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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he’s not satisfied with the explanations he’s heard about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and is awaiting reports from U.S. personnel returning from the region. Khashoggi, who lived in the United States and wrote critically about the Saudi royal family, died earlier this month at […]
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Why are the prime suspects in charge of the investigation? Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. During the three weeks since the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the royal family of Saudi Arabia has not been able to keep its story straight. At first, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, insisted that Khashoggi freely left the Saudi Consulate on Tuesday, October 2. Now, the Saudi government is claiming that Khashoggi was killed by accident when he got into a fight inside the Consulate—and its attempt at damage control includes firing five government officials and arresting 18 other Saudis. But Turkish officials have remained critical of the Saudi’s government’s response to Khashoggi’s disappearance, asserting that Saudi officials have been deceptive throughout this international scandal. And Turkish journalists are alleging that the Saudi government...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has a strong relationship with the Saudi crown prince, said Monday that White House officials have their “eyes wide open” about the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The critic of the Saudi royal family, who was living in exile in the […]
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"Just stop lecturing me. You don't care enough about Khashoggi!" Fox News pundits have been defending President Donald Trump amidst growing criticism of his approach to Saudi Arabia after it was revealed that officials from that government had played a role in the death of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi."The whole game is people who have no basis for moral superiority sort of impose their moral superiority on you. The outrage is so false," Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on Saturday at the Politicon conference, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He opined that liberal critics of Trump's response to the controversy were ginning up their outrage in order to score political points."They use that to bully you into submission. It's a game. Don't play along," Carlson told the audience. He later added, "Just stop lecturing me. You don't care enough about Khashoggi!"The Fox News host made it clear that he was not defending the Saudi royal family, whose regi...
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Inside the Georgian mansion in Mayfair that houses Saudi Arabia’s embassy in London, two offices of Saudi intelligence operatives are busy at work.  The first office belongs to the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia’s foreign intelligence agency. Its staff are engaged in the “normal” work of spies, meeting with MI6 to discuss Britain and Saudi Arabia’s shared fight against al-Qaeda or to swap secrets on Iran.  The second office has a darker purpose. There the staff of the Mabahith, Saudi Arabia’s secret police, are tracking people of interest inside the UK.  Its operatives are watching obvious targets like Saudi dissidents who have gone into exile in Britain, or London-based Islamists whose ideology is seen as a threat to Saudi Arabia’s absolute monarchy. But they are also keeping tabs on Arab businessmen and the decadent lives of Gulf royals living the UK. The Mabahith’s spies are especially interested in compromising material they can use as blackmail to...
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The Saudi government moved Sunday to shield Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ascendant power inside a royal family with longstanding ties to U.S. leaders, from the fallout over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but its efforts encountered bipartisan skepticism in Washington. Khashoggi’s...
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GOP Sen. Rand Paul said Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Turkey was “insulting,” as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle urged more pressure be put on the ruling royal family to discover what really happened. “Absolutely not, it’s insulting,” Paul said on “Fox News Sunday”...
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The Duke of Sussex has shared his hope that his first baby will be a girl, after being congratulated by a well wisher at the Invictus Games. The father-to-be, who attended the road cycling event alone while the pregnant Duchess rested, laughed as a fan shouted  "I hope it’s a girl” as he walked past, replying: “So do I!” It is the first time the Duke has spoken about a preference for the sex of the baby, due in the spring. Last week, the day after news of Baby Sussex was announced, he had amused a small audience during a speech when he appeared to falter over the word "baby" as he avoided saying "son" or "daughter". "We also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby," he said, adding: "Whether it’s a boy or a girl.” The couple, who are currently on their first Royal tour in the South Pacific, said they could not think of a better place to announce the news Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images...
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David Beckham has revealed his love for the royal family as prepares to act as an ambassador for the Invictus Games in Sydney. Beckham is due to travel to Australia this week to offer his support to friend Prince Harry, who founded the Invictus Games four years ago. The former England captain also attended Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle earlier this year and admits his love for the royals stems from childhood.
