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Lebanon detains Uber driver suspected of murdering British embassy worker - security source


BEIRUT A Lebanese Uber driver with a criminal record has confessed to the killing of a British woman who worked at the British Embassy in Beirut, a Lebanese security source said on Monday. | Video


Victims of Mexico military abuses shudder at new security law 16 Dec 2017

MEXICO CITY Human rights activist Juan Carlos Soni fears a new security law passed by Mexico's Congress on Friday could mean his death after he suffered beatings, electrocution and abduction at the hands of the armed forces four years ago.

Mexico presidential race roiled as leftist front-runner embraces right wing party 16 Dec 2017

MEXICO CITY The front-runner in Mexico's 2018 election has embraced a small, socially conservative party in his bid for the presidency, sparking criticism among progressives that could splinter his support in what is expected to be a tight race.


Amazon becomes Mexico's top online retailer in 2017 - report 15 Dec 2017

MEXICO CITY Amazon.com Inc likely doubled its sales to become the biggest internet retailer in Mexico this year, helping to grow the country's nascent e-commerce market by a third, according to a report by market research firm Euromonitor International.

Mexico's Senate picks new electoral prosecutor amid graft spat 15 Dec 2017

MEXICO CITY Mexico's Senate on Friday named the country's new top prosecutor for election-related crimes, after the official previously in the post was fired amid a graft scandal involving a close former aide of President Enrique Pena Nieto.


Mexico plots open trade course to escape Trump's NAFTA threats 15 Dec 2017

MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump's 'America First' brand of economic nationalism is pushing Mexico to seek sanctuary in more open commercial ties elsewhere to soften the blow of a possible breakdown of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


Mexico presidential front-runner unveils planned cabinet 14 Dec 2017

MEXICO CITY The leftist front-runner for Mexico's 2018 presidential election on Thursday proposed a moderate U.S.-trained economist for finance minister, unveiling a planned cabinet made up of men and women in equal measure.


Mexico Senate committees pass controversial security bill 14 Dec 2017

MEXICO CITY Mexican Senate committees on Wednesday approved a controversial security bill that human rights groups say risks granting excessive power to the armed forces in their already checkered role in combating organised crime in the country.


Ford to shift midsize sedan production out of Mexico - sources 13 Dec 2017

Ford Motor Co has told suppliers it plans to shift production of midsize Fusion and Mondeo sedans out of Mexico and Spain in 2020 and move it to China, three sources said on Wednesday.


Mexico sees possible EU trade deal as NAFTA talks drag on 13 Dec 2017

BUENOS AIRES Mexico and the European Union could reach a framework for a trade deal by the end of the year, though differences remain over agricultural market access, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday.


Myanmar government says case against Reuters journalists can proceed

YANGON Myanmar's civilian President Htin Kyaw, a close ally of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has authorised the police to proceed with a case against two detained Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act, a senior government spokesman said.