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Argentina's Cristina Fernandez starts graft trial she blasts as 'smokescreen'

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BUENOS AIRES Argentina's populist ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner passed through a crowd of ardent supporters and into a Buenos Aires courthouse on Tuesday to undergo a graft trial she derided as a "smokescreen," days after kicking off her campaign for vice president on social media.

Argentine markets stumble, then recover after election twist

BUENOS AIRES Argentine markets recovered following an early wobble on Monday as investors grappled with the likely impact of a shock twist in the country's presidential election race after the main populist challenger opted instead to launch a vice presidential bid.

May 20 2019

Argentine political twist could provide balm for troubled markets

BUENOS AIRES Argentine markets, rattled during recent months by rising political uncertainty, could get a reprieve after the populist ex-leader seen as challenger No. 1 in this year's presidential elections said she would instead run on someone else's ticket.

May 20 2019

Argentine political fixer emerges from shadows to mount surprise presidential bid

BUENOS AIRES After decades pulling political strings behind the scenes as a cabinet chief and strategist for Argentine presidents, Alberto Fernandez now aims to win the top job himself.

May 18 2019

Cristina Fernandez surprises Argentina by running for vice president, not top job

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Saturday she will run as vice president in elections later this year, a surprise move by the firebrand former leader who had been widely expected to be the main challenger to President Mauricio Macri.

May 18 2019

Clad in green, film crew protest Argentina abortion law on Cannes red carpet

CANNES, France Waving green scarves and chanting "solidarity for women", an Argentine film crew and several dozen campaigners turned the Cannes red carpet into a protest on Saturday as they showcased a documentary looking at the highly-charged issue of abortion.

May 18 2019

Argentina grants offshore oil, gas exploration permits in Malvinas West basin

BUENOS AIRES Argentina awarded permits for hydrocarbon exploration in 18 areas off its southern coast to companies including Exxon Mobil Corp, Total SA, YPF SA and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the government said on Friday.

May 17 2019

Argentina seeks faster U.S. review of biodiesel tariffs

Argentina has requested that the United States accelerate its review of anti-dumping duties it currently slaps on biodiesel imports from the South American nation, one of the world's top exporters of the fuel.

May 17 2019

Argentina waives import tax on Vaca Muerta machinery and soy

BUENOS AIRES Argentina will exempt an import tax on goods that are used in the production of exports, such as soybeans and machinery to develop unconventional hydrocarbons in the Vaca Muerta shale play, Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne said in a radio interview on Friday.

May 17 2019

Argentina inflation data could be make or break for Macri

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's political future is in the balance as it heads toward a knife-edge national election later this year that is likely to be a choice between painful market reforms and a return to populism. A key deciding factor will be inflation. | Video

May 17 2019
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U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran

WASHINGTON U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said. | Video