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Turkey vowed on Saturday that it would not allow any cover up in the Jamal Khashoggi case after Saudi Arabia admitted its operatives had killed the journalist but insisted that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, was not involved.   After more than two weeks of protesting its innocence, Saudi Arabia changed course and said that Mr Khashoggi, 59, died during “a fist fight” inside the Saudi consulate on October 2. The kingdom said it had arrested 18 Saudis in connection with the killing and sacked General Ahmed al-Assiri, the deputy intelligence chief, and Saud al-Qahtani, a close aide to Crown Prince Mohammed.  Saudi officials insisted that the crown prince had no knowledge of the murder or subsequent cover up. King Salman tasked him with reforming the Saudi intelligence services, a sign that Crown Prince Mohammed's position remains secure.  Donald Trump, the US president, said he found the explanation “credible” but the Saudi narrative was met with a wave of sceptic...
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The Duke of Sussex has urged the public to honour the current generation of serving military with the same respect they afford First and Second World War veterans, as he used his Invictus Games opening speech to declare: “In today’s world being tough means being honest about how we feel - both inside and out.” The Duke, the founder of the Invictus Games, told servicemen and women their generation was helping to reinstill pride in the military after years in which “society’s recognition of them too often wavered”. The speech, on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, came as the Duke officially introduced his wife and unborn child to the world at the Games. Kensington Palace released an image of the Duke practising on stage ahead of the show, with the Duchess watching him from the stalls. The couple sat side-by-side as they watched performers in the live show, a year on from the Toronto Invictus opening ceremony in which Meghan Markle sat apart from Prince Harry as they...
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Members of the House of Saud are increasingly alarmed by the kingdom’s crown prince but can do little about it.
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The journalist advocated for liberalizing reforms in the Middle East. The day after veteran Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was reported missing in Istanbul, Turkey, one of his colleagues at the Post—Global Opinions Editor Karen Attiah—received what turned out to be his final column, which was written in Arabic but translated into English by Khashoggi’s assistant. Attiah, initially, held off on running the piece, hoping that Khashoggi (who lived in Washington, DC’s Virginia suburbs) would be returning to the U.S. and that they could edit it together. But two weeks after Khashoggi’s disappearance—with Turkish government officials alleging that he had been viciously tortured and murdered by Saudi agents inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2—it became painfully obvious that Khashoggi would not be coming back. And the Post went ahead and published his final column the evening of Wednesday, October 17 with the headline, “Wha...
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For generations, the Khashoggi family has had close ties to the Saudi royals. Over a long career, Jamal Khashoggi was a loyalist who worked for the monarchy — and a critic who urged reform.
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A complex man of contradictions, journalist Jamal Khashoggi went from being a Saudi royal family insider to an outspoken critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom's government, and was ultimately killed inside its consulate in Istanbul. In his final column for The Washington Post, Khashoggi perhaps presciently pleaded for greater freedom of expression in the Middle East. "The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power," he wrote.
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The president's fans always find a way to sink lower. Some Republicans have been very outspoken over the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2 and was allegedly tortured and killed by a Saudi hit squad. Sen. Lindsey Graham has called for the U.S. to “sanction the hell out of Saudi Arabia,” describing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, as a “wrecking ball” who is terrible for U.S./Saudi relations. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio declared that there will be a “complete revolt against our policies with Saudi Arabia” on Capitol Hill if MBS ordered the murder of a U.S.-based journalist. President Donald Trump, however, has been reluctant to criticize the Saudi royal family—repeatedly noting they have denied having anything to do with Khashoggi’s disappearance. And some of Trump’s sycophants are so determined to carry the president’s...
