Tag: World news

Photos of the week: Dec. 8-15

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. Santa cruised around on that Harley-Davidson, collecting toys from Montgomery County businesses before making a special delivery to the kids at the National Institutes of Health’s Children’s Inn. The jolly elf ditched the reindeer for Wednesday’s gift run. In […]

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou of China granted $10 million bail by Canada judge, awaits US extradition hearing

A judge in Canada today granted $10 million bail for Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of China electronics giant Huawei. She has to remain in the Vancouver area, where she has a home. The United States has requested her extradition. China is not happy. Huawai’s response follows. . BBC: Meng Wanzhou could be extradited to the […]

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Photos of the week: Dec. 1-8

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. People gather around the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during the lighting ceremony at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The 80-foot Noble Fir was harvested from the Willamette National Forest in […]

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Supporters calling for ‘Jamal Khashoggi Way’ will have to wait

WASHINGTON — An effort to rename a portion of the street outside the Saudi Embassy “Jamal Khashoggi Way” has been put on hold after D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson decided not to consider the measure. Mendelson cited a law that prevents public spaces from being named in honor of any person who is alive or […]

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‘Jamal Khashoggi Way’ near Saudi Embassy in DC gets ANC backing

WASHINGTON — A group in the District is sending an international message related to the murder of journalist and Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi. During a meeting Wednesday, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A, which represents the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods, voted to rename a section of street outside the Saudi Embassy “Jamal Khashoggi Way.” The […]

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Photos of the week: Nov. 17-24

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. Many shoppers who wished to avoid Black Friday shopping made their way to the Holiday Market — open from now until Dec. 23 — as a more relaxed alternative. (WTOP/Michelle Murillo) The Associated Press contributed to this report. […]

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PHOTOS: ‘Diplomacy X Design’ brings together fashion and world issues

WASHINGTON — Diplomacy and design were on display Friday night during a fashion show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts that brought together fashion experts, diplomatic leaders and policy influencers. Put on by the Meridian International Center, the “Diplomacy X Design” event was the first fashion show at the museum featuring an […]

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Photos of the week: Nov. 10-17

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. Makiyah Wilson‘s mother, Donetta, said she was glad to hear Judge Craig Iscoe order the three men charged in her killing held without bond. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) The Associated Press contributed to this report. Like WTOP on Facebook and […]

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US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said Friday. The Saudi government has denied the claim. The conclusion will bolster efforts in Congress to further punish the close U.S. ally for the killing. The Trump administration this […]

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Photos of the week: Nov. 3-10

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. The National Museum of Natural History‘s new “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” exhibit, opening Friday, introduces visitors to never-before-seen fossils of ferocious predators that populated the seas of the South Atlantic millions of years ago, during […]

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Newly empowered Dems take aim at Trump business conflicts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump’s business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that he’s using his presidency […]

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As Brazil prepares to elect ‘Trump,’ Facebook shuts down 68 pages & 43 accounts that got him there

Facebook Inc said Monday it has removed 68 Facebook pages and 43 user accounts linked to a shady Brazilian marketing group, Raposo Fernandes Associados (RFA), for violating the social media network’s misrepresentation and spam policies. Both Facebook and its WhatsApp sister/subsidiary company are under fire for enabling similarly sketchy disinformation campaigns in Brazil that appear […]

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CIA Director Gina Haspel heads to Turkey for Jamal Khashoggi investigation

Gina Haspel, the director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, is reported to be traveling to Turkey late Monday to assist in “an investigation” over the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Multiple U.S. news agencies are reporting the news of Haspel’s trip to Turkey, as government security agencies examine what role Saudi Crown […]

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Twitter kills pro-Saudi “botnet” spreading Khashoggi disinformation tweets

Twitter today pulled down a disinfo bot network that was amplifying pro-Saudi talking points about disappeared journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is presumed to have been tortured and killed on orders of the government of Saudi Arabia. NBC reports that Twitter became aware of the crisis Thursday, when an NBC News reporter presented the social media […]

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U.S. got $100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day Pompeo was in Riyadh

No wonder he was smiling. The United States received $100 million from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, which coincidentally, so weird!, was the same day Secty. of State Mike Pompeo landed in Riyadh to laugh and smile with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman about missing Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The money arrived, but not […]

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Photos of the week: Oct. 6-13

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. The Associated Press contributed to this gallery. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users […]

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Washington Post worried about Saudi writer missing in Turkey

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi journalist critical of the kingdom’s new assertive crown prince in columns for The Washington Post has gone missing after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the newspaper said Wednesday, raising concerns over his safety. Jamal Khashoggi’s personal website bore a banner saying “Jamal has been arrested at […]

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl plans to discuss resignation with Pope Francis

WASHINGTON — Cardinal Donald Wuerl wrote in a letter to priests Tuesday that he will talk to Pope Francis “in the near future” to discuss his possible resignation. Wuerl’s decision to travel to Rome comes after St. Matthew’s Cathedral and many local Catholics called for his resignation over the handling of sex abuse allegations by Catholic […]

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Photos of the week: Sept. 1-8

Here are some photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. The Associated Press contributed to this gallery. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for […]

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Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. cardinal, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of a cover-up at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic News Service, the news agency of the U.S. […]

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Photos of the week: Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve any. Cindy McCain, wife of, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. lays her head on casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool) The Associated Press contributed to this […]

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Photos of the week: Aug. 18-25

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. Work began Thursday on the Interstate 66 Potomac River Freeway, uncovering a roadside relic and evoking memories of an ambitious and contentious era in highway design. The workers in bucket trucks used grinder saws, hammers and screwdrivers to […]

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