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Lake Louise (Canada) (AFP) - Switzerland's Lara Gut won a women's alpine World Cup super-G on Sunday as American Lindsey Vonn's injury comeback gathered steam. Gut clocked 1min 22.86sec to edge Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather by just 0.03sec. Austrian Anna Fenninger was third, 0.33sec behind the winner.
Pungesti (Romania) (AFP) - Chevron said Sunday it has restarted work on its first shale gas exploration well in Romania, a day after protests forced the US energy giant to suspend the operation. Romanian police declared the area around the planned mine a "special security zone" and installed check-points on all roads leading to the nearby village of Pungesti after Saturday's protests. "Chevron can confirm that it has resumed activities in Pungesti commune," in northeastern Romania, the company said in a statement Sunday. Hundreds of people, mainly villagers from Pungesti, broke through wire mesh fences around Chevron's site on Saturday to protest against its plans to drill for shale gas, forcing it to suspend work for the second time.
Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico) (AFP) - Soldiers standing on the back of pick-up trucks patrol Lazaro Cardenas, one month after ousting the municipal police in this major Mexican port that had become a drug cartel's cash machine. While troops armed with assault rifles ride in borrowed police vehicles, a vice admiral has taken over the administration of the Pacific port, which handles the largest general cargo volume in Mexico. The military was sent by President Enrique Pena Nieto on November 4 to clean house, forcing the city's 113 local police officers to undergo vetting exams while replacing the port's two top civilian jobs with naval officers. The Knights Templar cartel has used Lazaro Cardenas to import precursor chemicals from Asia and make methamphetamines in makeshift mountain labs in the western state of Michoacan.