United Kingdom


May seeks Florentine renaissance for deadlocked Brexit talks


FLORENCE, Italy British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to rescue stalled Brexit talks on Friday with a speech in the Italian city of Florence she hopes will convince the European Union she is ready to cut a fair divorce deal. | Video


Mexico politicians fear flunking quake test before 2018 vote 2:15am BST

(This September 20th story corrects to change political affiliation of senator in paragraph 12)

Mexican F1 track undamaged by quake, race to go ahead 21 Sep 2017

LONDON Mexican Grand Prix organisers say next month's Formula One race in Mexico City will go ahead as planned despite the capital being hit by its deadliest earthquake in three decades.


Legendary 'mole' rescuers heroes again on Mexico City home turf 21 Sep 2017

MEXICO CITY After earning fame burrowing into piles of rubble in disasters the world over, including the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, Mexico's "mole" rescue workers are on tragically familiar ground, pulling people from ruins in their home city.


Mexicans spooked by repeat rumble on anniversary of 1985 quake 21 Sep 2017

MEXICO CITY When a devastating earthquake rocked Mexico City on Tuesday, 32 years to the day after another deadly temblor, the city's traumatized inhabitants struggled to understand why disaster had struck twice on the same date.


World para swimming, powerlifting events postponed after quake - IPC 20 Sep 2017

The world para swimming and powerlifting championships to be held in Mexico City later this month have been postponed following the devastating earthquake this week, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Wednesday.


A winning bearish dollar bet: local currency emerging markets bonds 19 Sep 2017

NEW YORK One of the best strategies to cash in on the dollar's slide since Donald Trump’s election victory is a rather exotic one: buying local emerging market currency bonds.


Panama authorizes extradition of former Mexican governor on corruption charges 19 Sep 2017

MEXICO CITY Panama has agreed to extradite a former state governor from Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who is wanted in his homeland on corruption charges, the two countries said on Monday.


Mexico's Femsa sells 5.24 percent of Heineken for 2.5 billion euros 19 Sep 2017

MEXICO CITY Fomento Economico Mexicano (Femsa) said on Monday it had sold a stake of 5.24 percent in Heineken, the world's second largest brewer for some 2.5 billion euros (2.21 billion pounds).


Perez stays with Ocon at Force India in 2018 17 Sep 2017

SINGAPORE Mexican driver Sergio Perez will stay at Force India next season in an unchanged line-up with Frenchman Esteban Ocon, the Formula One team said ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.


North Korea may consider H-bomb test in Pacific, Kim calls Trump "deranged"

SEOUL/NEW YORK North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb on the Pacific Ocean after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make a "mentally deranged" Trump pay dearly for his threats. | Video