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Khashoggi murder: Saudi crown prince crazy, says US senator

Khashoggi murder: Saudi crown prince crazy, says US senator

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US senators say they are more certain than ever after a private CIA briefing that the Saudi crown prince had a role in the murder of a journalist.In a blistering attack, Senator Lindsey Graham said he had "high confidence" Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.The South Carolina Republican described the Saudi royal as "a wrecking ball", "crazy" and "dangerous".The Saudis have charged 11 people but deny the crown prince was involved. Where the Saudi prince stands revealed Jamal Khashoggi: The story so far What did senators say?Members of the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations did not mince words after the briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday."There is not...
Jamal Khashoggi: CIA 'blames Saudi prince for murder'

Jamal Khashoggi: CIA 'blames Saudi prince for murder'

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The CIA believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US media reports.Sources close to the agency said it had assessed the evidence in detail. It is understood there is no "smoking gun" but US officials think such an operation would need the prince's approval.Saudi Arabia has called the claim false and insisted that the crown prince knew nothing about plans for the killing.It says Khashoggi was killed as a result of a "rogue operation". Meanwhile, US Vice-President Mike Pence vowed on Saturday to hold Khashoggi's killers to account.Speaking on the sidelines of a summit in Papua New Guinea, he said the US was "determined to hold all of those accountable who are...
Journalist's killing 'heinous crime' says Saudi prince

Journalist's killing 'heinous crime' says Saudi prince

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Saudi Arabia's crown prince has called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "heinous crime that cannot be justified". Mohammed bin Salman separately said that the killing of the Washington Post columnist will not "drive a wedge" between the kingdom and Turkey.His comments on Wednesday were made at the Future Investment Initiative in the Saudi capital Riyadh.This year's summit has been overshadowed by the killing of Mr Khashoggi on 2 October.Appearing on a discussion panel at the international investment conference, Prince Mohammed said the case of the murdered journalist was "painful". Image: Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul He said: "The crime was really painful to all ...
Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan attend his childhood friend's wedding

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan attend his childhood friend's wedding

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Just two and a half months after their own wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the wedding of Harry's childhood friend Charlie van Straubenzee to Daisy Jenks in Surrey. Van Straubenzee, one of Harry’s oldest friends from the Ludgrove school in Berkshire and along with Prince William, gave a speech along with Prince William at Harry’s Frogmore House wedding reception in May. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted holding hands gazing adoringly at each other in Frensham England Saturday as townspeople and a slew of photographers camped out to get a photograph of the newlyweds. Meghan, who turned 37 Saturday, waved to the excited crowds before greeting the couple’s friends while Harry joined the wedding party as best man. Van Straubenzee and his ...
Famous birthdays for July 22: Selena Gomez, Prince George

Famous birthdays for July 22: Selena Gomez, Prince George

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July 22 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include: -- Poet Emma Lazarus in 1849 -- Painter Edward Hopper in 1882 -- U.S. political family matriarch Rose Kennedy in 1890 -- Sculptor Alexander Calder in 1898 -- Robert Dole, longtime U.S. senator/1996 GOP presidential nominee, in 1923 (age 95) -- Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in 1932 -- Actor Louise Fletcher in 1934 (age 84) -- Actor Terence Stamp in 1938 (age 80) -- Jeopardy! game show host Alex Trebek in 1940 (age 78) -- Actor/singer Bobby Sherman in 1943 (age 75) -- Actor Danny Glover in 1946 (age 72) File Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI -- Comedian/actor Albert Brooks in 1947 (age 71) -- Musician...