US praises Mex­ico

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WASH­ING­TON: Pres­i­dent Barack Obama said yes­ter­day after meet­ing with Mex­i­can pres­i­dent En­rique Pena Ni­eto that Mex­ico is a crit­i­cal part­ner to the US on a host of is­sues, in­clud­ing se­cu­rity and cli­mate change.

“I am proud of what we’ve achieved,” Obama said, not­ing that with the heated rhetoric of the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion cam­paign, Mex­ico’s im­por­tance to the US as a trad­ing part­ner and neigh­bour is of­ten not ac­knowl­edged.

‘Don’t ban Rus­sians’

MOSCOW: For­mer Soviet leader Mikhail Gor­bachev has asked the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee to re­sist calls to ban Rus­sia from the Rio Olympics over dop­ing al­le­ga­tions.

In an open let­ter to com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Thomas Bach and other IOC mem­bers, he said he was con­cerned by the pos­si­bil­ity the in­no­cent would be pun­ished along with the guilty.

The World Anti- Dop­ing Agency has rec­om­mended the IOC should con­sider ban­ning all Rus­sians from the Games.

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