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Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” conservative talker Rush Limbaugh emphasized the importance of the Trump administration getting the proper response to the Saudi Arabian government for the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi at a Turkish consulate given the Saudi royal family’s influence over Islam. Limbaugh said explained if President Donald Trump went too far placating the Saudis, it might appear it was done so for financial reasons, and that would give Democrats an opportunity to attack him. Partial transcript as follows: HANNITY: Let me ask you about this Khashoggi. You saw Tom Friedman today. LIMBAUGH: Yes. Well, he made, Friedman made a good point about this. HANNITY: Yes. LIMBAUGH: And I got to acknowledge good points when they are made. I think this is a precarious time for the Trump administration because the left is trying to use this Khashoggi death, tie it to Trump. They are trying to get Trump to blame for everything. HANNITY: If he cured ca...
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Trump and Jared Kushner now want to help the Saudis find someone to blame. They think the world will just forget Read the first paragraph of this report from Shane Harris in the Washington Post and think about it for a moment:The Trump administration and the Saudi royal family are searching for a mutually agreeable explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — one that will avoid implicating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is among the president’s closest foreign allies, according to analysts and officials in multiple countries.I assume that is based on information from reliable sources. And what it says is truly shocking: The White House is conspiring with the Saudi government to cover up a murder.Here's another passage from the New York Times in an article about how Saudi Arabia is considering pinning the blame on a top general, presumably with the relieved permission of President Trump and Jared Kushner, who, according to the Intercept, regularly tex...
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So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said.
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So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said.
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It's been an understandably busy few days for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are in the midst of their first overseas visit. On Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped by Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, the chia seed-laden suburb that's known for its bohemia and totally chill vibes, man. SEE ALSO: Why the next royal baby might not be a Prince or Princess Part of the royal itinerary included sitting down on the world-famous beach in an "anti-bad vibes" circle to talk about mental health. The gathering is part of a weekly session known as Fluoro Friday, organised by local surf group and mental health awareness non-profit OneWave, according to AAP. Read more...More about Royal Family, Royal, Australian, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle
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"Some people are using that to discredit him," Marie Harf said. "...I don't like that." Former State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, a Fox News commentator, on Thursday school host Harris Faulkner after she alleged slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi had “was tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.”Faulkner presented the information as another “piece of the puzzle,” telling her Fox News Outnumbered co-hosts that “some things have come out” about Khashoggi’s contacts.“We’re just reporting the facts, we don’t have to fall down one way or the other on this,” Faulkner assured her audience. “But Khashoggi was tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.”“That’s iffy to say he was tied to the Muslim Brotherhood,” Harf replied.“So what was it then?” Faulkner asked.“Throughout his career, he was a government spokesperson for the royal family,” Harf explained. “… And at times had written and worked with some Muslim [Brotherhood] memb...
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Trump "is assisting a foreign government in a conspiracy to obstruct justice in the political murder of a resident of the United States." As President Donald Trump continues to provide cover for Saudi Arabia while making no moves to hold the kingdom accountable for the suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Democratic senators have demanded records detailing any and all financial ties the president has with the Saudis.Noting that the Trump Organization's longtime business relationships with the Saudi government and royal family are well-known and a matter of public record, 11 Democratic lawmakers sent a letter on Wednesday demanding information on whether the Saudis have given the president anything of monetary value since he was elected in 2016—a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution's Emoluments Clause—and whether Trump has discussed potential investments with the kingdom since announcing his campaign in 2015.“It is imperative that [t...
