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".
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".