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German arms manufacturer to sue govt over weapons deliveries’ halt to Saudi Arabia – report

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Berlin might face a lawsuit from one of Germany’s largest defense contractors, Rheinmetall, over its decision to halt all arms deals with Riyadh in the wake of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Der Spiegel reports. Rheinmetall AG might file a claim for compensation against the federal government worth millions of euro, the company Read More

Afghan serial offender deported from Germany & flown back… to Germany – media

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An Afghan man, who has 23 offenses in his criminal record in Germany, reportedly spent only a few hours on board a deportation flight to Kabul, but was sent back to Germany right after landing in Afghanistan. The male in question, identified as Mortaza D., was subject to deportation from Germany after being convicted for Read More

Australia consulates evacuated over 'suspicious packages'

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Suspicious packages have been delivered to the British Consulate and other embassies in Melbourne and Canberra, Australian police say. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Australian Federal Police are “dealing” with a report of a suspicious package at the British Consulate General in Melbourne. A spokesman for the US Consulate in Melbourne also confirmed Read More

Hazmat teams respond to ‘suspicious packages’ at multiple consulates across Australia

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Emergency services in Australia are responding to reports of suspicious packages that have been discovered at several embassies and consulates in Melbourne and Canberra. While authorities have yet to name the specific targets, the United States and British diplomatic offices are among a list of the diplomatic missions in Melbourne that were evacuated after reports Read More

Hazmat teams respond to ‘multiple suspicious packages’ in foreign consulates in Melbourne, Australia

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A number of international consulates in Melbourne have reportedly been put on lockdown or evacuated over suspicious package deliveries to the diplomatic missions. The United States and British diplomatic offices are among a list of at least 10 consulates in the Australian city which have been evacuated after suspicious packages were discovered there on Wednesday Read More

Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi story 'lacks credibility' – US

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The US has said the Saudi Arabian version of events surrounding Jamal Khashoggi’s death has not hit the “threshold of credibility” just yet, despite Riyadh prosecuting suspects. US officials say US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will emphasise the need for accountability and credibility in the investigation of the Washington Post columnist’s killing as he Read More

Saudi prosecutors seek death penalty for 5 suspects in Khashoggi murder case

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Eleven people charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been brought before a Saudi court for an initial hearing. Prosecutors have confirmed that they will seek the death penalty for five of the suspects. The accused attended the hearing with their lawyers, but a full list of their names was not released to Read More

Netflix pulls comedy show episode in Saudi Arabia: media

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(Reuters) – Netfilx pulled an episode of the comedy show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” from its Internet streaming service in Saudi Arabia after kingdom officials complained, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. Read More