State Department dodges question about ambassador in Saudi Arabia

A State Department spokesperson dodged a reporter’s question about whether the US has placed an ambassador in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been under scrutiny after a well-known reporter and critic of the country’s leadership went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

China reports slowest growth since 2009

China reports slowest growth since 2009

The world’s second biggest economy grew 6.5% in the third quarter of 2018. That’s its weakest quarterly growth since the depths of the global financial crisis in early 2009 and below economists’ expectations of 6.6%.
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