RIYADH (Sputnik) - Saudi Arabia will open the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) forum, unofficially known as "Davos in the desert," on Tuesday in Riyadh despite numerous high-level speakers canceling their participation due to political tensions over circumstances of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death.
A UK-built spacecraft BepiColombo has taken off on its seven-year mission to Mercury. BepiColombo was launched into space from the European space port in Kourou, French Guiana, on Saturday. It will send two probes to explore the hot planet, where surface temperatures reach 450 degrees Celsius.
CIA Director Gina Haspel departed for Turkey on Monday to work on the case of dead Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Reuters reported, citing a source familiar with the matter.
Trump blames several Latin American nations for not stopping the caravan of migrants and has threatened to cut international aid to those countries.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The EU-proposed financial mechanism that will enable countries to bypass US sanctions on trade with Iran will be launched next month, Iran’s ambassador to Russia said.
October 22 has been the National Day Against Police Brutality in the United States since 1996. Protesters took to the streets in Washington, DC, Chicago, Illinois and other cities to protest the phenomenon of police killings.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of Defense James Mattis' position on a possible US exit from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia is similar to President Donald Trump's stance on the matter, Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning told reporters on Monday.
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