U.S. to help improve commercial traffic on Mexican border: minister

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that U.S. officials have pledged to help improve the flow of commercial traffic across the two neighbors’ shared border.div class=”feedflare”
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Two Venezuela central bank employees arrested after meeting Guaido: lawyer, source

Two workers at Venezuela’s central bank were arrested on Friday after meeting opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has called on public officials to disavow President Nicolas Maduro, according to the employees’ lawyer and a source familiar with the matter.div class=”feedflare”
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Pompeo slams China, Russia involvement in Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday accused China of aiding Venezuela’s economic collapse by bankrolling President Nicolas Maduro’s government and said Russian troop presence in the country was an “obvious provocation.”div class=”feedflare”
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Pompeo says U.S. won’t quit fight in Venezuela, defends sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday defended sanctions on Venezuela and said the United States would not “quit the fight” in the socialist-run Latin American nation which is spiraling into deepening economic and political crisis.div class=”feedflare”
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Ecuador holding Swedish programmer linked to Assange in custody

Ecuador said on Friday it is holding a programmer linked to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in custody pending possible charges of interfering in private communications, a day after ending Assange’s seven-year asylum in its London embassy.div class=”feedflare”
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German conservative leader blasts SPD over NATO spending target

German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said divisions in the ruling coalition about planned military spending were undermining Germany’s credibility worldwide.div class=”feedflare”
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With Bouteflika gone, protesters in Algeria demand more change

Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied in Algiers for an eighth successive Friday to demand the departure of the ruling elite, witnesses said, as Algeria prepares for a presidential election in July.div class=”feedflare”
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Trump says he does not want government to lead 5G effort

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he does not want government to lead the effort to deploy next-generation 5G wireless networks.div class=”feedflare”
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Two killed in clashes in coca eradication operation in Peru

Two farmers were killed in clashes in Peru on Friday after authorities launched a surprise operation to eradicate coca plants – used to make cocaine – in a region near the border with Bolivia, a local mayor said.div class=”feedflare”
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Explainer: Israeli election – with the final count in, who won and who lost?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has won 36 of the 120 seats in Israel’s parliament, according to final results of Tuesday’s election, putting him in pole position in negotiations to form a right-wing coalition.div class=”feedflare”
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