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Scottish government considering independence vote next year - sources


LONDON/EDINBURGH The Scottish government is increasingly convinced it can win a new independence referendum and is thinking seriously about calling one next year as Britain exits the European Union, sources close to the Scottish government said.


Mexico bristles at 'hostile' Trump deportation rules before U.S. talks 6:36am GMT

MEXICO CITY Mexico reacted with anger on Wednesday to what one official called "hostile" new U.S. immigration guidelines hours before senior Trump administration envoys began arriving in Mexico City for talks on the volatile issue. | Video


Deportation spat overshadows Trump envoys' talks with angry Mexico 6:36am GMT

MEXICO CITY A bid by U.S. President Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants to Mexico that has enraged Mexicans will top the agenda when officials from both countries meet on Thursday amid a deepening rift between the two nations.

Mexico homicides jump by a third amid cartel infighting 22 Feb 2017

MEXICO CITY Homicides in Mexico jumped by more than a third in January, new figures showed, fuelled by violence in states hit by an internal split in the Sinaloa drug cartel.


Mexican fireworks expected in Alvarez-Chavez Vegas brawl 22 Feb 2017

NEW YORK Mexican pride will be at stake when two-time world champion Canelo Alvarez battles former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry 21 Feb 2017

SANTIAGO Cuba stoked tensions across Latin America on Tuesday by blocking a former Chilean minister and one of Mexico's ex-presidents from travelling to the island to attend an award ceremony hosted by political dissidents.


U.S. says detained Mexican 'dreamer' should be deported 17 Feb 2017

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. officials have initiated deportation proceedings against a Mexican immigrant with a work permit who was arrested near Seattle last week, alleging he has gang ties, according to a court filing from the Justice Department on Thursday. | Video

U.S. says arrest of Mexican immigrant part of existing policy 15 Feb 2017

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. immigration authorities on Wednesday said the arrest of a Mexican man who had permission to work in the country was consistent with a years-long policy to target threats to public safety.


Heineken targets margin growth in volatile 2017 15 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS Strong growth in Asia and Mexico led an increase in Heineken's beer sales in 2016 as the world's second-largest brewer edged above earnings expectations and forecast even better margins this year.


U.S. detains Mexican immigrant in Seattle covered by Obama programme 15 Feb 2017

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court. | Video


Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base

SOUTH OF MOSUL U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city. | Video