BBC news with Charles Carrol.
The French President Emmanuel Macron, who's in Saudi Arabia on an unscheduled visit, has said that he emphasized the importance of stability in Lebanon. France has close links with Lebanon, and Mr. Macron's visit comes days after the Prime Minister's, Saad Hariri, resigned while in Riyadh, prompting suspicions he was put under Saudi pressure.
The leaders of the United States and China are expected to outline competing visions of global trade when they address the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam in the coming months, in an hour, I'm sorry. President Trump is expected to stress his America-first doctrine, Xi Jinping is likely to reaffirm China's openness to global free trade.
The United States has imposed new sanctions against 10 Venezuelan officials accused of undermining democracy, censoring the press, and engaging in corruption. The US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, said that his country will not stand by while President Maduro's administration destroyed democratic order and prosperity.
Roy Moore, the Republican candidate to fill a vacant US senate seat for the State of Alabama, is facing allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl nearly 40 years ago. The Washington Post quoted Leigh Corfman are saying that she was 14 years old when Mr. Moore initiated inappropriate sexual advances. Mr. Moore vehement clearly denies the allegations.
A Supreme Court judge in Spain has said the speaker of the Catalan Parliament can be released on bail, pending investigation into her role in a banned push for independence. Carme Forcadell will be required to post a bail of $170,000.
And released documents from the European Commission revealed that EU diplomats think Northern Ireland may have to abide by the rules of the European's single market even after Brexit to avoid a hard border with the Republic Ireland.
That's our summary from BBC news.