Mexican billionaires contribute to presidential plane raffle Feb 14, 2020 0 395 12345 Mexico City: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that business leaders had pledged to buy 80 million dollars worth of tickets in a raffle he organised to fund the upkeep of his predecessor’s presidential plane.Among those attending a dinner organised for the purpose of gathering pledges were Carlos Slim, a Mexican billionaire, and Daniel Servitje, the chief executive of bakery company giant Grupo Bimbo.“It’s not mandatory, it’s voluntary,” the president said of the ticket purchases at a press conference. Lopez Obrador said he would hold a 6-million-ticket raffle to raise about 160 million dollars. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Greek islanders take anti-camp protest to Athens Feb 14, 2020 0 91 Macron visits retreating glacier, urges ‘fight of the century’ Feb 14, 2020 0 101 British finance minister quits in reshuffle shock Feb 14, 2020 0 1219 UK PM names minister to take over UN climate talks London, Feb 13, 2020 (AFP) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday appointed a dedicated government minister to lead the UN climate talks in Glasgow later this year, after warnings that planning for the event .. N Macedonian police intercept van with 53 migrants inside Belgrade: North Macedonian police have intercepted a van with 53 migrants crammed inside and arrested the driver, the Makfax news agency reported on Thursday. The vehicle was stopped on a regional road near the village .. Trump, Bloomberg trade barbs as ex-NY mayor rises in polls AFP New York US President Donald Trump and White House hopeful Mike Bloomberg locked horns on Thursday in a blaze of caustic tweets as the former New York mayor climbs in the polls in his drive to capture the Democratic .. Brazil’s Bolsonaro lashes out at Pope Francis’s Amazon text Brasília: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro lashed out at Pope Francis on Thursday after the pontiff pleaded for the protection of the Amazon rainforest. “Pope Francis said yesterday the Amazon is his, the world’s, .. Senate passes measure to curb Trump on military action against Iran Washington: The US Senate passed a bipartisan resolution on Thursday to curb President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran without congressional approval. The move comes amid growing concern ..