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Evangelical leader Pat Robertson told his followers that just because a journalist was tortured and murdered in a Saudi consulate doesn't mean the US should stop treating the country's leaders like beloved royalty. "We’ve got an arms deal that everybody wanted a piece of," he told his adoring television audience. Any action against the Saudi royal family would mean losing "$100 billion worth of arms sales." No doubt Jesus would have agreed with Robertson that it would be a profound sin to do anything to reduce the net worth of multi-billionaire arms dealers. Pat Robertson responds to reports that the Saudis murdered a journalist by telling everyone to calm down and focus on the important things, like the lucrative arms deal we have with them. pic.twitter.com/06b7s3R6Xe — Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) October 15, 2018 Image: YouTube Read the rest
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Liam Fox, the international trade secretary,  has pulled out of next week’s “Davos in the Desert” summit in Riyadh amid allegations that Saudi Arabia murdered Jamal Khashoggi, the missing journalist.  Dr Fox's withdrawal leaves Steve Mnuchen, the US treasury secretary, as one of the last Western officials still scheduled to attend the conference after wave of cancellations.  A UK government spokesman said: "The Secretary of State for International Trade has decided the time is not right for him to attend the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh on 23 October. “The UK remains very concerned about Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. “We encourage Turkish-Saudi collaboration and look forward to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia conducting a thorough, credible, transparent, and prompt investigation, as announced. Those bearing responsibility for his disappearance must be held to account.” Bruno Le Maire, France’s finance minister, also said Thursday he would no long...
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Republican leaders in Congress are taking a cautious approach in their response to mounting evidence that the Saudi royal family is linked to the suspected death of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Senate Majo...
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The Trump administration's botched response has been shameful. When it comes to the shocking disappearance of veteran Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi—who was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2—Saudi Arabia’s government can’t keep its story straight. First, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, insisted that Khashoggi freely left the Consulate on October 2 and that he wasn’t harmed in any way. But they didn’t offer a shred of evidence to back up that claim. And after Turkish government officials—along with the New York Times, CNN and others—presented an abundance of evidence indicating that Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents inside the Consulate that day, the Saudi royal family appeared to be changing its story and claiming that Khashoggi was the victim of an interrogation gone wrong (one neither King Salman nor Crown Prince Mohammed h...
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Could Khashoggi’s disappearance bring attention back to the devastating Saudi war on Yemen? By now, few doubt that Jamal Khashoggi is dead. It is most likely that the Saudi journalist—who once advised kings and billionaires—was killed by an interrogation team sent from Saudi Arabia to meet him in Turkey. If this was the case, then it is impossible for the hit on Khashoggi to have taken place without a green light from the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman (affectionately known as MBS). The Saudi royal palace would have signed Khashoggi’s death warrant because he had turned on the kingdom he otherwise loyally served. Nothing in Jamal Khashoggi’s career suggested that he would become a dissident. But, MBS had consolidated power against the fragile balance within the royal family and he had arrested and humiliated Khashoggi’s friends, including Al Waleed bin Talal of Twitter and Goldman Sachs. Khashoggi’s dissent was the complaint of one fraction of the ruling elite ag...
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He was tortured and murdered by members of a 15-person hit squad sent from Riyadh and his body was dismembered with a bone saw after the killing. The government of Saudi Arabia, including King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, continues to deny allegations by Turkish government officials in connection with the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi—who was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Turkish law enforcement officials are alleging that after Khashoggi entered the Consulate, he was tortured and murdered by members of a 15-person hit squad sent from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—and that his body was dismembered with a bone saw after the killing.The Saudi royal family has vehemently denied any involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance, and President Donald Trump has taken them at their word. But the New York Times has been conducting a thorough investigation of Tur...
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Piers Morgan is in hot water again, this time for criticizing everyone’s favorite new addition to the royal family, Meghan Markle.
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'These people are known... [it] could not happen without the royal family knowing,' says one official
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By maintaining close ties with Saudi Arabia, the U.S. is sending a message to citizens around the world that it values money and power over human rights. Saudi Arabia has made headlines recently for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. What happened to Khashoggi is certainly tragic, but it’s far from the only crime committed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Despite Saudi Arabia’s history of thuggery, the United States has been cozy with the kingdom for decades. Here are 10 reasons why the U.S. should not have this nefarious alliance with the Saudi kingdom.1. There is no political freedom in Saudi Arabia. While most of the world’s monarchies have evolved to lessen the role of royalty, Saudi Arabia remains one of the world’s last absolute monarchies. The Saud royal family picks the king, who then has ultimate authority in virtually every aspect of government. There are no national elections, and political parties are banned, as are unions and most civic organizations.2...
