The best-selling brand today is fear: UN chief

Warning against the dangers of widespread fear and mistrust in the planet, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said he wants to reaffirm the UN as a platform for action to repair broken trust in a broken world. “The best-selling brand in our world today is indeed fear,” stated Guterres. “It gets ratings.…

U.S. asked Ecuadorean officials about alleged Assange-Manafort meeting: source

QUITO (Reuters) - U.S. officials spoke with officials from Ecuador’s British embassy on Friday about an alleged meeting there between President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an Ecuadorean government source said. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May…

Mexican Senate elects ally of president as new top prosecutor

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s Senate on Friday voted an ally of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to serve for nine years as the powerful new independent top prosecutor of the country, sparking immediate criticism that the role would remain politicized. By an overwhelming majority, the Senate controlled by Lopez Obrador’s National Regeneration Movement (MORENA)…

Colombia asks Cuba to capture ELN leaders after attack on police academy

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s ELN rebel group was responsible for the car bomb attack against a police academy that killed at least 21 and injured dozens, President Ivan Duque said on Friday, making it almost impossible peace talks with the insurgent group can soon restart. FILE PHOTO: Police and security personnel work at the scene…

Syria's SDF says it captured two Islamic State militants of American nationality

CAIRO (Reuters) - Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured two Islamic State militants of American nationality, according to a statement dated earlier this month that was sent to media on Saturday. In the statement dated Jan. 6, 2019, the U.S.-backed SDF alliance, led by the Kurdish YPG militia, said the pair were captured during operations…

Hundreds of Central American migrants enter Mexico with few checks

TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining around 1,000 other people from Central America who crossed a day earlier and putting to the test Mexico’s vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people. People belonging to a caravan of migrants from Honduras en route to…