Argentina


Argentine ruling party presidential candidate leads rival - poll

2015-07-01 14:59

The candidate from the party of Argentina's outgoing President Cristina Fernandez has a lead over his more business-friendly rival with four months to go before the October election, according to a poll.

2 more wanted in FIFA probe turn themselves in

2015-06-18 18:00

Two Argentine businessmen wanted in the FIFA bribery scandal have turned themselves in to the authorities in Buenos Aires.

4 held in Argentina smuggling more than ton of meteorites

2015-05-31 08:00

Police nabbed four alleged smugglers in Argentina trying to steal more than a ton of protected meteorites, authorities say.

Meeke dedicates first WRC win to mentor McRae

2015-04-27 13:23

Britain's Kris Meeke has paid tribute to his late mentor and former rally driver Colin McRae after taking the first win of his World Rally championship career in Argentina.

Argentine court orders arrest of Justin Bieber over assault claim

2015-04-10 17:57

An Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of pop star Justin Bieber if he sets foot in the country, after the singer failed to face questions about an alleged assault at a Buenos Aires nightclub in 2013.

Archaeologists explore possible Nazi hideout

2015-03-22 22:08

Archaeologists in Argentina believe a collection of ruins found deep in a remote jungle region may be the remains of a secret hideout built by German Nazis to flee to after World War II.

French reality TV show heads home after tragic week

2015-03-14 11:36

French sports stars and crew from the ill-fated reality TV series ‘Dropped’ have left Argentina for home, as experts investigate this week's helicopter crash that killed 10 people, including three top French olympians.

Pilots involved in reality TV helicopter crash were experienced

2015-03-11 14:13

The pilots in the Argentina helicopter crash that killed ten people were well trained, authorities have said.

Argentine flooding - 12 die, thousands evacuated

2015-03-06 22:09

Argentine officials say that flooding from heavy rains has left 12 people dead.

Arson to blame for Argentine forest fires

2015-03-03 14:23

Fires that have ravaged some 20 000ha of forest in Argentina's remote Patagonia region were deliberately set, according to Argentine officials.

 

Argentine leader stepping away from govt role after term

2015-06-22 13:40

President Cristina Fernandez of Argentina won't seek another office when her second term ends on December 10, defying recent speculation she might run for congress.

Argentina sees sabotage in train accident

2015-06-09 05:24

Argentina's government has alleged that a train accident that injured 40 people was an act of political sabotage targeting the transport minister.

Argentine judge to decide Sandra the orangutan's fate

2015-05-14 09:53

An Argentine judge is hearing expert testimony to decide what to do with an orangutan named Sandra, after another court ruled she was entitled to certain human rights, including the right to be free.

MotoGP: The Doctor doles out da medicine

2015-04-19 23:11

It was an Italian 1-2-3 heading for the podium when the dust settled after the 2015 Argentine MotoGP on Sunday spread over Yamaha, Honda and Ducati.

Transport strike brings Argentina to a standstill

2015-04-01 09:15

A transport strike to demand an increase in the income tax floor has brought major portions of Argentina to a standstill.

Ten dead in Uruguay plane crash

2015-03-20 19:02

An Argentine Beechcraft King Air has crashed and burned leaving 10 dead.

Reality TV show contestant talks about crash horror

2015-03-12 16:30

A former French Olympic skater who was participating in a reality show in Argentina has said that the crew was filming when their two helicopters collided and crashed.

French sports stars killed as 2 helicopters collide

2015-03-10 07:04

Two helicopters carrying passengers filming a popular European reality show have crashed in a remote area of northwest Argentina, killing eight French citizens and two Argentines.

1 000s evacuated in Argentina flooding

2015-03-05 07:43

More heavy rain has triggered thousands of evacuations and flooding across five Argentine provinces, with at least one person dead and another missing.

Vatican apologises to Mexico for Pope's drug remarks

2015-02-25 20:38

Pope Francis’ casual speaking style has gotten him into diplomatic trouble following his remarks about the risk of Argentina suffering a criminal 'Mexicanisation' due to the spread of drug gangs there.

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