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Scots back remaining in UK despite Brexit vote - poll


LONDON Most Scots still back remaining in the United Kingdom despite Britons voting to leave the European Union, a move which was opposed by the majority in Scotland, according to an opinion poll published on Saturday.


Budding priest calls troubled Mexican youth to 'Gang of Christ' 27 Jul 2016

MONTERREY, Mexico On the troubled fringes of the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, an aspiring Catholic priest is using his faith to reach out to young gang members and at-risk youth and bring them into his "Gang of Christ."

Mexico opposition blasts stats agency for changes in poverty survey 27 Jul 2016

MEXICO CITY Opposition lawmakers criticized Mexico's independent statistics agency on Tuesday for changes in polling techniques in a survey that suggested income among the poorest Mexicans had jumped by a third.


OHL says it is in talks with fund over Mexico unit buyout 26 Jul 2016

MADRID Spanish construction group OHL confirmed on Tuesday it was in preliminary talks with an unnamed investment fund over a joint bid to take its Mexican unit private.

Veteran Mexican drug lord says he didn't kill DEA agent 24 Jul 2016

MEXICO CITY Veteran drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero denied carrying out one of the most notorious murders in Mexico's narco wars -- the killing of U.S. anti-drugs agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena in 1985 -- and said he was no longer involved in drug trafficking.


Brexit dents global economic outlook, fiscal stimulus ahead - Reuters poll 21 Jul 2016

Confidence in prospects for the global economy has been dented following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, with a growing view that monetary policy is a fading force and many governments now need to borrow and spend, Reuters polls showed.


Mexico president apologises for scandal, vows to fight graft with new law 18 Jul 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto apologised on Monday for a damaging conflict-of-interest row in 2014 surrounding his wife's purchase of a luxury home from a government contractor.


Insight - Hindu monk's temple mission in India a headache for Modi 18 Jul 2016

AYODHYA, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was flying high in June, jetting from Afghanistan to Mexico in a whirlwind of red carpet diplomacy crowned by a speech to the U.S. Congress extolling democracy and investment opportunities in the subcontinent. | Video


BP puts 2010 Gulf of Mexico penalties at $62 billion 14 Jul 2016

LONDON BP on Thursday estimated costs from its deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill will total $61.6 billion (46.2 billion pounds) after it agreed to a new $5.2 billion charge it said largely drew claims to a close.


New Mexico ruling party boss, ally of president, attacks graft 13 Jul 2016

MEXICO CITY A former energy official continued his rapid rise in Mexico's political establishment to become leader of the ruling party on Tuesday, vowing to rid it of corruption after scandals that have battered the authority of President Enrique Pena Nieto.


Turkey's Erdogan slams West for failure to show solidarity over coup attempt

ANKARA/ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan condemned Western countries on Friday for failing to show solidarity with Turkey over the recent failed coup, saying those who worried over the fate of coup supporters instead of Turkish democracy could not be friends of Ankara. | Video