Trump unsatisfied with Saudi Arabia’s explanations over journalist

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he is unsatisfied with Saudi Arabia’s explanations of what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but he does not want to lose investment from Riyadh. Saudi Arabia on Saturday confirmed the death of Khashoggi, who has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate
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Russia pledges to act to ‘restore’ military balance if U.S. quits nuclear arms pact

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Monday it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a landmark nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles. Trump drew a warning of “military-technical” retaliation from Moscow after
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Poland’s ruling eurosceptics score modest gains in local vote, lose Warsaw

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WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s ruling eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) scored limited gains in regional government in Sunday’s election, but lost a high-profile race for Warsaw mayor, an exit poll showed, laying bare divisions in Poland over the party’s democracy record. Rafal Trzaskowski, Civic Coalition candidate for mayor of Warsaw, reacts after the exit poll
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Italy expects EU’s decision on budget on Tuesday -source

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MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s government expects the European Commission to take on Tuesday the unprecedented decision of asking a member state to amend and resubmit its draft budget, a government source said on Sunday. Italian Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio speaks at the 5-Star Movement party’s open-air rally at Circo Massimo in Rome, Italy, October 20,
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Australia stares at hung parliament as by-election count goes to the wire

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – As the count from a crucial Australian by-election dragged into Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced the possibility that his Liberal party may have been too quick to concede a contest that would reduce his administration to a minority government. FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during an interview with Reuters
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Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday postponed the forced eviction of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a government official said. People celebrate after Israel delays eviction of the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, in the occupied West Bank October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman The fate of Khan
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Spain ‘dismayed’ by Saudi reports on Khashoggi case

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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s government said on Saturday it was “dismayed” by information from Riyadh about the death of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “The Spanish government is dismayed by early reports from the Saudi prosecutor about the death of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and offers its most
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White House calls for justice in Khashoggi case, lawmakers criticise Saudi statement

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday it would press for justice after Saudi Arabia announced that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul and that 18 Saudis had been arrested in connection with his death. “We will continue to closely follow the international investigations into this tragic
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