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SA link in Duster team for '15 Dakar

2014-12-22 09:42

The Renault Duster Team has set its sights on a top-10 finish in the 2015 Dakar Rally, Given the image, they're top flyers on a frame built in SA.

Millions without mobile phone service in Argentina

2014-12-17 16:00

Millions of mobile phone users in Buenos Aires found themselves without service on Tuesday, because of an unexplained outage to wireless provider Claro.

Mini All4 racing back for the 2015 Dakar

2014-12-04 09:16

Dakar Rally defending champions Nani Roma and Michel Périn will take on the world's most gruelling off-road race again in January in their Mini All4 Racing car.

Dakar 2015: Le Havre rite of passage

2014-11-26 10:59

645 vehicles, cleared at the French port of Le Havre, are heading for Argentina and the 2015 Dakar Rally. In many ways the port has become a rite of passage for competitors.

Dakar 2015: Lessons by world-class prof

2014-11-18 13:08

Rookie South American off-road crews have been taking lessons for the Dakar from a world-class professor. Boring? Not when David Castera and Joan Barreda are at the wheel.

More than 60 injured in chemical blast

2014-11-07 19:10

An explosion at a chemical plant in Argentina has left more than 60 people injured and caused extensive damage to nearby buildings.

Argentine president in hospital with fever

2014-11-03 11:05

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has checked into a Buenos Aires hospital for treatment of an 'infectious fever', health officials say.

Maradona withdraws theft complaint after leak

2014-10-29 22:47

Former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona has withdrawn a theft complaint against his ex-girlfriend, after a video surfaced that allegedly showed him hitting her.

Lawyers in Argentine debt dispute to meet

2014-10-12 20:30

A court-appointed mediator says he will hold a meeting between lawyers for Argentina and creditors suing the country in a dispute over defaulted debt.

Top Gear in Falklands 'insult' faux pas

2014-10-03 08:40

Top Gear's left an Argentine province because the local authority denied permission to film. Why? The number plate on one of the cars was deemed to allude to the Falklands War...

Argentina defies US court order

2014-10-01 10:00

Argentina has deposited a $161m bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee, defying a US judge who held it in contempt a day earlier.

US judge holds Argentina in contempt

2014-09-30 09:45

In a rare move, a US judge has held Argentina in contempt, saying the country is taking "illegal" steps to evade his orders in a longstanding dispute.

UN rights body condemns 'vulture funds'

2014-09-26 18:00

The UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution condemning funds like the ones pursuing Buenos Aires for payment on the Argentine bonds they hold.

Argentina passes new debt bill

2014-09-12 09:55

Argentina's Congress has passed a new bill designed to enable the government to resume debt payments to bondholders in defiance of a US court ruling.

UN vote vindicates debt fight - Argentina

2014-09-11 14:00

The government says its refusal to repay a group of US hedge funds, standing to profit from the country's debt, has been vindicated by UN support for bond reforms.

Debt bill gets the nod from Argentina senate

2014-09-05 12:18

Argentina's senate has passed a bill aimed at circumventing US court decisions regarding its defaulted debt by changing payment jurisdiction.

China builds Argentina's fourth nuclear plant

2014-09-04 12:17

China will take part in the construction of Argentina's fourth nuclear power plant, Buenos Aires has announced.

Argentina to deal with all holdout investors

2014-08-28 11:00

Argentina's government has ruled out further debt talks with a small group of US hedge funds, the country needs to strike a deal with all bondholders.

Car crash kills family of Pope Francis

2014-08-19 16:40

A road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew.

Banks struggle to cut Argentina debt deal

2014-08-13 09:15

International banks are struggling to reach a deal to buy a chunk of Argentine sovereign debt held by New York hedge funds suing the country, say sources.

Activist to meet kidnapped grandson after 36 years

2014-08-06 23:02

A leading human rights activist in Argentina will finally meet the grandson torn from her family 36 years ago when he was kidnapped by agents of the country's dictatorship.

Argentina holds no positive expectations

2014-08-01 15:15

Argentina's Cabinet says the government holds no positive expectations for a court hearing in New York that will discuss the country's debt default.

Argentine markets fall post-default

2014-08-01 09:07

Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency have dropped after Latin America's No 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years.

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.

