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U.S. report on Khashoggi murder due Tuesday

International | Plus, the silence on granting asylum to Asia Bibi continues
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/19/18, 04:20 pm

SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman avoided any mention of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his address to the kingdom’s Shura Council Monday. President Donald Trump said the United States will issue a “full report” on the killing Tuesday, but he does not intend to listen to a tape of the killing in U.S.

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Russian plot in Africa has warnings for America

International | Deadly mercenary activities in the Central African Republic related to Russian hacking in the United States
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/22/18, 12:47 pm

RUSSIA: With Britain calling for stepped-up sanctions against Russia in the wake of the Skripal poisoning, this blockbuster story details the deadly mercenary activities of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs in the Central African Republic—and the three veteran Russian journalists apparently gunned down there last month while they tried to investigate.

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Chinese professor rebukes Xi

International | While Google’s censored search engine feeds China’s repression
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/01/18, 02:36 pm

CHINA: Beijing professor Xu Zhangrun last week delivered in essay form a fiery denunciation of President Xi Jinping, urging lawmakers to reverse a vote this year abolishing term limits for the presidency and describing “a degree of panic throughout society.” The professor wrote in concluding the rebuke (in Chinese, with a translation underw

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