European Union officials meet to finalise Brexit deal

European Union officials are meeting to finalise the Brexit deal and address last-minute demands from Spain for a say on future decisions about Gibraltar.

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez restated his opposition to the deal, expected to be signed off by member states on Sunday.

EU leaders are meeting to discuss both the legally-binding withdrawal agreement setting out the terms for the UK’s departure from the EU and the accompanying non-binding political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU.

ELSEWHERE; U.S President Donald Trump has said the CIA did not conclude that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was killed on 2nd October in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Meanwhile, France has announced that it is imposing sanctions on 18 Saudi nationals – the same individuals targeted with sanctions by the US, UK and Germany – allegedly linked to the Khashoggi murder.

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