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‘I can’t breathe’ were Khashoggi’s final words

International Live: Jamal Khashoggi’s final words were “I can’t breathe,” CNN said Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist’s murder. The source told the US network the transcript made clear the killing was premeditated, and suggests several phone calls were made to give briefings on the progress. CNN said... details

Mattis faces criticism after comments in Khashoggi

International Live: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has enjoyed a level of bipartisan support rarely seen in Washington, is facing mounting public criticism amid the fallout from the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The fresh scrutiny of Mattis, often portrayed at home and abroad as a trusted steward of US values during the turbulent times of President Donald Trump, comes... details

Six missing after two US military planes crash off Japan

International Live: Rescue operations were underway Thursday for six US marines missing after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, the Japanese defence minister said. One serviceman has already been rescued and is thought to be in a stable condition, Takeshi Iwaya told reporters. “US military and the Japanese Self-Defense planes and... details

“Trump to grant Kim Jong Un’s wishes”

International Live: US President Donald Trump will grant North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un his wishes if he delivers on denuclearisation, the South Korean president said Sunday, following talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit. As officials work to arrange a second meeting between Trump and Kim, South Korea’s Moon Jae-in relayed a message to reporters given to him by the US president to... details

“Putin, Trump will meet at G20 summit as planned”

International Live:  A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin will take place at this week’s G20 summit as planned, the Kremlin said Thursday, despite US threats to cancel over Moscow’s tensions with Ukraine. “Washington has confirmed the meeting,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. Peskov said the meeting in Argentina would start... details

May on Brexit: ‘This is the only possible deal’

Live Correspondent: British Prime Minister Theresa May declared Sunday that a Brexit deal struck with the European Union is the only one possible, urging MPs and the British public to get behind it. “If people think there is somehow another negotiation to be done, that is not the case,” she told reporters after EU leaders approved the divorce text. “This is the deal that is on the table,... details

Brexit deal critics gather in Belfast on eve of EU

International Live: Opposition to a draft Brexit deal due to be approved by EU leaders will dominate a conference on Saturday of the Democratic Unionist Party, the Northern Irish party whose support is vital to Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and Brexit plans. Britain’s former foreign minister Boris Johnson, a staunch critic of the deal, will be attending — along with Fabian... details

Trump says CIA has no conclusion on Khashoggi’s death

International Live: U.S. President Donald Trump said that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had not drawn any conclusion on the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death. “They did not come to a conclusion,” Trump told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in the state of Florida. “Nobody’s concluded. I don’t know if anyone could conclude that the crown prince did it,” he... details

APEC leaders fail to agree joint statement: China

International Live: Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific economies have failed to agree a joint declaration at the end of their two-day summit, a Chinese official said Sunday, amid a row between Beijing and Washington over trade. “The leaders agreed that instead of a traditional leaders’ declaration, they would leave it to the hands of PNG as the chair to issue a chair statement on behalf of all... details

S. Korea president says North’s Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’

International Live: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Seoul “soon”, the South’s President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula despite stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington. At their third summit in Pyongyang in September, the leaders of the two Koreas agreed Kim would visit Seoul “in the near future” without giving a... details

All 189 on board crashed Indonesian jet feared dead

International Live: All 189 passengers and crew aboard a crashed Indonesian Lion Air jet were “likely” killed in the accident, the search and rescue agency said Monday, as it announced it had found human remains. The Boeing-737 MAX, which went into service just months ago, vanished from radar 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, plunging into the Java Sea moments after it had asked... details

Kills 11 in America’s worst anti-Semitic attack

Live Correspondent: A man suspected of bursting into a Pittsburgh synagogue during a baby-naming ceremony and gunning down 11 people has been charged with murder, in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in recent US history. The suspect identified as a 46-year-old Robert Bowers reportedly yelled “All Jews must die” as he sprayed bullets into the Tree of Life synagogue during Sabbath services... details

President suspends parliament as Sri Lanka

International Live: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament Saturday to forestall a challenge against his surprise ouster of the prime minister, deepening a sudden swell of political turmoil in the island nation. Police cancelled all leave as tensions heightened in Colombo a day after the president’s dismissal of rival Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was replaced by... details