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Argentina to replace energy and production ministers

BUENOS AIRES Argentina´s government said on Saturday that it would replace its energy and production ministers, just two days after the resignation of former Central Bank President Federico Sturzenegger.

Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw as Messi misses penalty

MOSCOW Tiny Iceland made a stunning impact in their first-ever World Cup on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a pulsating 1-1 draw but Lionel Messi's tournament began wretchedly as he saw his penalty saved by Hannes Halldorsson.

Sports, Jun 16 2018

Argentina lower house passes legal abortion bill in tight vote

BUENOS AIRES The lower house of Argentina's Congress on Thursday narrowly passed a bill to legalize abortion through 14 weeks of pregnancy after a tight vote on a proposal that has divided the South American nation.

World, Jun 14 2018

Argentina biggest labor group calls strike, raising pressure on Macri

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's leading labor federation announced plans on Tuesday to stage a one-day general strike on June 25 to protest against government economic policies, raising pressure on President Mauricio Macri as he moves to speed up spending cuts to balance the budget.

World, Jun 12 2018

IMF says Argentina fiscal goals are flexible, stocks cheer deal

BUENOS AIRES Argentina could revise the fiscal targets set as part of a $50 billion financing arrangement with the International Monetary Fund to increase spending on social programs, an IMF director said on Friday.

Jun 08 2018

Israel demands FIFA investigate "threats" that caused Argentina to cancel match

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH Israel demanded soccer's governing body investigate what it said were threats against Argentina players that forced them to cancel a match in Jerusalem, including Palestinian calls to burn replica shirts of Lionel Messi if he played.

World, Israel, Jun 06 2018

Soccer: Fans should burn Messi shirts if he plays in Jerusalem - Palestinian

RAMALLAH, West Bank The Palestine Football Association chief urged fans on Sunday to burn pictures of Argentina striker Lionel Messi and replicas of his shirt if he plays against Israel in Jerusalem next weekend.

Sports, World, Israel Jun 03 2018

Volkswagen lowers 2018 car sales outlook in Argentina: executive

BUENOS AIRES Volkswagen expects its car sales in Argentina to grow 5 percent in 2018, down from a previous estimate of 20 percent, regional Chief Executive Pablo Di Si said on Friday, citing the country's high interest rates.

Jun 01 2018

Argentina weighs five airlines' plans for new Falklands flights: minister

BUENOS AIRES Argentina and Britain are analyzing five South American airlines' proposals for new flights between the Falkland Islands and Argentina, Argentina's Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said on Tuesday.

World, May 22 2018

Heavy rains complicate harvest of Argentina's drought-hit soy

BUENOS AIRES Soy harvesting machines are getting stuck in the mud as they try to move over water-logged fields in Argentina, threatening the country's main cash crop as the government tries to stabilize its volatile peso currency and meet its new deficit target.

Environment, May 08 2018
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Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

ISTANBUL Turks vote for a new president and parliament on Sunday in elections that pose the biggest challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.