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Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

President Joe Biden held a long-delayed first phone call on Feb. 25 with Saudi King Salman ahead of an imminent U.S. intelligence report expected to link the Arab kingdom's powerful crown prince to the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Biden kept the king waiting in his long list of calls to U.S. allies after being sworn in five weeks ago.

AgriMin Oros seeks MEPs' support for continuation of properly regulated livestock exports

Romania has large stocks of sheep for export, a potential it needs to capitalize upon, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Adrian Oros said during a meeting with Romanian MEPs, members of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Greek diplomacy ticks off Turkey

The "Philia (Friendship) Forum" that brought together in Athens four Mediterranean states (Cyprus, Egypt, France and Greece) and three Gulf states (Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) on Thursday apparently touched a raw nerve in Turkey, which reacted with a strongly worded statement by Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy.

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