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Mexico’s president draws ire after navy helicopter flies in baseball mascot

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends his regular news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico July 21, 2022. Mexico Presidency/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, Aug 12 (Reuters) – President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is facing a flood of criticism after Mexico’s navy …

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Russian former deputy PM Dvorkovich re-elected chess federation president

Skolkovo Foundation Chairman Arkady Dvorkovich attends the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 4, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 7 (Reuters) – Former Russian deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich was re-elected for a second term as president of the International Chess Federation …

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Horse racing-Judge halts implementation of safety law in Louisiana and West Virginia

July 26 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday granted Louisiana and West Virginia’s request to halt implementation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) in those states until a wider lawsuit challenging its constitutionality is decided. US District Court Judge Terry Doughty granted a preliminary injunction, saying that the threatened harm to the …

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Australia beat India for T20 cricket gold but the big winner was the sport

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Australia beat India by nine runs to claim the Commonwealth Games women’s T20 cricket gold medal on Sunday but the real winner was the sport which delivered compelling competition and boosted its case to be included in the Olympics. A part of the Commonwealth Games program for the first …

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China warns Asian nations to avoid being used as ‘chess pieces’ by powers

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (not pictured) meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia July 9, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA, July 11 (Reuters) – Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Monday that countries should avoid …

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Maths teacher rolls with the punches of hectic schedule for pro boxing dream

July 22 (Reuters) – Maths teacher Ramez Mahmood occasionally walks into class with a black eye but his students at his Ilford-based school have grown accustomed to visible bruises knowing it comes with the territory of also being a professional boxer. Armed with a degree from the University of Greenwich, Mahmood’s day job involves teaching …

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England’s Rugby Union and Rugby League ban transgender players from the women’s game

July 29 (Reuters) – England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Rugby Football League (RFL) will restrict transgender participation in the domestic game, with the governing bodies recommending that only players recorded as female at birth be allowed to play in the women’s category . The RFU said last week that it began a review of …

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Basketball star Griner back in court as Russian drugs trial nears its end

Griner faces 10 years in prison Case comes amid fraught Russia-US relations The US has made Russia a swap offering Lawyer says swap legally possible after verdict This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. KHIMKI, Russia, Aug 4 (Reuters) – US basketball star Brittney Griner …

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