Argentina in race to avoid default

2014-07-30 08:33

Argentina faces a race against time to avert its second default in 12 years and must cut a deal with investors suing it, or win time from a US court.

Argentine government refuses to capitulate

2014-07-23 10:30

The battle against "holdout" investors suing the country is increasing the odds that the Argentine government will default for a second time in 12 years.

Argentina asks US judge to put debt on hold

2014-07-22 09:17

Argentina has asked a US judge to put an order requiring it to pay bondholders who did not participate in debt restructurings on hold.

Pope demands justice for Argentina terror attack

2014-07-18 12:49

Pope Francis is demanding justice for the victims of Argentina's worst terrorist attack, using an amateur Smartphone video message, recorded on the fly by a visiting friend.

Nuclear group divided over bonding with India

2014-07-03 09:37

An influential global body that controls atomic exports is divided over establishing closer ties with India.

New UN resolution calls for Falklands dialogue

2014-06-27 14:15

A UN committee approved a new resolution calling on Britain and Argentina to negotiate a solution to their dispute over the Falkland Islands.

Argentina won't submit to 'extortion' on debt

2014-06-17 10:50

Argentina’s president is refusing to go along with a US judge’s ruling requiring a $1.5bn repayment of default bonds.

Argentina: 100s of child sex abuse victims rescued

2014-06-02 08:10

The sexual abuse of nearly 300 girls and boys in just one year in a single Argentine province led authorities to separate them from their parents, authorities said Sunday.

Court declares Jewish bombing probe unconstitutional

2014-05-16 09:43

An Argentine court has declared unconstitutional an agreement with Iran to probe the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre, with a final decision left to the Supreme Court.

Scientists crown heavyweight champion of dinosaurs

2014-05-07 07:33

Scientists have unveiled body weight estimates for an astounding 426 different dinosaur species using a formula based on the thickness of their leg bones.

Argentina eyes return to F1 calendar

2014-04-29 10:31

Argentina has not given up hope of returning to the Formula 1 calender.

Websites probed for Borges downloads

2014-04-23 07:29

An Argentine prosecutor is pursuing a criminal investigation against the owners of the social network Taringa! and another website for downloads that he says violate the intellectual property of the late writer Jorge Luis Borges.

Strike impacts Argentina's grain export hub

2014-04-11 12:10

A 24-hour strike in Argentina by labour groups protesting high inflation and other conditions brought the Rosario grain export hub to a near standstill.

Hunt for horseman in brazen Argentina robbery

2014-04-05 22:50

Argentine police are hunting for a man who whipped two passersby while riding a horse in the middle of a busy city street and attempted to rob them, before galloping off.

Shell hikes gas prices in Argentina

2014-02-03 20:15

Shell has raised fuel prices in Argentina by 12%, drawing fire from the government of President Cristina Kirchner as it struggles with inflationary pressures.

A day with the 'Dakar Machine'

2014-01-13 13:55

While the primary focus of the Dakar Rally is on the competitors there is also a huge 'Dakar machine' that operates behind the scenes. Take a closer look with Ford...

SA crew up to 3rd overall in Dakar

2014-01-13 07:35

A fighting sixth under disadvantageous conditions on Sunday’s Dakar Stage 7 saw South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers (Toyota Imperial Hilux) move into third overall after starting fourth.

Tough working week for Dakar

2014-01-11 18:57

South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota Imperial Hilux) completed the first week of the Dakar Rally in fourth place overall after finishing fourth on special stage six between Tucuman and Salta in Argentina.

3 tourists killed by lightning in Argentina

2014-01-10 14:06

Three tourists have been killed by lightning and 22 others injured after a storm battered a seaside town in Argentina, officials say.

Journos dead in 100m Dakar plunge

2014-01-10 08:11

Two members of an Argentine news team covering the 2014 Dakar Rally died when their car fell 100m into a ravine.

Race2Recovery Landys out of Dakar

2014-01-08 10:30

Race2Recovery, severely injured British soldiers who made history as the first disabled rally team to race the Dakar (2013), has had to retire its race cars from the 2014 event.

Giniel storms back on Dakar Day 2

2014-01-07 11:04

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers took his SA-built Toyota Hilux back into serious Dakar contention on Monday, storming back from 27th on Sunday to finish third on Day 2. VIDEO

SA Ford team cheered by a million

2014-01-06 07:23

Team Ford Racing’s Dakar Rally adventure is under way after an estimated million people packed the Argentine city of Rosario for the start.

Sousa takes 2014 Dakar opener

2014-01-06 04:31

Portugal's Carlos Sousa, driving a Haval, claimed the opening stage of the 36th Dakar Rally on Sunday as the race heads for environmental protests.


Argentina needs protection against challenges

2014-07-25 11:03

Argentina says that it needs financial protection against challenges it could face from holders of its restructured debt if it is to negotiate.

