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British PM seeks progress on Falklands in letter to Argentine leader

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LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May has written to Argentina's President Mauricio Macri calling for restrictions on oil exploration in the Falklands Islands to be lifted and for more flights to the British-run islands, her office said on Thursday.

Argentina sees tax amnesty boosting economy

BUENOS AIRES A tax amnesty in Argentina covering undeclared assets could provide as much as $80 billion to help kickstart the economy while also reducing the government's need to issue debt, policymakers and bankers told Reuters.

Aug 10 2016

Macri predicts healthy growth, lower inflation in 2017

BUENOS AIRES President Mauricio Macri said Argentina's economy will grow 3.5 percent in 2017, driven by fresh investment as the country recovers from recession and stubbornly high inflation.

Aug 10 2016

U.N. chief urges large nations to ratify Paris climate accord

BUENOS AIRES U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Argentina and other large nations to ratify the Paris climate accord at a Buenos Aires conference on Monday, and Argentina's foreign minister said she hoped the country would do so by the end of the year.

Environment, Aug 08 2016

U.S. urges patience in Argentina, wants Venezuela recall vote this year

BUENOS AIRES U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged Argentina to be patient with the slow pace of economic progress under its new government, and urged Venezuela to allow a vote this year on whether to recall President Nicolas Maduro.

World, Aug 04 2016

Kerry to deliver declassified papers on Argentina's 'Dirty War'

BUENOS AIRES U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he will deliver on Thursday a first batch of declassified documents related to Argentina's 1976-83 "Dirty War," a seven-year period when a military dictatorship murdered thousands of left-wing opponents.

World, Aug 04 2016

Argentine fossils shed light on vicious group of dinosaurs

WASHINGTON Fossils of a carnivorous dinosaur unearthed in Argentina are shedding new light on an intriguing group of predators that apparently were just as happy to slash victims to death with sickle-shaped hand claws as to chomp them into an early grave.

Science, Jul 20 2016

Argentina's spy agency regroups, wins back power under Macri

BUENOS AIRES A little over a year since Argentina's spy agency was shackled in the wake of the mysterious death of a star prosecutor, President Mauricio Macri is backing its quest for broader powers that critics fear will revive unfettered domestic spying.

World, Jul 20 2016

Fearsome Argentine dinosaur had pitifully puny arms

WASHINGTON A newly discovered meat-eating dinosaur that prowled Argentina 90 million years ago would have had a hard time using strong-arm tactics against its prey. That's because the beast, though a fearsome hunter, possessed a pitifully puny pair of arms.

Science, Jul 13 2016

Argentines take to streets, demand Messi return to national team

BUENOS AIRES Hundreds of Argentines protested in the pouring rain on Saturday, demanding that soccer star Lionel Messi return to Argentina's national team after he unexpectedly quit following a loss in the regional Copa America final.

World, Sports, Jul 02 2016
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Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. official

WASHINGTON Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war.