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Exclusive: U.S. open to lifting sanctions off aluminum giant Rusal - Mnuchin


SAO PAULO The U.S. Treasury is open to removing Russian aluminum producer Rusal from a U.S. sanctions list, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday, adding the objective was "not to put Rusal out of business."

Drought-hit Argentine corn crop may keep shrinking, strain global supplies

BUENOS AIRES The estimate for Argentina's drought-hit corn crop may be cut further from the 32 million tonnes currently expected to be harvested this season, the Buenos Aires Grains Exchange and the country's main farmers group said on Thursday.

Environment, Jul 12 2018

Fossils of early giant dinosaur discovered in Argentina

WASHINGTON Scientists have unearthed in northwestern Argentina fossils of the earliest-known giant dinosaur, a four-legged plant-eater with a medium-length neck and long tail that was a forerunner of the largest land animals of all time.

Science, Jul 10 2018

Mbappe double leads France past Argentina in 4-3 thriller

KAZAN, Russia Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four minutes to send a youthful France charging into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday that sent Lionel Messi's team home. | Video

Sports, France Jun 30 2018

I tried everything to get best out of Messi - Sampaoli

KAZAN, Russia Despite trying everything in the book, Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said he was unable to bring out the best in talisman Lionel Messi whose last chance for World Cup glory almost certainly ended with Saturday's defeat to France.

Sports, Jun 30 2018

Callow France display raw talent and character

KAZAN, Russia France have the youngest squad in the World Cup knockout phase, but they made up for a lack of experience with raw talent and character as they came from behind to beat Argentina 4-3 in a last-16 thriller on Saturday.

Sports, France Jun 30 2018

Messi gets face-saving Kazan mural to match Ronaldo's

KAZAN, Russia Kazan artists worked through the night on Friday painting a mural of Argentina's Lionel Messi to match one of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo on a building opposite, saving the blushes of the World Cup host city.

Arts, Jun 29 2018

Argentina strikes late to advance to World Cup knockout stages

ST PETERSBURG Argentina and Lionel Messi scraped into the knockout stages of the World Cup by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday after an 86th minute strike from defender Marcos Rojo gave them a barely deserved 2-1 win over Nigeria, eliminating the African side.

Sports, Jun 26 2018

Maradona appears to need assistance at Argentina match: video

ST PETERSBURG Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need help to walk after watching his national team dramatically beat Nigeria to survive in the World Cup, according to a video clip posted on Twitter.

Sports, Twitter Jun 26 2018

Nigeria fans heartbroken after World Cup exit

LAGOS Supporters of Nigeria's soccer team described their heartbreak after watching the elimination of the national side from the World Cup on Tuesday following a late Argentina goal.

Sports, Jun 26 2018