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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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International loans, with strings attached

China | Some poorer nations are growing wary of generous Chinese investments
by June Cheng
Posted 8/23/18, 09:56 am

During a five-day trip to Beijing this week, the prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, took a strong stance against further Chinese investment in the Southeast Asian nation, canceling $22 billion worth of China-backed infrastructure projects. Malaysia is the latest country to adopt a cautious view of generous Chinese investments as poor countries fall into China’s debt trap.

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Flooding continues to spread misery in Sri Lanka

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/31/17, 03:15 pm

Officials in Sri Lanka are blaming illegal construction for the death toll in this weekend’s massive flooding. At least 200 people died and about 100 others remain missing. The flash flooding and landslides drove more than 600,000 people from their homes. It’s the worst flooding to hit the country in 14 years.

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