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A Mexican citizen gestures after climbing the border fence to take pictures of himself, in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Illegal immigrants lying in wait for Trump to lose election

- The Washington Times

If the illegal immigrants waiting in Mexico had a vote in the presidential election, they’d vote to oust President Trump, according to an immigration expert who is touring south of the border and speaking with those snared by the president’s get-tough policies.

Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West

- Associated Press

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world’s most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Now it looks like they want to hang on to those roles indefinitely.

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A resident walks past a cross during a memorial service honoring the victims of the 2010 earthquake, at Titanyen, a mass burial site north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that destroyed an estimated 100,000 homes across the capital and southern Haiti, including some of the country's most iconic structures. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

UN chief urges Haitians to resist escalation at quake event

- Associated Press

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used a U.N. ceremony Friday marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake to urge Haitians to resolve differences through dialogue and “resist any escalation that could reverse the gains of the past decade.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

House weighs subpoena for Pompeo testimony on Iran

- The Washington Times

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is making a renewed push for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to publicly testify before the panel just days after the secretary failed to appear at a scheduled hearing on tensions with Iran.

Posters of protesters who have been killed in anti-government demonstrations and their belongings are displayed in Tahrir Square, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Officials, activists: 2 Iraqi protesters killed in Baghdad

- Associated Press

Two protesters were killed and over a dozen wounded in central Baghdad on Friday in renewed violence between anti-government demonstrators and Iraqi security forces, activists and officials said. The deaths followed weeks of calm.

FILE - In this June 3, 2014, image provided by the U.S. Navy, Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton, then-commanding officer of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, speaks during a Battle of Midway commemoration ceremony.  Nettleton was convicted Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his alleged affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Nettleton on charges of obstruction of justice, concealing material facts, falsifying records and making false statements.(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/U.S. Navy via AP)

Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man's death

- Associated Press

A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his affair with the man's wife.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks during a joint news conference with Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono at the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Eleven US troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike

- Associated Press

Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Donald Trump had said caused no harm to American forces, officials said Friday.