US treasury secretary wavers over Saudi trip after Khashoggi disappearance

Steve Mnuchin is second-guessing attending economic conference after claims that Saudi assassins killed journalist US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday was second-guessing his stated intention to attend an economic conference in Saudi Arabia, following the have withdrawn in protest at Khashoggis alleged killing. Financial companies mostly have not. Kudlow…

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Egypt and Thailand: When the military turns against free speech

under arrest since May You wouldn’t normally mention Egypt and Thailand in the same breath. But both countries underwent military coups within the last five years, and even among the many oppressive regimes in the world, they are going to extra lengths today to prosecute free speech.  To be clear, neither…

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Twitter shuts down spambots spreading pro-Saudi hashtags over Khashoggi disappearance

Pro-Saudi Twitter campaigns have sprung up in the wake of the disappearance of journalistJamal Khashoggi. This photo depicts a pro-Saudi hashtag campaign in the UK from earlier this year.Image: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is receiving some unexpected help from erectile dysfunction pill spammers.…

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