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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, shakes hands with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto during a bilateral meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro) ** FILE **

Western Hemisphere alliances at risk in NAFTA renegotiations

- The Washington Times

The United States risks damaging decades of constructive relationships with its Western Hemisphere allies if it fails to positively renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), leading Inter-American policy makers warned Capitol Hill on Friday.

In this March 17, 2015, file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro listens to the playing of national anthems during his welcome ceremony at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. On April 19, 2018, Raul Castro will step down as president after a decade in office. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

Miguel Diaz-Canel, bureaucrat, replaces Raul Castro as Cuba’s president

- Associated Press

A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world’s last communist states.

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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation by bus of rebels and their family from the towns of Ruhaiba in the eastern Qalamoun region in the Damascus countryside, Syria, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Syrian state media says several buses have left the towns of Ruhaiba, Jayroud, and al-Nasriya carrying hundreds of rebels and their families to opposition territory in north Syria. (SANA via AP)

Russia: Chemical weapons inspectors head to Syria site

Associated Press

International experts from the global agency for the monitoring of chemical weapons set off to the site of a suspected April 7 gas attack in Syria on Saturday, Russia's foreign ministry said.

A model of the "Project Zebra" memorial stands in the Arts of the Albemarle building in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday, March 12, 2018. The city council initially OK'd the Russian-financed monument commemorating the World War II operation, but a new council has declined to sign a memorandum of understanding that would allow the plan to proceed. (AP Photo/Martha Waggoner)

After town says 'nyet' to Russia monument, others say 'da'

- Associated Press

A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because of current tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

People watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 21, 2018. North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations with South Korea and the United States. There was no clear indication in the North's announcement if it would be willing to deal away its arsenal. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

AP Analysis: Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer

- Associated Press

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents, and it doesn't have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal.

Federal funding OK'd for Dona Ana County wastewater systems

Associated Press

Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation say the federal government has agreed to provide more than $14 million to help renovate wastewater systems serving two unincorporated communities in Dona Ana County.

In this April 4, 2018 photo, Dan Bell sits with his dog while talking about his RV at Leah's Landing in Nampa, Idaho. (Chris Bronson /The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP)

As housing inventory shrinks, people look to living in RVs

- Associated Press

Dan Bell and his wife, Sherry Bell, traveled across the country in their RV for "many, many" years, he said. When his wife died, Bell decided that's how he wanted to spend the rest of his life - in an RV, though not travelling this time.

Palestinians want independent probe of Israeli Gaza killings

- Associated Press

The Palestinians said Friday they want the U.N. Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military's killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza.

Pompeo faces opposition on Senate panel

Associated Press

Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, is expected to face unified opposition from Democrats at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week after one still undecided Democrat announced he would vote no.

File-In this April 9, 2018, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea said Saturday, April 21, 2018, it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

- Associated Press

North Korea announced that it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its hard-won nuclear arsenal.

United Nations Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrives at The European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, Friday, April 20, 2018. The annual informal working meeting with the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council will be held at Dag Hammarskojld's farm Backakra in Skane, southern Sweden on Saturday. (Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency via AP)

Haley's pushback draws fans, rattles White House

- Associated Press

The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even as her deft rebuttal bolstered talk about her own future political fortunes.

Ryan says it would be 'good idea' to rejoin trade deal

Associated Press

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he thinks it would be a "good idea" for the United States to re-join the Asia-Pacific trade deal that President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of last year.