Trump talks to Saudi king, dispatches Pompeo

Rupee hits 74 level to the dollar as crude oil approaches $82 mark again

President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday morning that he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud about the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Nauert said that during Pompeo's meeting with the king, the secretary of state thanked Salman for "his commitment to supporting a thorough, transparent and timely investigation of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance".

"The king firmly denied any knowledge of it", Trump told reporters after speaking with King Salman.

A team of investigators has entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for what Turkish officials called a joint inspection of the building where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared almost two weeks ago.

Saudi officials have called all the allegations "baseless", but have offered no evidence the journalist left the consulate.

Trump told reporters he'd spoken to the Saudi king, who assured him they had not ordered Khashoggi's extermination, and suggested helpfully it may have been the work of a "rogue killer". President Donald Trump said in a "60 Minutes" interview that it's possible the Saudis could be responsible for his disappearance and if so, he would inflict "severe punishment".

Saudi Arabia has pledged to retaliate economically for any US punitive action.

After gathering information from the Turks and the joint team, "the feeling from the leadership was we needed an internal investigation to make sure we're getting the right story here", the Saudi official said. "The United States is the dominant energy player so we're in pretty good shape, in my opinion, with our energy boom to cover any shortfalls". "I mean, who knows?" That approach has also failed, as Mnuchin reiterated his intention to attend the conference on Friday.

How Canada Is Celebrating Marijuana Legalization
An Associated Press survey found that 111 legal pot shops are opening today to sell the legal drug-with many more shops to follow. On Wednesday, Canada became the second and largest country in the world to legalise cannabis for recreational purposes.

A key USA lawmaker, Republican Senator Marco Rubio, told CNN on Sunday that if Saudi agents "went medieval" on Khashoggi, "that would be an outrage".

Rubio declined to rule out a halt to the arms sales, stressing that the USA must send a message to repressive governments worldwide.

Saudi Arabia has already delved into the world of sport with purchases in both F1 and WWE - and football is already part of a wider political battle between the Gulf States.

"We hope this joint investigation will help in removing all speculations", Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said replying to a question on Monday at a briefing ahead of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Saudi visit from Tuesday.

The forum will be held on October 23-25 and hosted by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. "In the middle would be a delay in arms sales. and at the far end would be sort of broad sanctions against Saudi Arabia in general".

If the Saudis are implicated, Rubio says there would be no pro-Saudi contingent in Congress "that's going to stick with our relationship with Saudi Arabia as it's now structured". The writer had been living in self-exile in Virginia for the past year. Khashoggi has lived in self-imposed exile in the USA since 2017 fearing arrest for his critical views.

Trump administration officials told The Associated Press that intelligence collected by the U.S.is inconclusive as to what actually happened to Khashoggi.

Related News:

  • Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak includes Kentucky — CDC

    People get sick from Salmonella 12 to 72 hours after swallowing the germ and experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. The CDC says this particular strain is resistant to several of the antibiotics normally used to treat the infection.
    Astros possibly caught cheating in ALCS Game 1

    Astros possibly caught cheating in ALCS Game 1

    But the Astros may be the first team to ever get away with the "we were spying to make sure they weren't spying" excuse. That directly contradicts MLB's statement on the matter, which ended with the phrase "we consider the matter closed ".
    Stephens Qualifies For WTA Finals As Svitolina Sits Out Kremlin Cup

    Stephens Qualifies For WTA Finals As Svitolina Sits Out Kremlin Cup

    She displayed some high-level tennis at the Rogers Cup too, rattling off consecutive straight-sets wins to reach the final but once again fell to nemesis Halep in a high-quality final which lasted a marathon.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal tour

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal tour

    Not long after Morgan tweeted a picture of a mesmerised Meghan looking at Prince Harry with the caption: "Once an actress". The couple had lunch at the social enterprise restaurant Charcoal Lane, prepared by young indigenous chefs.
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit to Dubbo

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit to Dubbo

    Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox. The Duke of Sussex said: "The rich traditions of the Australian outback are legendary.
    James Ellsworth Was at SmackDown 1000, But Didn't Appear on TV

    James Ellsworth Was at SmackDown 1000, But Didn't Appear on TV

    Previously on the Best and Worst of Smackdown Live: We recapped the boring ol' 999th episode with Becky Lynch vs. There was talk of bringing in Christian but there is no indication that he was actually there.
  • Harry Wilson ready to rival Gareth Bale for free-kicks on Wales duty

    Harry Wilson ready to rival Gareth Bale for free-kicks on Wales duty

    Harry Wilson proved his stunning free-kick against Manchester United was not just a one-off as he sent another scorcher into the top corner on worldwide duty.
    Kevin Durant Doesn't Need Recruitment, Appreciation From Warriors

    Kevin Durant Doesn't Need Recruitment, Appreciation From Warriors

    I know it's your job and it's hard to say that, but try to shift some of your focus to the court, too. Rival executives believe Durant will seriously consider other teams this offseason.
    Ariana Grande Makes First Appearance Following Split From Pete Davidson

