LONDON | The Latest: EU Brexit negotiator: Draft deal decisive step

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 8:30 p.m. European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says the draft deal accepted by Britain is a decisive step in the talks and is signaling that EU leaders can convene a summit soon to endorse it. Barnier told reporters Wednesday that “this accord represents a … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU Brexit negotiator: Draft deal decisive step

LONDON | After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?

LONDON— Like white smoke from the Vatican announcing a new pope, the signal from Britain’s Cabinet table says: We have a decision. After a year and a half of negotiating with the European Union — and fighting with itself — the U.K. government on Wednesday backed a deal to allow Britain’s orderly exit from the … Continue reading LONDON | After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?

United States | State Department Updates the Cuba Restricted List

United States – As part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to prevent U.S. funds from reaching the Cuban military, intelligence, and security services, the State Department is adding 26 subentities to the Cuba Restricted List, including 16 hotels owned by the Cuban military. The Department is also updating the names of five already listed subentities … Continue reading United States | State Department Updates the Cuba Restricted List

CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Trump praises firefighters in California

CHICO, Calif.  — The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 12:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is praising firefighters and first responders for an “incredible job” tackling California’s deadliest wildfire. Trump tweeted Wednesday that he had been briefed by Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who are … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Trump praises firefighters in California

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah. The Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister reaffirmed their commitment to the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Qatar, as well as their … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The Secretary and the Crown Prince discussed the importance of reaching a political solution in Yemen, countering the Iranian regime’s malign influence in the region, and other bilateral and … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Singapore

United States – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Singapore November 14-16. On November 15, she and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy will represent the United States at the U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations to reaffirm a shared commitment to maintain … Continue reading United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Singapore