Commitment

SINGAPORE | Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

SINGAPORE— Leaders of Southeast Asian nations have pushed back yet again an agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal amid a whirlwind of diplomacy Wednesday at their annual summit. In convening talks among the leaders of countries participating in the plan, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a final agreement on the deal, which … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

BRUSSELS | EU foreign policy chief urges Serbia, Kosovo resolve ties

BRUSSELS — The European Union expects Serbia and Kosovo to “swiftly deliver” on their commitment to talks on normalizing relations, which is the key for the two nations to advance toward membership in the bloc, the EU’s foreign policy chief said Thursday. Federica Mogherini met with the presidents of Serbia and Kosovo as part of … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU foreign policy chief urges Serbia, Kosovo resolve ties

MOSCOW | Kremlin calls treaty exit without new deal offer ‘dangerous’

MOSCOW — The Kremlin said Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump took “a dangerous position” by deciding to abandon an existing nuclear weapons treaty with Russia without offering anything to replace it. As Trump’s national security adviser prepared to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Putin’s spokesman acknowledged the 1987 arms control deal had “weak … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin calls treaty exit without new deal offer ‘dangerous’

SINGAPORE | Mattis: Afghan attack will not shake US commitment

SINGAPORE  — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday the killing of a powerful police chief in southern Afghanistan just two days before national elections is unlikely to fundamentally weaken the security situation. Mattis commented on the attack in Kandahar during a break in meetings at an Asian security conference in Singapore. Mattis called the … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Mattis: Afghan attack will not shake US commitment

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Pompeo: Saudis have commitment to accountability

ISTANBUL — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 12:50 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia has made a “serious commitment” to hold senior leaders and officials accountable in the case of missing journalist … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Pompeo: Saudis have commitment to accountability

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida‘s Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help Monday, the fifth day without cell service, electricity or, in many cases, shelter. Trevor Lewis, a member of a six-person search-and-rescue unit, said he watched storm victims “cry out in joy” when his team let them … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Palestinians say they’ll stick to principles

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Trump administration and the Palestinians (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Palestinian Authority says it will not abandon its principles following the U.S. decision to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s office in Washington. The spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, says the Palestinian Authority will maintain … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Palestinians say they’ll stick to principles