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Saudi Arabia says Jamal Khashoggi died in brawl; 18 suspects arrested

Saudi Arabia says Jamal Khashoggi died in brawl; 18 suspects arrested

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Saudi Arabia acknowledged late Friday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, and claimed that he died in a fist fight.
UVA president vows free tuition for those making under $80k

UVA president vows free tuition for those making under $80k

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The new president of the University of Virginia has promised free tuition for students in families earning less than $80,000 a year.
Beto O’Rourke praised by former Mexican President Vicente Fox as ‘the enlightenment’ of Texas

Beto O'Rourke praised by former Mexican President Vicente Fox as 'the enlightenment' of Texas

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Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke has a new mega-fan who calls him the "enlightenment" of Texas: Vicente Fox.
Joe Scarborough predicts Trump won’t run for reelection: ‘He’s going to cash out’

Joe Scarborough predicts Trump won't run for reelection: 'He's going to cash out'

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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough told comedian Stephen Colbert Thursday night that he doesn't believe President Trump will run for re-election in 2020.
Feds charge Russian with meddling in 2018 election

Feds charge Russian with meddling in 2018 election

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The Justice Department announced charges Friday against a Russian operative the government says was meddling in this year's elections, marking the first set of charges beyond the 2016 presidential election.
Is economic war looming between Saudi Arabia and America?

Is economic war looming between Saudi Arabia and America?

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TRY as they might, the rulers of Saudi Arabia cannot seem to make Jamal Khashoggi go away. Quite the opposite. The journalist’s apparent murder, inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd, has dragged the kingdom into its worst diplomatic crisis in years. American politicians have spoken of sanctioning any Saudi officials found culpable…
L3 and Harris announce the biggest-ever defence merger

L3 and Harris announce the biggest-ever defence merger

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THE aerial party tricks of the F-35, a stealth fighter made by Lockheed Martin, an American defence giant, wows audiences at air shows across the world. But without the sensors and electronics made by firms such as L3 Technologies and Harris, two medium-sized firms, the plane would not get off the ground. The F-35 would…
The end of engagement

The end of engagement

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FOR THE past quarter century America’s approach to China has been founded on a belief in convergence. Political and economic integration would not just make China wealthier, they would also make it more liberal, pluralistic and democratic. There were crises, such as a face-off in the Taiwan Strait in 1996 or the downing of a…
The space race is dominated by new contenders

The space race is dominated by new contenders

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print-edition icon Print edition | Graphic detail Oct 18th 2018 Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. SOME 4,500 satellites circle Earth, providing communications services and navigational tools, monitoring weather, observing the universe, spying and doing more besides. Getting them there was once the business of the superpowers’…
Political fallout from Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Political fallout from Jamal Khashoggi's death

Saudi state media say columnist Jamal Khashoggi died in fight at the Saudi columnist in Istanbul, Turkey; reaction and analysis from the 'Special Report' All-Stars.