Oct 12, 2018

Trump says he plans to call King Salman on Khashoggi

President Donald Trump. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

After landing in Lebanon, Ohio, President Trump told reporters he will call King Salman of Saudi Arabia regarding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who unnamed Turkish officials allege was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The details: Trump spoke to Saudi officials Wednesday about the disappearance of Khashoggi, but has not strong-armed the Saudi government for more information on the matter. Khashoggi went missing after visiting the consulate to retrieve a document required to marry his Turkish fiancee. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegations.

"We're going to find out what happened with respect to the terrible situation in Turkey, having to do with Saudi Arabia, and the reporter. ... You take a look at a lot of a lot of countries' records have been overlooked. But this is a very serious thing, and we're looking at it in a very serious manner."
— President Trump

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee on Wednesday, including the gunman, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at a Wednesday evening press conference with local police.

Details: All of the victims worked at the brewery complex, as did the shooter who died of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.

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Coronavirus updates: South Korea case count tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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Syria's darkest chapter

Family room without a family, in Idlib. Photo: Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The worst humanitarian crisis of Syria’s brutal civil war is colliding today with what could be the war’s most dangerous geopolitical showdown, after at least 29 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike.

The big picture: The fighting is taking place in Idlib in northwest Syria, where a ferocious Syrian and Russian offensive has displaced 1 million civilians and infuriated Turkey, which borders the region.

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