U.S.-China trade dispute. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed

  • Trump prays with American pastor recently freed by Turkey

    October 13, 2018 11:14 PM 39

    Trump thanked Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had resisted the demands of Trump and other high-level U.S. officials for Brunson’s release. Erdogan had insisted that his country's courts are independent, though he previously had suggested a possible swap for Brunson. The U.S. had repeatedly called for Brunson’s release and, this year, sanctioned

  • 11 killed in crash of car carrying migrants in Greece

    October 13, 2018 3:53 PM 40

    THESSALONIKI, GREECE—A speeding car carrying migrants collided with a truck in northern Greece on Saturday, killing 11 people, police said. Ten of the victims were believed to be migrants who crossed into the Greece from Turkey. The 11th person was the car’s driver and a suspected migrant smuggler, police said. Police said the car in which the migrants

  • Washington Post: Turkey has proof Saudi writer was killed

    October 12, 2018 7:12 PM 12

    Anadolu Agency said the delegation would hold talks with Turkish officials over the weekend. It did not provide further details. On Thursday, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Turkey and Saudi Arabia would form a “joint working group” to look into Khashoggi’s disappearance. The 59-year-old journalist, who was considered close to the Saudi

  • Second NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit as Hubble hibernates

    October 12, 2018 6:58 PM 12

    Less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope went offline, the Chandra X-ray Observatory did the same thing. NASA said Friday that Chandra’s automatically went into so-called safe mode Wednesday, possibly because of a gyroscope problem. Both orbiting observatories are old and in well-extended missions: Hubble is 28, while Chandra is 19. Flight controllers

  • Wildlife ranger killed by crocodile in northern Australia

    October 12, 2018 12:18 PM 11

    Her body was recovered hours later less than 1 kilometre from where she was taken by the crocodile, Northern Territory Police Commander Tony Fuller said. Local wildlife rangers killed the crocodile. “She was with the group ... and the group noticed her missing,” Fuller told Australian Broadcasting Corp. “They heard some splashing. The bucket that she was carrying

  • Pentagon orders temporary pause in F-35 flights after crash

    October 11, 2018 8:05 PM 10

    During the crash investigation, certain fuel tubes were identified as a potential problem, largely involving aircraft built before 2015. Until 2015, two companies manufactured the tubes, and the problem involves just one of them. If the aircraft has those particular tubes, they will be replaced. If the aircraft has good fuel tubes, it will be allowed

  • Tiny skull has big implications for understanding the largest dinosaurs

    October 11, 2018 3:13 PM 7

    Sauropods were the biggest dinosaurs — and the biggest land animals — ever to stomp across the planet. Their long-necked group included apatosaurus, brontosaurus, camarasaurus and the even more massive titanosaurs, whose leg bones were longer than a person is tall. But each of their first steps on Earth were teensy. These great beasts came from little

  • Severe cyclone hits eastern India; 8 killed

    October 11, 2018 12:44 PM 10

    GOPALPUR, INDIA — A severe cyclone damaged homes and blew down trees and power poles Thursday in eastern India, where eight people were killed and about 300,000 forced to move to higher ground. Cyclone Titli, or Butterfly, had winds blowing up to 150 kilometres per hour (95 mph) when it came onshore, the India Meteorological Department said. It spread

  • Israel defends detention of U.S. student who allegedly promoted boycott

    October 10, 2018 11:50 PM 9

    JERUSALEM—A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government’s handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country’s international airport for the past week over allegations that she promoted a boycott against the Jewish state. In an interview, Gilad Erdan, who oversees the government’s efforts to counter