Mexico: 5 Dead Bodies Dumped Along Highway In Veracruz State

(AP) — Mexican authorities say the dead bodies of five men were dumped along a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The state prosecutor’s office says in a statement that the corpses were found Sunday next to the road between La Tinaja and Cosoleacaque. Prosecutors say the victims were shot in the head. […]

Ex-Officials: Israeli Leader Spurned Secret Peace Offer

(AP) — Israel’s prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, according to former U.S. officials.  The officials confirm that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in a secret summit that Kerry organized in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba last February and […]

Spain Rescues 112 Migrants Off Libyan Coast, 36 More At Sea

(AP) – Spain’s defense ministry says one of its naval ships has rescued 112 migrants off the coast of Libya.  The Spanish frigate Canarias found the migrants’ vessel adrift on Saturday morning, according to the ministry, which says all 112 of the migrants were male and “the large majority” were from sub-Saharan Africa.  The frigate […]

Thousands In Barcelona Urge Spain To Take In More Refugees

(AP) – Thousands of protesters are marching in Barcelona to demand that Spain’s conservative-led government increase efforts to take in more refugees who have fled the war in Syria and other violent conflicts.  Spain has taken in just 1,100 refugees of the over 17,000 it has pledged to accept.  Marchers on Saturday held a large […]

Pence Urges NATO Members To Spend More On Defense

(AP) – Vice President Mike Pence is reinforcing the Trump administration’s message that NATO members must spend more on defense.  NATO’s 28 member countries promised in 2014 to commit to spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense within a decade. Pence says in remarks at a security conference in Germany that only […]