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Saudi de facto ruler approved operation that led to Khashoggi's death: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler approved an operation to capture or kill murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to U.S. intelligence released on Friday as the United States imposed sanctions on some of those involved but spared the crown prince himself in an effort to preserve relations with the kingdom. Read More

 

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U.S. House approves Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion plan to address the human and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic passed the U.S. House of Representatives early on Saturday, with the next step Senate consideration. More »

 

Murder in the consulate: Pressure grows on Saudi crown prince

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince, accused in a U.S. intelligence report of approving an operation to capture or kill a prominent journalist, crushed dissent and sidelined rivals in a push for power that has delighted admirers, unsettled Riyadh's traditional foreign allies and shocked human rights advocates. More »

 

U.S. near authorization of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday said they would work quickly to authorize Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use after a panel of outside advisers backed the one-shot immunization. More »

 

Myanmar police crack down on protests after envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup

(Reuters) - Myanmar police moved decisively on Saturday in a bid to prevent opponents of military rule gathering throughout the country after Myanmar's U.N. envoy urged the United Nations to use "any means necessary" to stop a Feb. 1 coup. More »

 

Explainer: What is love? Beijing desires unconditional loyalty from Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese officials have signalled that Beijing plans sweeping electoral changes for Hong Kong, possibly as soon as next week, when China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), opens in Beijing. More »

 

White supremacist sentenced to nearly 20 years in plot to bomb Colorado synagogue

DENVER (Reuters) - An avowed white supremacist was sentenced on Friday to 19-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty months ago to a federal hate-crimes case stemming from a botched plot to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019. More »

 

Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors weigh new stock leadership as broader market wobbles

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shakeup in stocks accelerated by the past week's surge in Treasury yields has investors weighing how far a recent leadership rotation in the U.S. equity market can run, and its implications for the broader S&P 500 index. More »

 

Biden brings empathy to storm-battered Texas, security official lays out state's mistakes

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden met with volunteers at a food bank, toured a health center and visited an emergency operations facility on Friday to assess recovery efforts from a severe Texas winter storm while an aide blamed state government for being unprepared. More »

 

Yemen's children starve as U.N. seeks billions to avoid vast 'man-made' famine

SANAA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ahmadiya Juaidi's eyes are wide as she drinks a nutrition shake from a large orange mug, her thin fingers grasping the handle. Her hair is pulled back and around her neck hangs a silver necklace with a heart and the letter A. More »

 

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