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UK set to back new Heathrow runway in long-awaited airport decision


LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May is set to end decades of indecision by backing the expansion of Britain and Europe's busiest airport, Heathrow, finally kickstarting a project made more pressing by the vote to leave the EU.


Mexico president says Trump visit could have been done better 4:21am BST

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Sunday defended his decision to host a visit by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump to Mexico, but he said it could have been carried out "in a better way".


A waste of money? Trump's border wall falling flat in Arizona - Reuters/Ipsos poll 23 Oct 2016

NEW YORK Donald Trump rode to the top of the Republican ticket promising a "big, beautiful, powerful" border wall with Mexico to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants. Along that border, however, Americans are more likely to call the wall a "waste of money", according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.


Mexico arrests ex-police chief linked to student disappearances 21 Oct 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexico has arrested a former police chief at the heart of an investigation into the disappearance and likely massacre of 43 trainee teachers in the southwestern city of Iguala two years ago, security officials said on Friday.


Trump supporters tricked into buying beers at Mexico City booze-up 21 Oct 2016

MEXICO CITY Supporters of U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump unwittingly helped pick up the tab for a booze-up in Mexico City on Thursday, after they were duped into buying cleverly concealed anti-Trump t-shirts designed by a local brewery.

Mexico stops truck with 121 Central American migrants bound for U.S. 20 Oct 2016

MEXICO CITY Immigration authorities in southern Mexico stopped a truck carrying 121 Central American migrants with signs of asphyxiation and dehydration, the National Migration Institute said in a statement on Thursday.


Mexico seeks arrest of state governors caught in corruption rows 20 Oct 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexico has ordered the arrest of an outgoing state governor in the ruling party suspected of corruption, as well as one of his opposition contemporaries, the government said on Wednesday, as it seeks to quell public discontent about its record on graft.

Mexican drug cartel leader pleads guilty to U.S. charge 19 Oct 2016

NEW YORK The suspected head of a Mexican drug cartel that U.S. authorities said was responsible for distributing tons of cocaine into the Unit-ed States and Europe before being arrested in 2014 pleaded guilty on Wednesday.


U.S. extradites businessman accused of drug ties to Mexico 19 Oct 2016

NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY The United States on Tuesday extradited to Mexico a businessman accused of working with drug cartels after $205 million in cash was found at his Mexico City home, ending a years-long legal battle.


Mexican player banned for six months for match-fixing 19 Oct 2016

LONDON Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been suspended for six months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing, the Tennis Integrity Unit said on Tuesday.


France starts clearing 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

CALAIS, France France began clearing the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centres across the country.