 

Captive orangutan has human right to freedom

2014-12-22 08:01

An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognised the ape as a 'non-human person' unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media report.

Argentine ex-soldiers end historic pact of silence

2014-12-11 08:00

Four men accused of crimes against humanity during Argentina's dictatorship have decided to break a pact of silence among ex-members of the military who are on trial and collaborate with authorities.

Argentina president, back after sick leave

2014-11-26 11:04

Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez has returned to the public stage in fighting form after a three-week break due to an infection.

2015 Dakar Rally: Most gruelling 4x4 race

2014-11-26 10:34

The 2015 Dakar Rally will see 414 vehicles take on 9000km of severe terrain through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia starting January 4. Four new stories - ride with us..

Argentina accuses UK of 'new provocation' over Falklands

2014-11-14 08:47

Argentina has accused the UK of carrying out military exercises near the Falkland Islands, saying it amounted to a 'new provocation' in the long-running dispute over the archipelago.

Argentina sees positive debt deal in 2015

2014-11-04 14:17

Chances of a deal to end Argentina's feud with holdout bond investors will improve in January when current restructuring rules expire, says the economy minister.

Argentina steps up to attract oil investment

2014-10-31 13:01

Argentina has a new energy investment framework aimed at attracting foreign oil companies to the country's vast shale deposits.

Falklands still whingeing about Clarkson

2014-10-22 09:22

Argentina's ambassador to Britain is now demanding an apology from the BBC for 'Top Gear's' ill-fated trip to the South American country. The show's 'offensive remarks'? The licence plate H982 FKL...

Another sentence for Argentine ex-dictator

2014-10-08 14:29

The last military president in Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship has received another prison sentence, this time for the kidnapping and torture of 32 factory workers.

Argentina bank chief quits, raising unease

2014-10-02 10:45

Argentina's central bank chief has resigned after a long tussle with the economy minister and has been replaced with a regulator.

Argentina's leader: US could topple my govt, kill me

2014-10-01 09:11

Argentina's president Cristina Kirchner has charged in an emotional address that domestic and US interests are pushing to topple her government, and could even kill her.

Kiwis worried about Retallick

2014-09-28 14:15

A head injury to lock Brodie Retallick is the main concern for New Zealand coach Steve Hansen after their victory over Argentina.

Argentina, Citigroup face tough questioning

2014-09-19 11:30

A US appeals court has signaled its displeasure with Argentina as Citigroup warned it faces "serious and imminent hazard" if it follows a judge's order.

Argentina passes debt restructuring law

2014-09-11 16:00

Argentina's Congress has given approval to a law that would restructure its debt to skirt a US court ruling that forced it into its second default in 12 years.

Argentina creditors do not want in on bond swap

2014-09-10 12:45

A majority of Argentina's creditors are opposed to their bonds being moved to a new jurisdiction under a government proposal that would sidestep a US court ruling.

Dreadnoughtus makes T rex look puny

2014-09-04 19:32

The word big does not do justice to a massive, long-necked dinosaur that shook the Earth in Argentina about 77 million years ago.

Malaysia's Petronas signs Argentine shale deal

2014-08-29 11:15

The Malaysian and Argentine state energy firms Petronas and YPF have signed a deal to invest $550m to develop shale oil in Argentina.

How to greet people when travelling abroad

2014-08-20 15:54

Travelling to a different country soon, but not quite sure how to say ‘howzit’ to potential new foreign friends? Here’s your guide.

Argentina slams US judge

2014-08-14 09:30

Prospects for a private sector solution to Argentina's sovereign debt dispute has deteriorated, while the government dashed hopes it might agree to restart talks.

Argentina calls for US intervention

2014-08-12 09:04

Argentina has asked the US to intervene in a court case over its defaulted debt after a district judge threatened the country with contempt for 'false statements'.

Argentina economy will likely contract - UN

2014-08-05 10:00

Argentina's economy could contract due to fallout from a new sovereign debt crisis, says the United Nation's body for Latin American and the Caribbean.

Business unusual for Argentines in default

2014-08-01 10:30

Argentina may have defaulted on its debt for the second time in 12 years, but the packed cafes in Buenos Aires show little sign of distress.

Argentina defaults as talks break down

2014-07-31 11:11

An imminent default will hurt an economy already in recession, fuelling risks to consumer prices in a country with one of the world's highest inflation rates.

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.

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