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FREE TO READ | Saudis own a big piece of the e-hailing boss, so his change of heart on killing journos was a surprise

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Have you ever accidentally hired a group of killers to accidentally murder and cut up a journalist and then accidentally tried to cover up the whole thing? 

You haven’t? That’s weird. Because on Sunday Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi seemed to suggest that it’s the sort of oopsie we might all have been guilty of, entirely by accident, from time to time. 

During an interview with business network Axios, the conversation arrived, somewhat awkwardly, at Saudi Arabia’s murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at which point Khosrowshahi produced his extraordinary new definition of “mistake”. ..

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