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Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence10/18/2018 9:06:37 AM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and has asked for audio recordings Turkish sources say indicate he was killed by Saudi agents.CEO of French group Thales pulls out of Saudi investment conference10/18/2018 9:06:18 AM Patrice Caine, the chairman and chief executive of French defense electronics group Thales , has decided not to attend a Saudi investment conference next week, amid global concerns over the fate of a missing Saudi journalist.French finance minister to shun Saudi conference over missing journalist10/18/2018 9:04:52 AM French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire added his name to a growing list of government ministers and prominent business executives cancelling their attendance at a Saudi Arabia investment conference over the fate of a Saudi journalist.Dutch pull out of Saudi conference over missing journalist: ANP10/18/2018 9:04:28 AM The Dutch finance minister has scrapped plans to attend a conference in Saudi Arabia due to concerns over the disappearance of a dissident journalist, news agency ANP reported on Thursday.Singapore charges men, firms over North Korea luxury goods sanctions breaches10/18/2018 9:02:50 AM Singapore charged a citizen, a North Korean and three companies in court on Thursday with supplying prohibited luxury items to North Korea, the latest example of sanctions breaches in the wealthy Asian city-state.To overcome Brexit impasse, May open to extending transition10/18/2018 8:52:15 AM British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled on Thursday she would consider extending a so-called transition period "for a matter of months" after Britain leaves the European Union, a move her critics say is a betrayal of Brexit.Brexit transition extension would have conditions: French presidency source10/18/2018 8:49:58 AM France does not rule out a possible lengthening of Britain's post-Brexit transition period if it helps advance negotiations with London, but any extension would come with conditions, an official in President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Thursday.Germany is prepared for Brexit: deputy finance minister10/18/2018 8:46:03 AM German Deputy Finance Minister Joerg Kukies said on Thursday that Germany was prepared for Britain's departure from the European Union and would tackle the rules for insurers and the financial sector if necessary.Euler Hermes sees 70 percent chance of Brexit deal at last minute10/18/2018 8:22:32 AM There is around a 70 percent chance that Britain and the European Union will reach a Brexit deal at the last minute, credit agency Euler Hermes said on Thursday.U.S. opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border: sources10/18/2018 8:13:21 AM The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a no-fly zone over their heavily fortified border, the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top ally, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.As tensions mount, Mattis seeks more resilient U.S. ties with China's military10/18/2018 7:58:36 AM U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held high-profile talks with his Chinese counterpart on Thursday, as the United States seeks to forge to more resilient military ties that can withstand mounting pressure between the world's two largest economies.Too early to know cost of Brexit transition extension: minister10/18/2018 7:49:14 AM Britain's Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said it was too early to estimate the cost of extending a Brexit transition period after the government indicated it would consider asking for one to break a deadlock in talks with the EU.Luxembourg's Bettel says on March 29, it's 'game over' on Brexit10/18/2018 7:46:56 AM Talks on Brexit cannot extend beyond March 2019 when Britain will be out of the bloc whether or not a deal on its withdrawal is found by both sides, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said on Thursday at a summit of EU leaders.Belgian PM says the ball in UK's court on Brexit10/18/2018 7:35:41 AM Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Thursday that it was for London to make the next move in talks over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.France open to extending Brexit transition period: finance minister10/18/2018 7:30:24 AM Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday left the door open for France to support the European Union negotiator's offer of a one-year extension to Britain's post-Brexit transition period.UK's May open to the idea of extending Brexit transition by a few months: BBC reporter10/18/2018 7:14:53 AM Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is open to the idea of extending the transition period "for a few months", BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg said on Twitter.Turkish investigators search Saudi consulate premises again10/18/2018 6:16:49 AM Turkish investigators searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul overnight as part of a probe into Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, while U.S. President Donald Trump said he did not want to abandon his Saudi ally over the missing journalist.Freed Vietnamese dissident 'Mother Mushroom' arrives in U.S.: sources10/18/2018 6:08:59 AM The Vietnamese dissident known as "Mother Mushroom" has arrived in the United States after she was released from prison, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.Italy's Salvini says may run for EU Commission presidency: paper10/18/2018 5:31:22 AM Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, head of the League party, was quoted as saying he may consider running for the presidency of the European Commission at the next elections.On eve of meeting pope, South Korean president speaks of peace hopes10/18/2018 5:12:45 AM South Korea's president spoke of "heart-warming" moves toward peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday, a day before he is expected to relay an invitation to Pope Francis to visit North Korea.