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Ecuador says mediation with Britain over Assange has failed


QUITO Ecuador blamed Britain on Friday for upending its efforts to mediate a solution for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid extradition.

Mexican oil shake-up likely if frontrunner wins presidency, says adviser 23 Feb 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexico's presidential frontrunner is not opposed to foreign investment in the country's oil, his top energy adviser said, but his government would make dramatic changes to energy strategy, including a new focus on refining rather than crude exports.


Mexico supreme court says competitors can use America Movil's network 22 Feb 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexico's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Mexican mogul Carlos Slim's America Movil must allow competitors to use its network and infrastructure, essentially holding up aspects of the 2014 telecoms reform.

Mexico's labour standards no obstacle to NAFTA deal - Mexican minister 21 Feb 2018

MEXICO CITY Tensions over Mexico's labour standards will not prevent the signatories to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)from reaching an accord to overhaul the deal, the country's labour minister said on Wednesday.

Human rights groups say Mexico not investigating spyware claims 21 Feb 2018

MEXICO CITY A group of human and digital rights activists said on Tuesday that the Mexican government had failed to properly investigate allegations their smartphones were infected with spying software. They have asked for an independent investigation.

Mexico asks Rome for criminal background check on missing Italians 21 Feb 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had asked Rome for a criminal background check on six Italian citizens, after three of them went missing in the western Mexican state of Jalisco at the end of January, allegedly at the hands of local police.

Oil worker killed on Talos Energy platform in U.S. Gulf of Mexico 20 Feb 2018

HOUSTON An oil and gas worker on a Talos Energy platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico was killed on Saturday while replacing piping, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Tuesday.

EU, Mexico say progress made after trade talks, deal not yet finalised 20 Feb 2018

MEXICO CITY European Union and Mexican negotiators wrapped up a ninth round of talks on Tuesday aimed at modernizing their two-decade-old free trade deal, saying they had agreed five new chapters and made important progress on others.

Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave 20 Feb 2018

MEXICO CITY Archaeologists exploring the word's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age. | Video

Mexico probes police in disappearance of three Italians 20 Feb 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexican authorities said on Monday they are investigating whether police in the western state of Jalisco participated in the disappearance of three Italian citizens there.


U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war. | Video