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U.S. Senate moves to punish Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murder

By Bloomberg
16 December 2018   |   9:50 am
The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution saying that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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