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Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi's killing

Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Al-Mojeb told journalists in a rare press conference in Riyadh on Thursday that Khashoggi's killers had set in motion plans for the killing on Sept.

The EU is not a buffet: How Britain and Europe's papers reacted to Brexit plan

The Cabinet agreement on Theresa May's Brexit deal makes headlines in the UK, Ireland and further afield on Thursday. But views of the deal vary differently, with the Irish Examiner calling it a "Victory in Dublin, chaos in London", Danish paper Berlingske saying British people "are beginning to understand the EU is not a buffet" and Belgian daily Het Nieuwsblad writing, "The door opened and Europe said 'oof'".

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire security barriers. Mexican officials in Tijuana were struggling to deal with a group of 357 migrants who arrived aboard nine buses Tuesday and another group of 398 that arrived Wednesday.

Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

In this March 5 photo, Roland Schulz makes the final check of an e-Golf electric car in the so-called light tunnel in the German car manufacturer Volkswagen's Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany. Volkswagen said today that it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, ramping up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards.

Madagascar presidential election looks set to go to a run-off

A run-off presidential election in December is likely in Madagascar where two former presidents are in a tight race, according to results announced from 70% of polling stations. Seven days after voting, former transitional president Andry Rajoelina is leading with 39% of the votes counted, followed closely by former president Marc Ravalomanana with 36%.

May says draft deal takes UK - significantly closer' to Brexit

Theresa May has urged Cabinet ministers to act in the national interest and support a Brexit deal which takes the UK "significantly closer" to delivering the result of the referendum. The Prime Minister is facing a crunch showdown with Brexit-backing ministers as she seeks to persuade her senior team to back a draft deal on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

Sri Lanka Parliament rejects president's choice of PM

Sri Lanka's Parliament has passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman hastily sworn in as prime minister last month. Sri Lanka's Parliament has passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman hastily sworn in as prime minister last month.

US trial of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' gets underway

In this photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. The infamous drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges, and landed in New York late Thursday, a federal law enforcement official said.

Trump picks retired general for ambassador to Saudi Arabia

A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a key diplomatic vacancy at a time when U.S.-Saudi relations are being tested by the slaying of a journalist critical of the Saudi royal family. Trump announced Tuesday that he is nominating John Abizaid, the longest-serving commander of the U.S. Central Command, to lead the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh.

Northern Ireland leaders give cautious welcome to Brexit deal

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood welcomed reports that the UK and EU had agreed a text on the border in Ireland, but he said any agreement must include a backstop. Mr Eastwood said: "The SDLP are glad to hear that an agreement might have been reached and we look forward to reading the text of that agreement in detail.

Trump attacks Macron as relations sour

US President Donald Trump has attacked his French counterpart in a series of tweets that underscored how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, days after returning from Paris. In five posts - sent on the same day that French officials marked the anniversary of the 2015 terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris - Mr Trump attacked the key US ally over its near defeat to Germany in two world wars, its wine industry and Mr Macron's approval ratings.

Iran, feeling sanctions bite, looks for outlet in Iraq

At this year's Baghdad International Fair, Iranian businessmen displayed thick, colorful Persian rugs to impressed onlookers while others showcased the latest in Iranian manufacturing in power generators and industrial tools. For Iranian companies, the annual Baghdad International Fair is a major event, as exporters in carpets, foodstuffs and heavy equipment look to score sales in Iraq's import-dependent economy.

Hamas threatens more rocket attacks on Israeli towns if Gaza airstrikes continue

The armed wing of Hamas has said it will step up attacks and fire rockets at Israeli towns of Ashdod and Beersheba if Israel continues to carry out airstrikes in Gaza. The warning was issued on Tuesday, hours after a rocket fired from Gaza killed an Israeli man in a direct hit on a residential building in the coastal town of Ashkelon.

UK Government challenged to share Brexit deal details 'as matter of urgency'

Theresa May has been challenged to share details of any proposed Brexit deal with Holyrood ministers "as a matter of urgency". Scottish Constitutional Relations Secretary Mike Russell made the plea after talks in Brussels went into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Migrant caravan moves on western Mexico city of Guadalajara Source: AP

Several thousand Central American migrants heading for the U.S. border arrived in the western Mexico city of Guadalajara with help from truckers and other motorists Monday, marking a month since their trek began. Many of the migrants boarded waiting buses at the Jalisco state line that carried them to a shelter prepared for them in the city's Benito Juarez Auditorium.

Ballymurphy Massacre - illegitimate and unjustified', court hears

The deaths of 10 people during three days of shootings in west Belfast were the result of "illegitimate, unjustified and indiscriminate use of force by the Army", a court has heard. In 2011, Northern Ireland's Attorney General John Larkin directed that new inquests be heard after a long campaign by family members who claimed the original coronial probes were inadequate.

Neo-Nazi couple who named baby after Hitler convicted of terror group membership

A "fanatical" neo-Nazi couple who named their baby son after Hitler have been convicted of membership of a terrorist group. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were found guilty of being members of the extreme right-wing organisation National Action, which was banned in 2016.