The Mexican city of Culiacán came to a standstill when cartel gunmen unleashed an "all-out war" during a clash with security forces.
Turkey agreed to a five-day ceasefire after talks with US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
"We're not going to stop thinking what we think, ideals can't be derailed by [jail] sentences," said Oriol Jungqueras, Catalan separatist who was given the longest sentence of 13 years for his role in a failed bid for secession. Jungqueras said a new referendum was "inevitable."
The deal with Eritrea won Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed international plaudits. He is the bookmakers' second favorite to win a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, after climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Greta Thunberg, one of few people whose nomination has become known before the awards ceremony, is the bookmakers' favorite to win the prize Friday.
Thousands of protests filled the streets and shut down much of Ecuador during a national strike.
In a letter to House Democratic leaders, the White House said it would not cooperate with a "baseless, unconstitutional" congressional impeachment inquiry.
The protests are part of an international two-week campaign coordinated by Extinction Rebellion, a campaign group that rose to prominence in April when it disrupted traffic in central London for 11 days.
As part of his Thursday testimony to members of the US House of Representatives, former US envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker turned over text messages between himself, diplomats in Kyiv and others involved with Ukraine, including President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who played a major part in the administration's dealing with Kyiv.
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers on Friday for the first time in more than 50 years in a dramatic move intended to quell escalating violence in the Chinese-ruled city.