French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffles cabinet

French President Emmanuel Macron has reshuffled his government after two weeks of fevered speculation about the changes, which will see former Socialist Member of Parliament, Christophe Castaner take up the key position of interior minister.

The reshuffle was forced by the unexpected resignation of former interior minister Gerard Collomb on October 2, a major blow to Macron as the 40-year-old head of state struggles with record low polling figures.

ELSEWHERE – The United Nations human rights chief has called for the lifting of the immunity of officials who might be involved in the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist at the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey.

Meanwhile, U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia to meet King Salman, as pressure grows on the Saudis to explain the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago and Turkish officials believe the journalist was allegedly murdered by Saudi agents.

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