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The investigation into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who hasn't been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, continues. A recent survey in Germany showed 60 percent of writers believe freedom of expression is under threat, with attacks on writers on the rise. DW spoke with author Zoe Beck at the Frankfurt Book Fair to find out more.
Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul four days ago. Riyadh has denied he's being held, and has said Turkish officials are welcome to search the building.
The US and Canada have agreed to a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Argreement. The new name: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Canada had risked being frozen out of a deal reached in August between the US and Mexico to update NAFTA, but 11th-hour talks between Ottawa and Washington resulted in all three members joining the new version of the trade pact.