22:23 GMT11 July 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Sunday that EU and G7 allies were in close contact over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as he pushed the kingdom for answers.

    "In Khashoggi’s case, it’s the job of Saudi Arabia to give a credible explanation. We will look at it closely. We are coordinating actions with France and the UK, the EU and G7 nations," the minister tweeted.

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    The German diplomat called on the international community to provide a unified response after Saudi Arabia confirmed on Friday that the known Saudi journalist died inside the consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

    Saudi Arabia said the Washington Post columnist was killed in a fight with people who came to rendition him. France and Germany called the Saudi explanation concerning his death inadequate, while the United Kingdom said it was considering the next steps.

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    G7, European Union, Jamal Khashoggi, Germany
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