Argentina

Argentina's president seeks arts legacy with concert hall

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BUENOS AIRES - With less than a year to go in her presidency, Cristina Fernandez has sought her place in Argentina's cultural history, unveiling Latin America's largest arts complex, housed in Buenos Aires's historic former Post and Telegraph Palace.

Killing of 14-year-old girl alerts Argentina to femicides - rights group

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The discovery of a pregnant schoolgirl's body under the patio of her boyfriend's family home in northeast Argentina has led local rights groups to condemn her killing as a femicide, shining a spotlight on an invisible scourge in the South American nation.

World, United Nations, 21 May 2015

Argentine court bars Citibank from exiting custody of disputed bonds

BUENOS AIRES - An Argentine court on Monday ordered Citibank Argentina not to take any further steps toward quitting its role as custodian of some Argentine sovereign bonds while a row with U.S. creditors over unpaid debt rages on, the government said.

18 May 2015

Argentine lab peddles prized export: thoroughbred polo horse embryos

(In May 13 story, removes incorrect price of embryo transfer in paragraph 13) | Video

Science, 14 May 2015

Chile volcano ash cloud reaches Brazil; some flights canceled

SANTIAGO - Ash from the Chilean volcano Calbuco, which erupted without warning this week, reached as far as southern Brazil on Saturday and prompted some airlines to cancel flights to the capitals of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

Flights canceled as ash cloud pours from Chile volcano

SANTIAGO - An ash cloud from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby cities in both countries and blanketing residents in ash. | Video

Argentina's Scioli walks tightrope in hunt for party faithful, swing voters

LANUS, Argentina - Daniel Scioli, the front-running candidate for the ruling party ticket in Argentina's presidential election, has a new buzz word: "gradualismo", or "gradual change".

World, 14 Apr 2015

Argentina says plans lawsuits against UK oil firms near Falklands

LONDON/BUENOS AIRES - Argentina said it would begin legal action on Thursday against British energy firms operating near the Falkland Islands, in a growing war of words over the disputed South Atlantic territory.

World, 09 Apr 2015

Argentina sues Citibank over deal with holdout creditors

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina is suing Citibank Argentina in local courts for striking an illegal deal with a group of U.S. creditors fighting the government over unpaid debt, its economy minister said on Wednesday.

Argentine central bank to send regulators to local Citibank HQ: media

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's central bank will send regulators to the headquarters of Citibank Argentina on Monday, the head of the monetary authority has said, the latest move between the bank and the state over defaulted debt.

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Iraq Shi'ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse Islamic State gains

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni Muslim population. | Video