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Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard

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ZAMORA, Mexico - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country. | Video

Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 42 - officials 22 May 2015

MEXICO CITY - At least 42 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico in a gunfight between suspected gang members and security forces, two government officials said, the latest bloodshed in an area that has been plagued by violent drug gangs.

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BP settles oil spill-related claims with Halliburton, Transocean 21 May 2015

- BP Plc has settled with oilfield services provider Halliburton Co and contract driller Transocean Ltd cross claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst offshore disaster in U.S. history.

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BP settles oil spill-related claims with Halliburton, Transocean 20 May 2015

- BP Plc has settled with oilfield services provider Halliburton Co and contract driller Transocean Ltd cross claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst offshore disaster in U.S. history.

Top Mexico vote official apologises over leaked secret phone call 20 May 2015

MEXICO CITY - The head of Mexico's electoral institute apologised on Tuesday after a covert recording appeared on YouTube in which he made fun of the way an indigenous leader he had just met with spoke.

Gunfight in blood-soaked western Mexican state kills at least eight 20 May 2015

MEXICO CITY - At least eight people died in a shootout between Mexican federal police and suspected gang members in the troubled western state of Jalisco, a government official said on Tuesday.

Fifteen people missing in Mexican state where 43 students massacred 20 May 2015

MEXICO CITY - Fifteen people have disappeared from the violent southwestern Mexican state where 43 trainee teachers were feared massacred last year, the state attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

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Picking strawberries in Mexico for U.S. tables leaves workers asking for more 17 May 2015

((Corrects May 15 story to show Driscoll’s would examine treatment of its suppliers’ workers, not its own workers. Removes reference to fruit picker being an employee of BerryMex.))

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LLOG plans drilling in U.S. Gulf near blown out BP well 13 May 2015

HOUSTON - LLOG Exploration, a privately-held oil and gas company focussed on deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico, plans to drill a well into the block near where BP Plc's Macondo well ruptured in 2010, causing the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Europe, Mexico to seek new trade pact to deepen North American ties 11 May 2015

BRUSSELS - The European Union and Mexico will launch negotiations towards a new free-trade agreement later this year, as Europe seeks to tie its economy closer to North America following a deal with Canada and efforts to sign an accord with the United States.

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Iraqi Shi'ite militia claim leadership of campaign against Islamic State

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Shi'ite militia announced on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni population.