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Few compromises at Brexit talks, minister says UK can survive without deal


BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Union and Britain offered few compromises at their first full round of Brexit talks which ended on Thursday, and the pound fell on worries that British ministers were prepared to walk away without a deal. | Video


WTO better for solving U.S. trade spats than NAFTA tool - Mexico minister 4:56am BST

MEXICO CITY Mexico's economy minister said on Thursday the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been more effective in resolving U.S. trade disputes than the so-called Chapter 19 mechanism, which the United States hopes to ditch as part of NAFTA talks.


Mexico marines kill eight suspected gangsters in Mexico City 3:47am BST

MEXICO CITY At least eight suspected gang members died on Thursday in a gun battle with Mexican marines in Mexico City, which has largely been spared the worst of the country's drug violence.


Trump administration's NAFTA demands make sense - Union Pacific CEO 20 Jul 2017

DETROIT The list of priorities U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released this week for the renegotiation of NAFTA with Mexico and Canada is reasonable and in line with what the Trump administration has promised to focus on, the head of America's largest railroad said on Thursday.

Mexico GP to build on Day of the Dead theme 20 Jul 2017

LONDON Mexican Grand Prix organisers are planning to bring more of a flavour of the country's Day of the Dead festivities to this year's race, after previous reticence due to Formula One's inherent danger and tragic past.

Mexico urges Venezuela to suspend plans for constituent assembly 20 Jul 2017

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government on Thursday urged Venezuela's government to suspend a planned July 30 vote to elect a constituent assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution and override all other institutions, including the current opposition-led legislature.


Major central banks to turn up policy heat despite low-burn inflation - poll 20 Jul 2017

BENGALURU Expectations are firming for major central banks to turn further away from ultra-easy monetary policy despite scant evidence of a pickup in inflation, Reuters polls of more than 500 economists showed on Thursday.

UN experts seek halt to use of spyware in Mexico and want full probe 19 Jul 2017

GENEVA U.N. human rights experts called on the government of Mexico on Wednesday to "cease the surveillance immediately" of activists and journalists and to conduct a fully impartial investigation into the illegal spying.


Disgraced ex-governor extradited from Guatemala to Mexico 17 Jul 2017

MEXICO CITY A former state governor from Mexico's ruling party wanted for embezzlement and organised crime arrived in the country on Monday after being extradited from Guatemala, the Mexican government said.


Mexico ruling party mulls tweaking rules for presidential selection 15 Jul 2017

MEXICO CITY Mexico's ruling party is weighing changes to its internal rules that could broaden its base of candidates for the 2018 presidential election, a senior official said, potentially opening the door to outsiders less tainted by scandal.


No Korean military talks after North snubs South's call

SEOUL South Korea's proposed military talks aimed at easing tension between the two Koreas planned for Friday failed to happen after the North snubbed the call, a setback for new President Moon Jae-in's hopes for dialogue.