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If you're not pissed off at the assassination of The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, you should be. As a permanent resident of the United States, Khashoggi should be protected by the U.S. Government, just like any United States citizen. But, instead of pouring pressure on Saudi Arabia to bring the perpetrators of Khashoggi's slaughter to justice, there's nothing but the flapping of gums over "rogue killers." Money, as always, is being put ahead of the sanctity of human life and the rule of law. Khashoggi's murder is also an attack on the freedom of the press. His brave, unwavering reports on corruption and human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia made him a target for the Saudi royal family and the nation's intelligence apparatus. He was killed for telling the truth. We can't force our governments to take action over Khashoggi's murder. But we can make our outrage known to those responsible for doing business with Saudi Arabia. The Future Investment Initiative (FII) is a confer...
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Emily Jane Fox has published a book on the Trump family children. Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox reacted to President Donald Trump's insults toward Stormy Daniels on Tuesday by pointing out the deeply misogynistic patterns of behavior he has displayed — including in the White House.President Trump went on the attack against Daniels, who alleges she had an extra-marital affiar with Trump in 2006, Tuesday morning after he defeated her defamation allegations in court. He called her "horseface" and a "con job" — to which she fired back by saying he's interested in bestiality and implying that he has a small penis.Fox noted that Trump's extreme reaction to Daniels shows the warped double standard he holds the women to in his life."Women, often, in the White House who do not challenge him are treated better than the men in the White House," she said. "You see that with Ivanka Trump, you saw that with Hope Hicks, you saw that last week when Nikki Haley stepped down from...
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There is a "violent struggle for power within the royal family" to undermine him, Research Director at the Valdai Discussion Club Fyodor Lukyanov said
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Trump has made it clear he doesn't care about human rights. President Donald Trump has received a great deal of criticism for his anemic response to the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. Turkish officials have alleged that Khashoggi, a frequent critic of the Saudi royal family who had been living in exile in Virginia, was tortured and killed by Saudi agents—and that they have video and audio recordings to prove it. At first, Saudi officials insisted that Khashoggi left the Consulate alive and well; now, CNN is reporting that the Saudi government appears to be acknowledging his death and attributing it to an interrogation gone wrong. And Trump has used the words “rogue killers,” indicating he doesn’t believe they were acting on orders from King Salman or Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS. But on the October 16 segment of MSNBC’s...
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Following the announcement that she and Prince Harry are starting their own royal family, the Duchess of Sussex honored her husband's late mother with a touching style tribute.
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President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday to have "no financial interests in Saudi Arabia." Yet in his own telling, he has reaped benefits from the massively wealthy Saudi royal family.
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Trump sent his top diplomat to visit America's biggest weapons buyer as the royal family grapples with how to explain an alleged murder
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The Duchess of Sussex has said that she and her husband are "ready" and "excited to  join the club" after announcing they are becoming parents. The Duke spoke of his joy at being able to announce news of the new royal baby in Australia, saying he could not think of a better place to tell the world. After a wet and windy start to the Sussex's time Down Under, the sun was shining for the couple as they enjoyed the sights of Sydney on the first official day of their tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Much of the attention was on the Duchess after the couple revealed on Monday that they are expecting their first baby.  Sporting a cream dress by Australian designer Karen Gee, the duchess also wore a touching tribute to her late mother-in-law - a pair of jewel-encrusted butterflies which once belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales. She also wore a bracelet from the same collection, assumed to be a gift from Prince Harry in celebration of a new stage...
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Emily Hawthorne of Stratfor said the government in Saudi Arabia is in a "full-court press effort" to manage the narrative around what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist who was critical of the country's royal family.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he has real concerns about allegations linked to the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a man who has written extensively about human rights abuses by the oil-rich kingdom's ruling royal family.
