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Saipem says Shamoon variant crippled hundreds of computers

A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 of the company's computers used a variant of the notorious Shamoon virus, Saipem said, a development that links the case to a massive attack in 2012 on Saudi Aramco.

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Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances resolution to end support for Saudis in Yemen war

In a rare break with President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to move ahead with a resolution that would end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition in the war in Yemen.

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CIA chief Gina Haspel, Mike Pompeo and James Mattis brief House members on Khashoggi murder

After meeting with Senate leaders last week, administration officials briefed a handful of House lawmakers on the Saudi journalist's brutal killing ...

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Senate set to buck Trump on Saudi Arabia

A bipartisan majority is expected to vote to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi forces in Yemen’s civil war.

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Sen. Bob Corker says Trump's "personal conduct" hurts the U.S.

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has had a series of clashes with President Trump, most recently on the administration's muted response to ...

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Trump administration appointee quits lobbying for Saudi Arabia

Richard Hohlt had served on a White House commission while earning hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Saudis.

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House to hold hearings on Saudi Arabia next year: Engel

U.S. Representative Eliot Engel said on Wednesday the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold hearings after the first of the year on all aspects of Saudi behavior, including the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Pompeo repudiates parts of CIA’s findings that links Saudi prince with Khashoggi’s death

In a “Fox News” interview, the secretary of state sidestepped a direct question about whether he believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s denials.

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UN Chief Returns as Climate Talks Teeter Closer to Collapse

The United Nations secretary-general flew back to global climate talks in Poland Wednesday to appeal to countries to reach an agreement, as some observers feared the meeting might end without a deal. U.N. chief Antonio Guterres opened the talks last week, telling leaders to take the threat of global warming seriously and calling it "the most ...

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Soccer Match Set for Saudi Arabia Puts Its Organizers on the Defensive

Saudi Arabia’s role in the killing of a journalist is creating uncomfortable dynamics for sports officials eager to feed the kingdom’s growing ...

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Trump says he's not worried about impeachment, stands by Saudi prince

The president warned a "revolt" would ensue if he was impeached when Democrats take control of the House in January

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In test for Trump, Senate prepares to formally rebuke Saudi crown prince

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker plans to offer a measure this week to rebuke Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first formal response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and an implicit rebuke of President Donald ...

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CIA chief to brief House on Khashoggi as pressure mounts on Trump

The Trump administration faces growing pressure to defend its continuing close relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed.

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Exclusive: Trump says standing by Saudi crown prince despite pleas from Senate

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he stood by Saudi Arabia's crown prince despite a CIA assessment that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and pleas from U.S. senators for Trump to condemn the kingdom's de facto ruler.

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U.N. calls on countries to urgently act to stop global warming

United States and Saudi Arabia are among the nations that don’t support a new report.

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Key Republican to introduce resolution condemning Saudi crown prince

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker plans to offer a measure as soon as Tuesday to rebuke Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first ...

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Defying Trump, Saudi Arabia chooses 'Saudi first' oil policy at OPEC meeting

President Donald Trump asked Saudi Arabia to cut fuel costs by pumping at full throttle. Instead, the Saudis persuaded oil producers to cut output.

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You can try on the latest Adidas sneaker drop on Snapchat

Adidas is dropping its all new Ultraboost 19 running shoes later this week, but you won't have to wait in line to get a look at them. The company is partnering with Snapchat to offer an augmented reality-powered preview. Sneakerheads will be able to...

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President Trump Set to Meet With Democrats About Border Wall and Government Shutdown

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders are seeking to avert a partial government shutdown amid a sharp dispute over Trump’s border wall and a lengthy to-do list that includes a major farm bill and a formal rebuke of Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump is set to ...

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Senate to consider resolution condemning Saudi crown prince

The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he would introduce as soon as Tuesday a joint resolution condemning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which could force President Donald Trump to decide whether to sign or veto.

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Time's 'Person of Year' goes to journalists, including Reuters pair

Time on Tuesday presented its "Person of the Year" honor to a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters ...

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Slain Saudi Writer, Other Journalists Named Time's 'Person of the Year'

Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi is among a group of journalists who were named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" Tuesday. The publication ...

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U.S. fuel prices hit low for year, may continue dropping

U.S. fuel prices fell to their lowest this year with an average as of Monday of $2.42 per gallon, or four cents below on-week, with potential new ...

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Taiwan Reinforces Ban on Huawei Network Equipment

Taiwan is reinforcing its five-year-old ban on network equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. amid security concerns. Officials sought over the weekend to reassure lawmakers and the public that such measures have been effective and the threat to the communications sector is minimal.   Huawei has established a ...

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ICE arrested 170 potential sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 170 potential sponsors of unaccompanied minors who were in government custody from late July to late November, according to numbers released on Monday.

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Study Links 2017 Disasters to Climate Change 

Drought in the United States and East Africa. Floods in Peru and Bangladesh. Heatwaves in Europe and China. Even unusual cloudiness in Japan. Climate change left its fingerprints on some of the biggest climate extremes of 2017, according to a new ...

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