Commitment

LONDON | The Latest: May says Brexit won’t see workers’ rights cut

LONDON  — Jan 14, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:55 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to win support for her European Union divorce deal by promising that her government won’t try to water down environmental standards and workers’ rights after Brexit. The commitment is an attempt to gain backing from … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May says Brexit won’t see workers’ rights cut

NEW YORK | Barack Obama receives RFK Human Rights award at NYC gala

NEW YORK  — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening. “I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but I’ve been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank you … Continue reading NEW YORK | Barack Obama receives RFK Human Rights award at NYC gala

BRUSSELS | Despite Afghan deaths, slow peace moves, NATO vows to stay

BRUSSELS — Fifteen years after NATO took the lead on international security efforts in Afghanistan, the military alliance’s foreign ministers reaffirmed Wednesday their commitment to stay the course despite mounting Afghan casualties and the slow pace of peace moves. At talks in Brussels, the ministers underlined their “steadfast commitment to ensuring long-term security and stability,” … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Despite Afghan deaths, slow peace moves, NATO vows to stay

KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks kick off in Poland with boost from G-20 summit

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators from around the world are meeting in Poland for talks on curbing climate change, three years after sealing a landmark deal in Paris that set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Envoys gathered Sunday in the southern city of Katowice, a day earlier … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks kick off in Poland with boost from G-20 summit

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: G20 leaders agree on trade, not quite on climate

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Leaders of the Group of 20 have agreed to fix the world trading system — but only 19 of them agreed to support the Paris accord on fighting climate change. Applause rose up in the hall Saturday as … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: G20 leaders agree on trade, not quite on climate

PHOENIX | Ex-Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona’s 1st Hispanic congressman, dies

PHOENIX — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who championed liberal causes as Arizona‘s first Hispanic member of Congress, died after suffering a heart attack, his family said Wednesday. He was 75. Pastor, a Democrat, served 23 years in Congress until deciding in 2014 against running for re-election. Pastor won a 1991 special election for the … Continue reading PHOENIX | Ex-Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona’s 1st Hispanic congressman, dies

WASHINGTON | Longtime Trump personal aide to depart White House

WASHINGTON  — One of President Donald Trump‘s closest aides will be departing the White House in the coming weeks. Jordan Karem, the personal aide who has served as Trump’s “body man” and director of Oval Office operations since March, will be leaving the White House. He assumed the combined roles held by longtime Trump aides … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Longtime Trump personal aide to depart White House

LONDON | The Latest: Brexit: UK gives consent to Spain over Gibraltar

LONDON— The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Spain’s junior minister for the European Union says British authorities have consented to Spanish demands granting Madrid prior approval on matters relating to Gibraltar. Luis Marco Aguiriano says “we have a promise, a commitment, from the British government saying they … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Brexit: UK gives consent to Spain over Gibraltar