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Trump a reluctant critic of Saudi Arabia despite pressure to act

WASHINGTON: Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, US President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying “hopefully that will sort itself out”. It did not, and on Oct. 10, amid a growing outcry, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and national security adviser John Bolton pressed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, in what one US official described as a “stern” phone call, to identify who was responsible for Khashoggi’s disappearance or death. Trump then seemed to give Saudi Arabia the…

Pakistan doesn’t consider Trump tweets official US policy: PM

WASHINGTON:  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says US President Donald Trump’s tweet rebuking Pakistan over alleged terror safe havens constitute the official policy of the United States. In an interview with the Washington Post, Abbasi said “We provided our own response to the policy statement. The tweet we obviously did not respond to because we feel it does not constitute official policy of the U.S.” When asked why Pakistan doesn’t consider statements coming from the US President himself, the PM responded that…

Washington Post, NY Times win Pulitzers for work on Trump, Putin

WASHINGTON: The Pulitzer Prizes on Monday honored The Washington Post for hard-hitting reporting on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and The New York Times for revealing Vladimir Putin's covert power grab, praising their probing of powerful people despite a hostile climate for the news media. The Daily News of New York and ProPublica, a web-based platform specializing in investigative journalism, won the prize for public service journalism for coverage of New York police abuses that forced mostly poor minorities from…