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Local officials in a Washington neighborhood have voted to rename a street that runs past the Saudi Arabia embassy in honour of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The latter, a US resident, was murdered in the Saudi consulate of Istanbul, in Turkey, in October. Saudi Arabia first denied the murder, before acknowledging that the journalist was killed inside the consulate. The idea to change the street’s name started in November following an online petition that read: “We suggest renaming the street address of the Saudi embassy into Jamal Khashoggi Way to be a daily reminder to Saudi officials”. The measure has yet to be approved by the city council. local officials autorités locales / neighborhood (US) = neighbourhood (GB) quartier / to rename rebaptiser / to run, ran, run ici, passer / past devant / embassy ambassade / the latter ce dernier / to deny nier, démentir / to acknowledge reconnaître / to read, read, read ici, indiquer / reminder rappel / city council conseil municipal.