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US to deny asylum to illegal border crossers

The new rule is expected to get the president’s signature shortly

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Argentina again leave out Messi for Mexico friendlies

Messi hasn’t played in any of four previous friendlies since the end of the World Cup in Russia

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Mexican journalist murdered while leaving his home

Mexico is the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere for media workers

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Chinese companies flee overseas to avoid US tariffs

Tariffs are adding fuel to the fire, experts and companies say.

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Greenhouse gases surge to new highs worldwide in 2017: US report

Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major US report said Wednesday. The annual State of the Climate Report, compiled by more than 450 scientists from over 60 countries, describes worsening climate…

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Munguia dominates Smith to retain WBO title

Mexican WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision victory over England’s Liam Smith in a 12-round title fight on Saturday night.

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Fireworks explosions kill 24 in central Mexico

At least 24 people were killed in a series of explosions Thursday at fireworks warehouses in the town of Tultepec in central Mexico, including rescue workers who died saving others’ lives, officials said. The initial explosion occurred around 9:30 am (1430 GMT), then spread to other warehouses just as police and firefighters began attending to…

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Leftist ‘AMLO’ sweeps to Mexican presidency

Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept to victory in Mexico’s presidential election Sunday, in a political sea change driven by voters’ anger over endemic corruption and brutal violence. According to exit polls, the sharp-tongued, silver-haired politician known as “AMLO” won by a large margin over his two main rivals, who both conceded defeat shortly…

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FIFA fines World Cup hosts Russia for discriminatory banner

  FIFA has fined World Cup hosts Russia 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) after their fans displayed a discriminatory banner during the country’s 3-0 World Cup loss to Uruguay. Russia play Spain in the last 16 on Sunday after the country reached the World Cup knockout stage for the first time in post-Soviet history. FIFA also…

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How the group stage of FIFA World Cup 2018 unraveled

The group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup ended and defending champions Germany were eliminated from the tournament. The football world is guaranteed to have a new champion. Here is a recap of how the round-robin stage went. Here are in-depth highlights of the group stage of FIFA World Cup 2018. Group A Teams:…

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Delirious Mexicans swamp South Korean embassy

Ecstatic Mexican fans besieged the South Korean embassy in their capital to celebrate with diplomats after the Asian team stunned Germany at the World Cup and ensured Mexico’s progress to the last 16 in Russia. Mexicans watched in horror as their side were thumped 3-0 in Yekaterinburg, leaving them keeping a nervous eye on the…

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Brazil outclass Serbia to set up Mexico clash

Goals by Paulinho and Thiago Silva steered a much-improved Brazil to a 2-0 victory over a battling but ultimately outclassed Serbia on Wednesday and into a World Cup second-round meeting with Mexico. The win, combined with Switzerland’s 2-2 draw with Costa Rica, meant Brazil finished top of Group E on seven points, two ahead of…

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Mexicans bring cardboard of friend who could not attend World Cup

Mexican supporter Javier Amador was all set to join his mates on an epic Russian World Cup adventure before crying off at the last minute. Disappointed, his friends decided that Javier would accompany them in Russia after all — in lifesize cardboard cutout form at any rate. And to make him pay for remaining back…

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Mexico beat South Korea 2-1 to edge towards World Cup last 16

Mexico moved to the brink of the World Cup knockout rounds with a 2-1 win over South Korea in Rostov-on-Don on Saturday. An early penalty from Carlos Vela put Mexico ahead, and Javier Hernandez’s second-half goal secured the Central Americans’ second straight victory after stunning reigning champions Germany in their opening game, despite a late…

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World Cup holders Germany lose 1-0 to Mexico

Defending champions Germany crashed to the first defeat in their opening game of a World Cup since 1982 as Hirving Lozano’s clinical finish earned Mexico a shock 1-0 victory on Sunday. The highly-rated PSV Eindhoven forward struck the winner on 35 minutes after a blistering counter-attack at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as Mexico beat Germanyfor just the…

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Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan: report

Donald Trump threatened Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he would ship 25 million Mexicans to his country, one of a series of bizarre missives that jarred fellow leaders at last week’s acrimonious G7 meet, according to a report on Friday. The Group of Seven summit gathering of top industrialized democracies finished in disarray after the…

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US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup: FIFA vote

s The United States, Mexico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 World Cup after easily beating Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday. The North American bid received 134 of the 203 votes, while Morocco polled 65 in the ballot at a FIFA Congress held in Moscow on the…

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Denmark down Mexico 2-0 in friendly

Playmaker Christian Eriksen celebrated his return to the Danish national team following the birth of his first child with a goal and an assist as his side beat fellow qualifiers Mexico 2-0 in their final pre-World Cup friendly in Copenhagen. Having missed last week’s scoreless encounter with Sweden in Stockholm, Eriksen’s son was born on…

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World Cup 2018 factbox: Mexico

Facts on Mexico, who play in World Cup group F: Country: Mexico Honours: Olympic Gold 2012; Confederations Cup winners 1999; 10-time winners of the CONCACAF Championship/Gold Cup Past World Cup performance: Sixteenth appearance. Best result: quarter-finalists in 1970 and 1986 FIFA ranking: 15th Main clubs: America, Guadalajara, Cruz Azul, Pumas Nickname: El Tri How they…

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Trump threatens govt shutdown in September if no funding for wall

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the federal government in September if Congress did not provide more funding to build a wall on the border with Mexico. “That wall has started, we have 1.6 billion (dollars),” Trump said at a campaign rally in Washington, Michigan. “We come up again on September 28th…

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Karachi dangerously close to a water crisis: Indian scientists

Ten cities across the world are facing ‘Day Zeroes’ or severe water shortage in the near future unless they do something—and Karachi is one of them. “The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board barely meets 50 percent of the city’s total water requirement,” says the India-based Centre for Science and Environment. “The city’s population is growing…

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