World Briefs: Ex-president boycotts successor's swearing-in

Ex-president boycotts successor's swearing-in

BUENOS AIRES • Mr Mauricio Macri took over as Argentina president yesterday in a ceremony boycotted by his predecessor, Ms Cristina Kirchner, who is irate over a protocol tiff that escalated into a court battle.

Mr Macri, who won a run-off election last month, has pledged to jettison policies in a bid to revive an economy that has, for decades, fallen short of its potential.

REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


EU regulators issue Thai airlines warning

BRUSSELS • European Union regulators have issued a special warning over travel on airlines from Thailand, but did not follow last week's United States safety downgrade.

A European Commission statement said yesterday that while "no air carriers from Thailand were added to the Air Safety List... the European Aviation Safety Agency will... monitor future developments".

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Gulf monarchs push for solution to Syrian war

RIYADH • Gulf monarchs yesterday endorsed a "political solution" for Syria under a global framework agreed to last month.

At the end of a two-day annual summit, the Gulf Cooperation Council rulers said they "support a political settlement... that guarantees the territorial integrity and independence of Syria".

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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