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Fathers of missing Mexican students blast president after meeting

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MEXICO CITY - Angry fathers of 43 Mexican students missing for the past month turned on President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday, accusing his government of deceit, fostering impunity and bungling the search for their sons.

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Willems recalled as Hiddink names preliminary Dutch squad 29 Oct 2014

AMSTERDAM - Netherlands recalled full back Jetro Willems after almost a year out when coach Guus Hiddink named a preliminary squad on Wednesday for next month's friendly against Mexico and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia. There was no room however for Hamburg SV midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, Daryl Janmaat of Newcastle United, PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and Ukraine-based striker Jeremain Lens.

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Holcim, Lafarge lodge merger plan with EU Commission 28 Oct 2014

PARIS - Building materials groups Holcim and Lafarge said on Tuesday they had formally notified the European Commission of their merger plan to create the world's biggest cement group.

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Vela gets Mexico call-up despite years of refusals 28 Oct 2014

MEXICO CITY - Real Sociedad midfielder Carlos Vela was called up by Mexico for November tour friendlies on Tuesday after turning his back on his country since March 2011.

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Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances 23 Oct 2014

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday.

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Exclusive- Mexico seeks 1 million sugar export floor in trade dispute with U.S 21 Oct 2014

MEXICO CITY - Mexico is seeking a floor on sugar exports of at least 1 million tonnes per year and insists the United States drop anti-dumping claims against its southern neighbour to resolve a sugar trade dispute, a Mexican source close to the talks said on Tuesday.

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Chipotle stock dips as sales growth forecasts come down 21 Oct 2014

- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Monday reported another acceleration in quarterly restaurant sales growth, but shares in the popular burrito seller tumbled almost 5 percent after it signalled that such momentum can't last forever.

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Thousands march in Acapulco over feared Mexican student massacre 17 Oct 2014

ACAPULCO Mexico - Thousands marched in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco on Friday to demand answers about the fate of 43 missing trainee teachers, who authorities fear were massacred by police in league with gang members.

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Aguirre weighs up Japan options as Asian Cup looms 15 Oct 2014

SINGAPORE - Japan coach Javier Aguirre faces a race against time to find a squad capable of putting up a strong Asian Cup title defence, the Mexican admitting he needs at least two more matches to weigh up his options ahead of next year's tournament.

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Citi's consumer banking head plans to leave - WSJ 15 Oct 2014

- Manuel Medina-Mora, head of Citigroup Inc's consumer banking and chairman of the company's troubled Mexico unit, is preparing to leave in the coming months, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation.

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Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

SURUC Turkey - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders.