USA news live updates: Blinken to travel to Stockholm on December 1 for OSCE ministerial meet with Swedish officials: State Dept – Times of India

China carried out ‘combat readiness patrol’ as US lawmakers visited Taipei

Stores kick off Black Friday, expect bigger crowds than last year

Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy.

Blinken to meet with Allied counterparts and attend NATO Ministerial while in Latvia: State Dept

Blinken to travel to Stockholm on December 1 to attend OSCE ministerial meet with Swedish officials: State Dept

Jeffrey Epstein case: British socialite Maxwell’s brother says US prosecutors seeking to ‘break’ her

The brother of a British socialite charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls says her prosecution is “the most over-hyped trial of the century,” designed to break a woman targeted by authorities who are desperate to blame someone for the late financier’s crimes .

Mexico prepared to escalate auto-content dispute with US, minister says

Mexico’s economy minister Tatiana Clouthier said on Thursday she was working with the auto sector and the Canadian government to determine when to call for an arbitration panel to resolve a dispute with the United States over auto-content rules.

Iranian diplomat urges US to lift sanctions in effective manner

A senior Iranian diplomat has urged the US to lift sanctions in an “effective and verifiable manner”, as the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal are preparing to attend a meeting on the revival of the accord next week.

Manhattan DA not planning to charge Trump Organization COO in fraud case: Lawyer

The Manhattan district attorney (DA) is not planning to charge Trump Organization chief operating officer (COO) Matthew Calamari in a fraud case, in which the former US president’s firm and its chief financial officer have been charged, Calamari’s lawyer said. “Mr. Calamari is pleased that the District Attorney’s office has indicated that it has no present intention to bring charges against him. That is the fair and appropriate decision. He has committed no crimes and led an exemplary life,” Calamari’s lawyer Nicholas Gravante said in an emailed statement on Tuesday.