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November 16, 2018

Theresa May fights for her job amid mounting Brexit rebellion

Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain's embattled prime minister said she's fighting for her political life "with every fiber of my being" as dozens of Conservative MPs declared they have no confidence in her leadership. Theresa May has been struggling to rally support behind her draft of an agreement plan for the U.K. to withdraw from the European Union since it was signed in Brussels on Tuesday and published online Wednesday night. She took to the airwaves on Friday ..
November 15, 2018

Women across the globe protest acquittal in Irish rape case by showing their underwear

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Women in Ireland and on social media are showing their underwear as a sign of protest over the acquittal in a rape case where the defense used the victim’s underwear as evidence of consent. On Nov. 6, a 27-year-old man who was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl was acquitted after his defense attorney showed the girl’s underwear as evidence, prompting hundreds of Irish women to take to the streets in protest over what they say is victim blaming. During the trial in..
November 15, 2018

US sanctions 17 Saudis allegedly implicated in Khashoggi murder

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has sanctioned 17 Saudi officials for their alleged involvement in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the first economic penalties from the U.S. over the brutal murder that has spawned a diplomatic crisis. The 17 individuals, the U.S said, are the 15-man hit squad that traveled to Turkey to carry out the operation, the Saudi consul general in Istanbul, Turkey, where the killing took place, and a senior adviser to Cr..
November 15, 2018

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for five suspects in Khashoggi killing

Omar Shagaleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) -- Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty for five of the 11 suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the Kingdom’s attorney general, Saud al-Mojeb, announced. Ten other people remain in custody but have not yet been charged, he said. The suspects had allegedly set in motion plans for Khashoggi's murder on Sept. 29, three days before he was last seen entering the Saudi Ara..