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The death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is not going to be easily explained. The disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2 and allegations of foul play have inspired considerable outrage, with everyone from Sen. Bernie Sanders on the left to journalist Max Boot on the right demanding answers. Turkish government officials are alleging that Saudi government officials lured Khashoggi to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul with the intention of harming him—and that there are video and audio recordings proving that after he was beaten, tortured and killed inside the Consulate, the body was dismembered.The Saudi government has denied the allegations, insisting that Khashoggi left the Consulate unharmed that day. But there are no videos of the journalist exiting the Consulate, only entering it.Khashoggi, who was 59 at the time of his disappearance, was an accomplished journalist who was fluent in both Ar...
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The Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry have all shown allegiance to various football clubs over the years, with rumours of certain players and coaches influencing their choice of team. London sides Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham have all been thrown into the mix as local clubs to the UK royal's family home. Here is a full run through of each team the royal family members are thought to support...
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will welcome their first child in spring 2019, Kensington Palace has announced. Harry and Meghan informed members of the Royal family on Friday at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle, where the duke and duchess were also married earlier in the year. Prince Harry was once third in line to the throne but has since moved down - and where will his first child fit into the succession? Most family members moved down a place in April following the birth of Prince Louis, whose arrival made history when he slotted in as fifth in line to the throne. The birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's third child meant the line of succession now sees the new Prince of Cambridge follow the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Historically, Princess Charlotte would have lost her spot to her younger brother, but new legislation introduced in 2013 overhauled the order of succession.  Prince...
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that they'll be welcoming their first child in spring 2019. But the latest addition to the royal family might not be a Prince or Princess.  SEE ALSO: Harry and Meghan are expecting a baby and yes we are screaming right now Royal etiquette expert William Hanson told Mashable that the royal baby's title all depends on the Queen's decision.  "Any title given to the child will be at The Queen’s discretion and whim," Hanson explained. "Due to Prince Harry’s status as 6th in line to the throne, and as the child’s as 7th once born, it is unlikely it will be made a Prince or Princess, but we won’t know until after the birth." Read more...More about Royal Family, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Culture, and Identities
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that they'll be welcoming their first child in spring 2019. But the latest addition to the royal family might not be a Prince or Princess.  SEE ALSO: Harry and Meghan are expecting a baby and yes we are screaming right now Royal etiquette expert William Hanson told Mashable that the royal baby's title all depends on the Queen's decision.  "Any title given to the child will be at The Queen’s discretion and whim," Hanson explained. "Due to Prince Harry’s status as 6th in line to the throne, and as the child’s as 7th once born, it is unlikely it will be made a Prince or Princess, but we won’t know until after the birth." "It is likely that it will be The Lord or The Lady Windsor. If the child is male it may take Prince Harry’s courtesy title - Earl of Dumbarton,” Hanson tells Mashable.  Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of...
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Prince Harry made no secret of his desire to start a family long before he met Meghan Markle. Even as a twenty-something larking about with AIDS orphans in Africa there was a sense that this was a clucky prince, keen to settle down and start a family. He was just 25 and had finished his first tour of Afghanistan when he told me he was “obsessed with children”. During an interview at a visit to a children’s hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados he revealed, with typical candour: “No matter how old I am I will always have the kid inside me. “I’m obsessed with children. I don’t know if they like me but you know they are great fun and you can never really say no to them.” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they are expecting their first child Credit: Chris Jackson/ Getty Images Europe Asked if he was conscious of taking after his mother, Harry replied: “I don’t know if I can follow in her footsteps but William and I will always try to achieve what she achieved in...
