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Islamist knifemen slit priest's throat in church in France


SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a church service in France, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, an attack that President Francois Hollande said showed the threat from Islamist militancy was greater than ever. | Video


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.


Mexico presidency moves to tame two graft-tarnished states 11 Jul 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexico's presidency on Monday moved against two state governments, saying they had flouted federal anti-corruption laws, setting the scene for a possible conflict with two outgoing governors tarnished by graft accusations.

Gunmen kill 14 in gang-plagued Mexican state on U.S. border 09 Jul 2016

MEXICO CITY Gunmen killed 14 people in northeastern Mexico early on Saturday in two attacks likely sparked by gang wars in the state of Tamaulipas, the local government said.


Mexican teachers, opposed to education reform, warn of more protests 07 Jul 2016

MEXICO CITY Teacher union leaders in Mexico have called on the government to repeal an education reform they say penalizes teaching staff in rural areas, and say they could step up protests that have caused havoc in the south and culminated in angry clashes with police.

Mexico conservative opposition leads 2018 presidential field - poll 06 Jul 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexico's opposition conservatives would take back the presidency from the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, if the next election, scheduled for 2018, were held now, according to a poll published on Wednesday.


It gets personal - ex-President Bill Clinton to make the case for his wife

PHILADELPHIA Hillary Clinton was set to become the first woman presidential nominee of a major U.S. party on Tuesday, a historic moment that Democrats hope will help eclipse rancour between her supporters and those of her rival in the primaries, Bernie Sanders. | Video