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  • BERLIN, Sept 23- Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday that he had been disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, adding to a downbeat reception from France ahead of the resumption of Brexit negotiations next week. Shortly afterwards, French President Emmanuel Macron said there was still not enough clarity on rules for...

  • The White House and tax-writing Republican leaders are expected to begin filling in some of the details this coming week on Trump's plan to simplify the tax system, a legislative priority for the president. The White House views this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to simplify taxes and cut rates, while giving Trump a much-needed victory as the...

  • According to a new independent analysis, the bill awaiting a Senate vote could lead to 21 million fewer Americans having health insurance. McCain, an Arizona Republican who is being treated for brain cancer and cast a crucial "no" vote to defeat a similar bill in July, said on Friday that he could not "in good conscience" vote for the proposal authored by Republican...

  • OTTAWA, Ontario— A third round of NAFTA renegotiations has begun with chief negotiators from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico meeting in the Canadian capital. Canada's chief negotiator, Steve Verhuel, said Saturday that he doesn't expect this round to see any new U.S. proposal to increase American content requirements for autos. NAFTA now says vehicles must have at...

  • SAN DIEGO— People kicking off fall vacations in Mexico this weekend won't be able to use the nation's busiest border crossing to get there. The southbound lanes of the San Ysidro crossing connecting San Diego to Tijuana closed at 3 a.m. Saturday and will remain closed until noon Monday for work on a $741 million expansion project. The closure is to allow for the...

  • DAKAR/ ACCRA, Sept 23- The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favouring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbour Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project. "The Special Chamber unanimously finds that Ghana did not violate the...

  • DAKAR/ ACCRA, Sept 23- The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favoring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbor Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project. "The Special Chamber unanimously finds that Ghana did not violate the sovereign...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and spread alarm in the capital, where rescuers temporarily suspended a search for survivors of a bigger tremor earlier this week out of fear of further building collapses. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow with an epicenter near...

  • CARACAS, Sept 23- Venezuela's government criticized Canada's Friday announcement of targeted sanctions against 40 of its senior officials, accusing Ottawa of "submission" to U.S. Canada's measures include freezing the assets of the officials and banning Canadians from having any dealings with them. "Canada's government established... an immoral association...

  • Teams from the United States, Mexico and Canada kicked off the third of seven planned rounds of discussions in Ottawa amid warnings from trade experts that time was quickly running out to seal a deal by the end of the year as planned. Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator on Saturday said he did not think the United States would unveil specific proposals for autos...

  • *Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator says not expecting U.S. to present specific proposals on auto rules of origin in Ottawa talks.

  • ROME, Sept 23- Italy on Saturday raised its forecasts for economic growth this year and next and said it would cut the budget deficit by less than previously promised. On Wednesday the Paris- based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development forecast Italian growth of 1.4 percent this year and 1.2 percent in 2018, compared with euro zone growth of 2.1...

  • Teams from the United States, Mexico and Canada kicked off the third of seven planned rounds of discussions in Ottawa amid warnings from trade experts that time was quickly running out to seal a deal by the end of the year as planned. "It's up to the Americans to indicate their precise ideas because they are the ones who want to renegotiate NAFTA," Andrew Leslie, a...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and was felt in the capital, where seismic alarms sounded, residents ran into the streets and rescuers briefly stopped combing the rubble left by a bigger tremor earlier this week. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow and hit near...

  • LONDON— Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth— and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. A new play in London explores the roots of his success and his divisiveness. "Ink," which opened in the West End this week after a run at London's small Almeida Theatre, begins in 1969.

  • JARKUDUK, Uzbekistan, Sept 23- Lukoil plans to keep pumping 100 million tonnes of oil per year between 2018 and 2027 with projects outside Russia and will keep annual investment at $8 billion- $8.5 billion, the chief executive said on Saturday. Lukoil, Russia's No.2 oil producer which has suffered from sluggish output from its Western Siberia fields, has kept...

  • SLIGHT QUAKE TREMOR FELT IN MEXICO CITY, SEISMIC ALARMS SOUND- REUTERS WITNESSES.

  • LONDON— London's mayor said Saturday that people angry about the decision by transit authorities to strip Uber of its license to operate in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself. The city's transportation agency, Transport for London, said Friday that it would not renew Uber's license when it expires Sept. 30, citing a lack of corporate...

  • President Donald Trump is holding out hope that a last-ditch effort to overhaul the Obama-era health law isn't over. Rand Paul of Kentucky— who's said he'll oppose the latest Republican bill because it doesn't abolish enough of the Affordable Care Act. John McCain announced he wouldn't back the proposal.