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Suspect arrested in killing of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez
The alleged perpetrator behind the murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez—a long-time AFP collaborator killed in May 2017 -- is in police custody, Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said Monday.



Nicaragua on edge as protest death toll climbs
Nicaragua was sliding into unchartered territory on Tuesday with protests against longtime President Daniel Ortega swelling to outpace a robust police crackdown in which at least 27 people have been killed.



Senate panel paves way for Mike Pompeo to become US secretary of state
A U.S. Senate committee approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Monday.



Macrons and Trumps dine at Mount Vernon as state visit begins
Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron opened the French president’s visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington’s house.



Iran, trade, climate: What's at stake on Macron's visit to Washington
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Monday in Washington for a state visit aimed at cementing ties with the United States and convincing President Donald Trump to see France's side when it comes to key issues regarding international affairs.



Conservative Abdo Benitez wins Paraguay election
Paraguay's Mario Abdo Benitez, who represents the country's long-dominant Colorado conservatives, was elected as president on Sunday, landing the top job in one of Latin America's poorest countries.



Nicaragua's Ortega scraps welfare reforms after protests leave 24 dead
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega on Sunday agreed to scrap a highly-controversial pension reform that sparked four days of violence which left 24 people dead.



Iran nuclear deal set to test Macron-Trump ‘bromance’ on historic visit
The fate of the Iran nuclear deal tops the agenda as French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in the US on Monday for the first official state visit hosted by President Donald Trump.



Macron due in Washington for first state visit of Trump presidency
French President Emmanuel Macron begins a state visit to Washington on Monday that will bring together two world leaders who have forged an unlikely bond.



Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and Wikileaks for alleged election interference
The Democratic Party sued Russia, President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election, a court filing showed.



Comey memos: Trump complained of Flynn's 'judgment issues'
President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press.



Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation.



Raul Castro to lead Cuba's Communist Party until 2021
Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected his successor Miguel Diaz-Canel to serve two five-year terms as Cuban president, and eventually take his place as head of the Communist Party when he retires from the position in 2021.



Trump says will quit North Korea talks if not 'fruitful'
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful."



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