The White House has failed to respond to a request from Congress to provide a report determining who killed the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee in October demanded that Mr. Khashoggi's murder be investigated, and that the Trump administration provide more information. An official said the president was within his rights to decline to act.
The US envoy Stephen Biegun says he's held three days of productive talks in North Korea to prepare for the second meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Mr. Biegun said Washington and Pyongyang had some hard work to do before the summit in Hanoi later this month. If both sides stay committed, he said, we can make real progress.
A second woman in the American state of Virginia has come forward to accuse the lieutenant governor of sexual assault. Mr. Fairfax has dismissed the claims as false and unsubstantiated. Virginia's governor Ralph Northam has also come under party pressure to resign for racially offensive behavior.
Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed president has called on the military to let us humanitarian aid enter the country. Mr. Guaido said that blocking aid to starving people with serious health needs could amount to crimes against humanity.
A man has been jailed for life in Canada for killing six worshippers at the Quebec City mosque in 2017. The judge said that Alexandre Bissonnette harbored what he called a visceral hatred of Muslim immigrants.
The French president has condemned an arson attack on a home of the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand. President Macron said nothing justified violence towards politicians.
The entire population of a New Zealand town of more than 3,000 people has been evacuated as a huge bush fire threatens their homes. A state of emergency has been declared around the South Island town of Wakefield.