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Mexican foreign minister speaks out on Central American development plans

Mexico’s foreign minister said gaining U.S. support for at least one of its immigration plans, is an important achievement.

Speaking to reporters at the conclusion of the UN General Assembly in New York Friday, the Mexican official said while the U.S. and Mexico have differences, it’s important to work on points of agreement.

Mexico has proposed several development projects to improve the central American economy, in an effort to reduce migration to the north


Rep. Perry: ‘smoke’ to Biden reports

A GOP lawmaker said as the nation’s top diplomat, the president has broad discretion regarding his conversations with foreign leaders.

Representative Scott Perry said Saturday, reports focus on the president’s effort to curb alleged corruption, not the alleged corruption itself.

He adds, with congressional oversight and aides on the line, he doesn’t believe the president would act inappropriately.


Iran threatens ‘full destruction’ of ‘any aggressor’ who attacks the nation

Iran issues a threat to pursue and destroy any aggressors, who attack the nation. Speaking at a press conference Saturday the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said, any attack, even a limited one would provoke a “crushing response” in return. The remarks come just one day after the Pentagon announced, it will deploy U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.


Afghan government says peace deal only possible after national elections

Afghanistan’s government said it will consider making a peace deal with insurgents only after national elections, expected to take place this month. Afghan presidential spokesman Sediq Seddiqi said Saturdays legitimacy of peace in the country is not possible until the elections are held. This comes after President Trump last week cancelled peace negotiations with Taliban following the death of a U.S. soldier in a terrorist attack in Kabul.


U.K. judge rules Assange will remain in jail after sentence ends

A U.K. judge rules Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will remain behind bars even after his sentence for violating bail conditions ends. On Friday, the judge ruled Assange will not be released on September 22nd when his sentence concludes but rather stay in jail due to his history of evading proceedings. The 48-year-old is currently serving a 50 week sentence for violating bail conditions, and avoiding extradition to Sweden by hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy for seven years.


CDC warns people to stop vaping after string of related deaths

Federal health officials announce another casualty related to the use of e-cigarettes, this time in California. According to L.A. county’s department of public health Friday, the patient was over 55-years-old and had a history of chronic health problems. Doctors said the patient died after inhaling a vaporized marijuana product. This marks the 5th vaping-related death in recent weeks with at least 450 cases have been identified across the U.S.


Defense Secy Esper on Afghan peace talks: we will make sure we have a good deal

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the U.S. will not accept just any deal with the Taliban. In a press conference Saturday, Esper said officials are working “diligently” regarding ongoing U.S. Taliban peace talks. He also said, the Trump administration aims to ensure Afghanistan is “no longer a safe haven for terrorists who have the ability to act against the United States.”