"Mexico is safer" than the U.S., Mexican President López Obrador says

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a news conference in Mexico City earlier this month. Photo: Carlos Santiago / Eyepix Group/Future Publishing via Getty Images Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denounced Monday U.S. travel warnings and American news reports of violence in his country as a smear against his administration, per AP. Driving the news: The U.S. State

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U.S. considering denying Israeli minister visa after call to "wipe out" Hawara

Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich on Jan. 11. Photo: Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg via Getty Images The State Department held internal consultations on whether to deny Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich a visa ahead of his expected visit to the U.S. next week after he called for the Israeli government to "wipe out" the Palestinian village of Hawara, one U.S. and one

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