Search for Khashoggi’s remains extends to Saudi consul general’s residence

Turkish police sweep Mohammad al-Otaibi’s home and consular vehicles Bethan McKernan in Istanbul Floodlights and a drone have been deployed in the search of the Saudi consul general’s residence in Istanbul after Turkish investigators were finally allowed access to the property, where it is believed a Saudi hit squad sent to silence the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi disposed of his remains. The forensics team left the premises early on Thursday after conducting a nine hour-long sweep Read more [...]

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

Country becomes second and largest with legal national marijuana marketplace 'I've never been this excited in my life': First people buy cannabis legally in Canada – video Associated Press in Toronto The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions Read more [...]

Theresa May calls for unity after winning cabinet backing for Brexit strategy

Prime minister asks cabinet to ‘stand together and stand firm’ day before crucial EU summit Dan Sabbagh Theresa May has won the backing of the cabinet for her Brexit negotiating strategy after a two-and-half-hour discussion that centred on concerns about when the UK could leave any customs backstop it signed up to as part of the EU divorce deal. The prime minister called for political unity after the lengthy meeting, during which all cabinet members spoke, telling them a day Read more [...]