    Ariana Grande Makes First Appearance Following Split From Pete Davidson

    In a press release Tuesday it was stated Pete canceled for " personal reasons " and that Adam DeVine will replace him. Ariana will be a performing a part in the special celebrating the 15th anniversary of Broadway special, Wicked .
  • Royal tour: Harry and Meghan brighten up Bondi Beach

    Royal tour: Harry and Meghan brighten up Bondi Beach

    The pair have been keeping busy in the first three days of their tour, traveling to Sydney , Dubbo, and Melbourne, Australia. Earlier today, five-year-old Luke Vincent stole the show after he hugged Prince Harry and stroked his beard .
    Madison County Health Department offering free flu shots

    Madison County Health Department offering free flu shots

    A Florida child died due to flu-related illness during the week ended October 6, according to the state's Department of Health . This changes annually, which, along with waning immunity, is why it's recommended that you get a flu shot every year.
    Internet Celebrity Imprisoned for Short, Goofy Rendition of China’s National Anthem

    Internet Celebrity Imprisoned for Short, Goofy Rendition of China’s National Anthem

    The song was broadcast on a livesteaming website called Huya, which was listed on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this year. The NPC changed the criminal law in November to allow those who disrespected the anthem to be jailed for up to three years.


Most liked

Turkish investigators enter Saudi consul's Istanbul residence
Earlier, the investigators spent almost nine hours in the Saudi consul's residence, as did Saudi investigators. Some believe Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ( pictured above ) had Khashoggi killed, and U.S.

Kershaw ready to go after Dodgers beat Brewers in wild Game 4
His goal would be to repeat his outing from Saturday at Milwaukee, when he breezed through his outing, giving up only two hits. But a few moments later, Yasiel Puig singled to center, scoring Machado - making it 3-1 Los Angeles after six complete.

Canada legalizes recreational cannabis use
Canada has become largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Americans who buy legal weed and try to bring it back across the border risk arrest on possession or drug smuggling charges.

Teams Furious MLB Let Astros Off the Hook on Cheating Scandal
Ironically, it was the Red Sox who were fined by the league last season for using an Apple Watch in a sign-stealing scheme. Stealing signs is allowed, as long as teams only use their eyes. "The replay official said I was right", West explained.

Mystery Illness Causing Paralysis in Children Baffles Doctors
The CDC has stressed that the number of cases is rising. "None of the specimens have tested positive for poliovirus ". The CDC says there are preventive measures people can take to reduce the risk of infections that could lead to AFM .

Further US rate hikes 'most likely' needed: Federal Reserve minutes
The central bank is nominally independent of the executive branch, though USA presidents appoint the bankers to their posts. The minutes showed that "almost all" policymakers agreed it was time to stop saying they were stimulating the economy.

Canelo Alvarez signs record-breaking $365 million deal with DAZN
And while planning his next fight, Golden Boy Promotions also needed a place to put it. His earning will be nearly Rs 10,000 per minute for the next years.

Rome Challenges the European Union with Plan to Increase Its Budget Deficit
A survey by pollster Demopolis on Friday showed 52 percent backed the plan, compared with 38 percent who gave it the thumbs down. Italy's Parliamentary Budget Office refused to endorse the budget saying its economic assumptions weren't acceptable.

CDC expresses concern over mysterious surge in polio-like paralysis cases
The CDC says there are preventative measures people can take to reduce the risk of infections that could lead to AFM. The first case in Maryland this year was contracted September 21, a spokeswoman for the department said in an email.

UK PM meets Macron ahead of Brexit talks
Theresa May tells European Union leaders that she would be willing to extend the Brexit transition period by another 12 months. Planned for tonight's dinner was the chance to outline a future trade deal, however, these discussions have now been cancelled.

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak publicly ahead of Wednesday's announcement. Selling prices will depend on the province, ranging from Can$6 to Can$10 per gram, plus excise taxes of about Can$1.

Egypt, Indonesia warn Australia against moving embassy to Jerusalem
If acted upon, the move would follow a recent policy shift by the USA that has drawn criticism internationally. Mr Morrison said Australia remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Apple Watch Key in Hip Replacement Recovery Study
The objective of the study is to understand how and why some patients who underwent the surgery recovery faster than others. Apple also donated 1000 units of Apple Watch to the University of North Carolina to study eating disorder or binge eating.

Hundreds of supplements are tainted with hidden pharmaceutical drugs
Cohen is the author an editorial that accompanies the new analysis, which was published online October 12 in JAMA Network Open . Viagra, steroids, and appetite suppressant drugs may be helping your supplements do their job - here's where to see the list.

Man Booker Prize 2018: A year of surprises
Ms Burns, the 17th woman to win in the Man Booker's 49-year history, will receive £50,000 ($NZ100,085) in prize money. The Man Booker Prize was previously limited to authors from Britain, Ireland, Zimbabwe and the Commonwealth.