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The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant, Kensington Palace has announced.  The duke and duchess, who announced the "happy news" ahead of their 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, are "delighted", a spokesman said. The duchess, who is said to be in good health, is due in the spring. The couple informed the Queen and other members of the Royal Family on Friday when they gathered in Windsor to celebrate the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. A spokesman said: "Their Royal Highnesses are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in spring 2019. "Their Royal Highnesses very much appreciate all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share their happy news. "The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted for the couple." "Ms Doria Ragland i...
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The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant, Kensington Palace has announced. The happy news came hours after the couple were seen arriving in Sydney for their first major international tour since their Windsor Castle wedding in May. Following the news speculation is already mounting around the name of the next royal baby.  The baby is expected to take the surname Sussex in the same way that Prince William's children, George, Charlotte and Louis have taken his title Cambridge as their last name at school and nursery. Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice have previously used the surname York, after their father’s title Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby will not be a prince or a princess unless the Queen steps in. King George V - Harry's great great grandfather - limited titles within the royal family in 1917. Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the...
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The first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could become the Earl of Dumbarton, as speculation mounts around the baby's name after Kensington Palace announced Meghan's pregnancy. Hours after the couple arrived in Sydney for their first major international tour since their May wedding, the palace revealed the couple will welcome a child in the spring. Alice and Philip are both believed to be in the running as potential names. The new royal baby is expected to take the surname Sussex in the same way that Prince William's children, George, Charlotte and Louis, have taken his title Cambridge as their last name at school and nursery. Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice have previously used the surname York, after the title of their father, Prince Andrew, Duke of York. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby will not be a prince or a princess unless the Queen steps in. King George V - Harry's great-great-grandfather - limited titles within the royal family i...
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Jamal Khashoggi had both an affinity for Islamist political movements and close ties to the Saudi royal family — until they were cut by a new crown prince.
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We weren’t expecting to like “The Crown.” Yes, there are talented actors and fancy costumes on-screen, and yes, there’s an acclaimed writer at the helm who specializes in dramatizing real history. But did we really need to watch another 20 hours of serious, scripted drama about England’s royal family? Well, we were convinced to give […]
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Britain's Royal Family has released several official wedding photos of newlyweds Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank with their loved ones.
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A day after their wedding at Windsor Castle, Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank released four official photographs of the occasion, including portraits with the Queen and other royal family members.
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At her royal wedding, Princess Eugenie wore a dress with a low-cut back that revealed a long scar from an operation on her spine, inspiring others with back scars to share photos and feel more comfortable with their bodies. SEE ALSO: Royal wedding takes turn for the NSFW with BBC subtitle error Eugenie, who had surgery to correct her scoliosis at age 12 according to CNN, worked with designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos on her wedding dress. The low-cut back is deliberate, and meant to show her scar. The back of Princess Eugenie's dress, which is cut low to show her scar.Image: Toby Melville / wpa pool / Getty Images Read more...More about Royal Family, Scoliosis, Culture, Celebrities, and Activism
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Forget the new TV series. Books about the family, executed during the Russian revolution 100 years ago, are filled with lurid details.
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Before the smoke has even cleared on the horrific disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, Donald Trump Jr. is trying to delegitimize him. The disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and subsequent claims by the Turkish government that he was murdered by government officials in the Saudi consulate, has sickened the world, and prompted business leaders to suspend ties with Saudi Arabia.But President Donald Trump has been disturbingly distant from the incident, which has horrified journalists who fear the president is sending a message to rogue regimes that the United States does not care about the killing of overseas reporters. Only today did he agree to even talk to King Salman about the issue.Trump's right-wing defenders, on the other hand, have the most reprehensible response imaginable to justify the president's inaction: demonize Khashoggi as a terrorist sympathizer who didn't really deserve to live anyway. They are seizing on the fact that K...
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Jewelry belonging to the Bourbon-Parma family -- with links to the French royal family -- went on display this week at Sotheby's New York City location.
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The president's reluctance to take decisive action after the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is triggering renewed questions about the potential conflicts posed by Trump's longstanding ties to the kingdom's royal family.
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