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Mexico denies deal to nab cartel leader in return for Cienfuegos

Salvador Cienfuegos was accused of conspiring with a cartel to smuggle drugs while serving as defence secretary.

‘Little Miracle’: Panda cub at DC National Zoo named Xiao Qi Ji

Male panda was named after an online poll saw more than 130k votes cast for the Mandarin name, which means ‘little miracle’.This handout photo...

Qatar identifies parents of baby girl abandoned in airport toilet

Public prosecutor says efforts under way to arrest ‘fugitive’ mother, adds airport police officers charged over examinations of female passengers.An investigation was launched after...

Former Republican officials call Trump refusal ‘serious threat’

More than 100 former Republican national security officials want Trump to ‘cease’ his ‘assault’ on the integrity of the election.Former CIA Director Michael Hayden,...

Turkey summons EU, German, Italian envoys over vessel search bid

Turkey protests against ‘unauthorised action, carried out using force,’ as Germany says everything went in line with protocol.A screen grab captured from a video...

UAE loosens rules on foreign ownership of firms to lure investors

Overhaul signals another change for the UAE as it grapples with the financial fallout of the pandemic.

Carbon dioxide levels keep rising despite industrial lockdown

World Meteorological Organization data crush hopes lockdowns across the world would have pushed emissions to record low.

GM recalls 7 million trucks and SUVs over Takata air bags

GM made annoucement after US government told the auto giant to recall 6 million vehicles in the US.

Guatemala suspends budget after protesters torch Congress building

Guatemala’s parliament on Monday backed away from approving a business-friendly 2021 budget after demonstrators in the impoverished Central American nation torched the Congress building...

US election: What you need to know right now in 500 words

Recount observers watch ballots during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes in WisconsinPresident Donald Trump is still refusing to concede the United...

Majority of Croatians sceptical of coronavirus vaccine

Survey results come as experts warn current shortfall in vaccine confidence could be enough to compromise effectiveness of ending pandemic.In the survey of 523...

The IHRA definition will not help fight anti-Semitism

Pro-Palestinian protesters take part in a demonstration against Israel's military action in the Gaza Strip, in Ottawa on July 26, 2014Following in the...

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Mexico denies deal to nab cartel leader in return for Cienfuegos

Salvador Cienfuegos was accused of conspiring with a cartel to smuggle drugs while serving as defence secretary.