MEXICO

  • MexicoLeaks: Mexico's own 'WikiLeaks' already making waves March 19, 2015

    Mexico City: Mexico's WikiLeaks-inspired whistleblower website is already making waves just days after its launch, even though it has yet to expose any government scandals. MexicoLeaks was announced by star journalist Carmen Aristegui last week when she told her audience that her MVS radio team was part of the initiative. The website...
  • David Ferrer, Timea Bacsinszky win Mexico Open titles March 1, 2015

    Acapulco: Second-seeded David Ferrer of Spain won his fourth Mexico Open title Saturday night, beating top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 7-5 in the hard-court event. The 32-year-old Ferrer has 23 ATP Tour titles, also winning the Qatar in January. He won his previous Mexico titles - in 2010, 2011 and...
  • Maria Sharapova withdraws from Mexico Open because of stomach virus February 28, 2015

    Acapulco: Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew on Friday before her Mexico Open semi-final against Caroline Garcia of France because of a stomach virus. The third-seeded Garcia will face fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the hard-court final at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Bacsinszky beat Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4. In the...
  • Top-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semi-finals February 27, 2015

    Acapulco: Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semi-finals. Sharapova will face third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Garcia led Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2, 2-1 when the Croatian player retired. In...
  • Maria Sharapova less fixated on top spot but eager to beat Serena Williams February 23, 2015

    Mexico City: Regaining the world's top ranking in women's tennis is less important to five-times grand slam winner Maria Sharapova than it was when she was younger, but the Russian is eager to beat dominant player Serena Williams. Williams beat Sharapova, who is ranked number two, to claim her 19th grand...
  • Reliance Industries Ltd, Mexican state owned Pemex sign MoU December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Ltd and Mexican state owned oil company Pemex have signed an MoU. The two companies will cooperate for assessment of potential upstream oil and gas business opportunities in Mexico. RIL and PEMEX will also share expertise and skills in deep-water oil and gas exploration, refining and...
  • 11 headless bodies found in southern Mexico November 28, 2014

    Mexico City: Police found 11 headless bodies of young men Thursday on the road between Chilapa de Alvarez and Ayahualulco, two towns in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, prosecutors said. The bodies, which appear to have been burned, were dumped in the road after a shootout Wednesday night between rival...
  • Mexican experts scour for 43 students' bodies at dump near Cocula city October 29, 2014

    Mexico City: Experts with the Mexican Attorney General's Office are scouring an area near the town of Cocula for the bodies of the 43 students who disappeared on September 26 near the city of Iguala. The officials started working on Tuesday at the dump located in a hard-to-access zone about 10...
  • Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts September 15, 2014

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Hurricane Odile has swirled menacingly toward Mexico's Los Cabos resorts, leading authorities to evacuate highrisk areas and open shelters as the powerful storm threatened to thrash the Pacific coast. Odile weakened slightly yesterday to category three strength in the fivelevel SaffirSimpson scale as it crept toward the...
  • Mexico small plane crash kills 5 September 11, 2014

    Mexico City: Mexican officials say mysteries surround a small plane crash that killed five people in the northern state of Sinaloa. A spokesman for the Sinaloa state prosecutors' office says the sixpassenger Cessna crashed near the city of Guasave. Guadalupe Martinez said the plane's wreckage and the victims were burned...
  • Mexico settle for 00 draw with Chile September 7, 2014

    Mexico settled for a 00 draw with Chile after squandering several good chances to score in the second half of their friendly on Saturday, played in front of a sellout crowd of 67,175 at Levi's Stadium, the new home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. The contest matched two teams that...
  • Ronaldinho signs for Mexico's Queretaro September 6, 2014

    Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, twice the World Player of the Year, has signed a two year deal with Queretaro, the Mexican first division club said on Friday. The 34yearold, who has also played for Paris St Germain and AC Milan, became a free agent in July after cancelling his...
  • Man kills himself while trying to pose for selfie with gun August 4, 2014

    Washington: In a freak accident, a 21yearold selfieobsessed man in Mexico died after he shot himself in the head while trying to click a picture with a gun. Oscar Otero Aguilar, a vet from Mexico City, was posing with a handgun for his Facebook page. However, his search for an impressive profile...
  • 30 minutes: Story of the Indian blue collar workers August 2, 2014

    The Indian blue collar workers have been working in the Middle East as domestic help with no one to listen to their grievances. Popularly known as 3D workers they work as truck drivers, construction workers and so on. According to the report presented by the Reserve Bank of India 70...
  • Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Mexico, no major damages or injuries July 29, 2014