China to loan Argentina $7.5bn

2014-07-18 15:41

Argentina will sign deals to borrow $7.5bn from China for power rail projects, at a time when the Latin American country cannot tap global capital markets.

Argentina: Dino hunters embark on next phase

2014-07-07 14:55

A few months ago, Argentine scientists found the remains of a giant dinosaur. Now they look forward to digging up hundreds more fossils, but what they really want is the big one's head.

Argentine debt could impact soybean supply

2014-06-27 19:26

Argentine farmers say they will stockpile soybeans if the government is unable to cut a deal with debt investors to stave off a new sovereign default.

Argentina threatens to default on debt

2014-06-19 10:03

Buenos Aires remains locked in a legal fight with creditors who refused to participate in restructurings after Argentina defaulted on $100bn in bonds in 2002.

Argentina's economy minister 'changes colour'

2014-06-13 13:01

Many in the business community feared Argentina's new economy minister Axel might plunge Latin America's number three economy deeper into isolation.

Fossils of largest dinosaur found in Argentina

2014-05-18 18:51

Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what was likely the largest dinosaur ever to roam the earth.

VW dominates in Argentina - Latvala wins

2014-05-12 07:54

Volkswagen has dominated once again - this time in the 2014 WRC Rally of Argentina. Championship leader Sebastien Ogier had to give way to team mate Jari-Matti Latvala.

Spain refuses to extradite 'torturer'

2014-04-30 22:24

Spain's top criminal court has refused to extradite a 67-year-old former police officer known as "Billy the Kid" to be tried in Argentina for alleged torture during the Franco era.

Argentina eyes return to F1 calendar

2014-04-29 08:42

Argentina has not given up hope of returning to the Formula 1 calender. It has a revamped circuit with which the nation hopes to return to the sport after 16 years.

Teen rescued after 9 years of grim abuse

2014-04-17 10:46

A 15-year-old girl has been rescued in Argentina after being nearly starved and beaten in a garage by an adoptive family for nine years.

Crime breeds mob 'justice' in Argentina

2014-04-09 13:25

Argentina has been shaken by a recent wave of incidents of mob "justice," underscoring public frustration with rising crime and ineffectual police work.

Citizens police pricing with smartphone app

2014-02-07 08:37

A free smartphone application has encouraged more than 70 000 Argentines to become citizen-cops as they shop.

Argentina puts more curbs on internet shopping

2014-01-22 12:00

Argentina's government is restricting online purchases in its latest effort to curb capital flight.

SA man smashes Dakar in fastest truck

2014-01-20 12:38

Giniel de Villiers was not the only South African to make waves at the 2014 Dakar, truck driver Albert Geel was co-driver in the fastest truck running in the grueling rally.

SA crew up to 3rd overall in Dakar

2014-01-13 08:07

South Africa' Giniel de Villiers move into third overall following Stage 7 of the 2014 Dakar Rally.

Dakar; Sainz wins 7, Roma keeps lead

2014-01-13 06:45

Carlos Sainz of Spain won Stage 7 of the 2014 Dakar Rally on Sunday but countryman Nani Roma maintained a large lead in the overall standings for cars.

Argentina man kept dead ‘mummy’ in kitchen

2014-01-10 22:25

Police investigating a property in a suburb of Buenos Aires have found a dead man and the partially mummified corpse of his mother, news reports say.

SA's Giniel 4th in 'cruel Dakar'

2014-01-10 11:12

Toyota SA's Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz stayed in contention for a top three finish in the 2014 Dakar Rally by taking second place in Stage 5 moving into fourth overall.

Sainz takes Dakar Day 4 and race lead

2014-01-09 05:15

Former winner Carlos Sainz claimed Stage 4 of the 2014 Dakar Rally and the overall lead on Wednesday with defending champion Stephane Peterhansel second.

Dakar Day 3: Clean sweep for Minis

2014-01-07 23:24

Day 3 of the 2014 Dakar Rally was a clean sweep for Mini as Spaniard Nani Roma took the lead away from a puncture-plagued overnight leader Stephane Peterhansel.

Giniel storms back on Dakar Day 2

2014-01-07 04:49

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers took his SA-built Toyota Hilux back into serious Dakar contention on Monday, storming back from 27th on Sunday to finish third on Day 2. VIDEO

SA's Poulter shines on Dakar Day 1

2014-01-06 06:43

South African Leeroy Poulter and his SA-built Toyota Hilux had a good start to the 2014 Dakar Rally when he and Rob Howie finished ninth on Sunday. Giniel de Villilers wasn't so lucky.

Peterhansel ready to rule Dakar - again

2014-01-05 00:52

Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel is the big favourite to reclaim his Dakar Rally title when the gruellling 13-stage race starts here on Sunday.

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