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Argentina details measures to slash government red tape


BUENOS AIRES Argentina's government announced a series of measures on Wednesday to reduce bureaucratic tasks that business-friendly President Mauricio Macri thinks are holding back much-needed investment.

Argentine soy planting pushed by drought into mid-January

BUENOS AIRES The drought afflicting Argentina's soy belt is expected to worsen this week, pushing farmers to risk planting later than usual and raising the risk of frosts later in the season, a meteorologist and farmer said on Monday.

Environment, Jan 08 2018

Argentine port blast kills one, injures others: China's COFCO

BUENOS AIRES An explosion at a grains terminal in Argentina owned by China's COFCO International on Wednesday killed one employee, injured others and affected shipping activities from one of the world's top food suppliers, the conglomerate said.

World, China Dec 27 2017

Ex-Interpol chief says ready to testify for Argentina's Fernandez

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's previous government never asked Interpol to drop arrest warrants against a group of Iranians accused of bombing a Jewish center, the ex-head of the police agency said on Wednesday, as the government proceeded with treason charges against the former president.

World, Dec 20 2017

Argentina Congress passes pension reform after protests, clashes

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Congress passed a reform to the pension system on Tuesday, after days of demonstrations by the bill's opponents and violent clashes between protesters and police. | Video

World, Dec 19 2017

Tuesday Morning Briefing

The United States blames North Korea for the “WannaCry” cyber attack earlier this year, Congress is set to vote on the largest tax overhaul in decades and authorities in Myanmar remain silent about the whereabouts of two detained Reuters journalists.

Myanmar, Cuba, China, Russia, France, Syria Dec 19 2017

Argentina set to pass pension reform despite melee outside Congress

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Congress was on track to pass a pension reform measure on Monday, even as stone-throwing protesters rushed police outside the capitol building and the country's main union called a 24-hour general strike in opposition to the proposal. | Video

World, Dec 19 2017

Argentine Congress to make fresh attempt at pension debate on Monday

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's lower house of Congress will try on Monday to debate the government's pension bill, lawmakers said on Friday, after the first attempt at discussing it this week ended with violent protests that forced the legislature to suspend session.

World, Dec 15 2017

Argentina Congress suspends pension reform vote due to protests

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's lower house on Thursday suspended a vote on President Mauricio Macri's pension reform plan, after the debate became a shouting match and protesters and police clashed violently outside Congress. | Video

World, Dec 14 2017

Argentina blocks two activists from entry on eve of WTO meeting

BUENOS AIRES Argentina blocked two European activists from entering the country on the eve of the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires, the two told a local radio program on Saturday.

World, Dec 09 2017

Turkey expects swift campaign against U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria

HASSA, Turkey Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG fighters in an air and ground offensive on the Afrin region beyond its border. | Video