    A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km (60 miles), the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damages. The quake was felt in Mexico City, a...
  • Mexico is back on the Formula One calendar in 2015 July 24, 2014

    Mexico is to return to the Formula One calendar in 2015 after a 23year absence, Alejandro Soberon, president of live events company CIE, confirmed on Wednesday. "Start your engines, F1 will return to Mexico next year," Soberon was quoted as saying on the BBC's website. CIE announced to the Mexican stock...
  • Mexico move to No.18 in FIFA ranking July 18, 2014

    Mexico City: Mexico climbed up two spots to No.18 in the latest world rankings released by football's world governing body, FIFA. Mexico earned a total of 930 points to rank third in the Concacaf confederation (North and Central America and the Caribbean), behind the United States, at No.15 with 989 points,...
  • Mexican president signs law restricting telecoms July 15, 2014

    Mexico City: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed into law a communications overhaul with tough restrictions on dominant companies in the telephone and television sectors. The bill signed by Pena Nieto on Monday imposes fee limits and infrastructuresharing requirements on any company that controls more than half the market in...
  • Delhi becomes world's second most populous city July 11, 2014

    United Nations: Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report. The 2014 revision of the World Urbanisation Prospects launched on Thursday said that India is projected to add the highest...
  • Strong quake hits Mexico, Guatemala; four dead July 7, 2014

    Mexico City: A magnitude6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America on Monday. At least four people are reported dead and dozens of houses damaged in Guatemala. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at 0453 IST on the Pacific Coast 2...
  • Mexico cargo train derails, one killed July 4, 2014

    Mexico City: At least one person was killed and several people were injured on Thursday when Mexico's notorious cargo train "La Bestia" (The Beast) derailed, an official source said. Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) issued a press release saying the accident occurred along a stretch of rail in the southern state...
  • Barack Obama under pressure to visit USMexico border July 4, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the "humanitarian crisis" of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding in from Central America. "If he doesn't...
  • Soldiers kill 22 at warehouse in central Mexico July 1, 2014

    Mexico: Soldiers have killed 22 people at a warehouse in central Mexico state in a shootout that also left a soldier injured, the Defence Department said. The department said in a brief statement on Monday that soldiers were patrolling the town of Tlataya when they came across a warehouse being...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA not to punish Arjen Robben July 1, 2014

    Fortaleza: FIFA does not intend to impose sanctions on Arjen Robben after the Dutch winger admitted having dived to claim a 93rd minute penalty against Mexico which gave Netherlands a 21 win in the Round of 16 World Cup clash. Robben had said that he provoked a fall to claim the...
  • World Cup 2014: Arjen Robben says he dived but not for key penalty award June 30, 2014

    Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has said the controversial penalty he won in stoppage time against Mexico to secure victory in Sunday's last16 clash was legitimate but admitted he dived earlier in the game. The Dutch FA (KNVB) issued a statement on Monday seeking to clarify the media interpretation of Robben's quotes...
  • The Beautiful Game: Netherlands beat Mexico to reach quarterfinals June 30, 2014

    Netherlands staged a stunning late comeback to dash Mexico's dreams of a quarterfinal with a 21 victory in Fortaleza. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Javier Aguirre set to replace Zaccheroni as Japan coach June 30, 2014

    Tokyo: Mexican Javier Aguirre is set to become Japan's new coach following the resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni, local media reported on Monday. The Japan Football Association said no formal decision has been made, but Nikkansports newspaper reported Aguirre is expected to travel to Japan in July to sign a $2.45 million...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands used the 'cooling break' as 'strategic timeout' June 30, 2014

    Fortaleza: Dutch coach Louis van Gaal on Sunday said that his team changed tactics in the second half to win the crucial game against Mexico. The Netherlands, threetime runnersup, roared into the World Cup quarterfinals, coming from behind in late minutes to win 21, reports Xinhua. The Dutch victory marked the first...
  • World Cup 2014: Arjen Robben penalty raises questions about the modern foul June 30, 2014

    Mexico defender Rafa Marquez stuck his foot out and Netherlands winger Arjen Robben went down for an injurytime penalty that took his team into the World Cup quarterfinals with a 21 win. Did Robben dive or was he fouled by Marquez? Or to ask the fashionable question that evades the issue...
  • World Cup 2014: Gamechanger Arjen Robben does it again for the Dutch June 30, 2014

    He may not have been on the scoresheet, but once again it was Arjen Robben who won the match for the Netherlands on Sunday with the tricky footwork that has brought so many goals and so much controversy over the years. With the score at 11 and extra time looming against...