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Mexico’s López Obrador pledges ‘radical’ change

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Mr López Obrador has promised a “radical” transformation of Mexico Left-wing politician Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has been sworn in as Mexico’s new president, has promised to bring radical change to his violence-plagued nation by eradicating corruption and ending drugs wars. “We’re not planning to create a dictatorship, neither open […]

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G20 Argentina: Rifts laid bare as world leaders meet

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPutin and the Saudi crown prince “high five” in Buenos Aires World leaders have held the opening session of their annual G20 summit, with any number of disputes and disagreements on the table. Host president, Argentina’s Mauricio Macri, said the solution was “dialogue, dialogue and dialogue” and […]

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Air pollution: Madrid imposes tough measures on motorists

Image copyright Javier Soriano/Getty ImagesImage caption The measures in Spain’s capital prioritise cyclists and pedestrians ahead of motorists Spanish authorities have introduced new driving restrictions in the centre of the country’s capital, Madrid, aimed at reducing air pollution by up to 40%. The tough measures mean motorists will have to test their vehicles’ emissions, with […]

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Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Martial law is in force in regions bordering Russia, including Donetsk near the front line with rebels Ukraine will not allow Russian men aged 16-60 into the country following the imposition of martial law, Kiev says. An exception would be made for “humanitarian cases” such as those travelling to funerals. […]

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Southwest Airlines apologises for mocking girl’s name

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The airline issued a “sincere apology” to the girl and her family Southwest Airlines has apologised after a member of its staff mocked a five-year-old girl’s name. Traci Redford and her daughter, Abcde (pronounced ab-si-dee), were en route home to El Paso, Texas, from California’s John Wayne Airport when the incident […]

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Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Trump cancels Putin talks

Image copyright AFPImage caption Ukrainian cities like Mariupol largely depend on access to the sea US President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over a naval clash between Ukraine and Russia. On Sunday Russian border guards fired on three Ukrainian ships and seized their crews off the Crimean […]