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.

1 000s rally in Buenos Aires over prosecutors death

2015-02-19 12:10

Tens of thousands of people demanding justice have marched in symbolic silence in Buenos Aires to mark a month since the suspicious death of a prosecutor who was ready to accuse the Argentine president.

Argentine leader causes furore after 'mocking' Chinese accent

2015-02-05 14:40

Embattled Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, while on a state visit to China seeking badly needed investment, has caused a furore by joking about her hosts' accents on Twitter.

Argentina special prosecutor fatally shot at home

2015-01-19 22:46

A special prosecutor who had accused Argentine President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranian suspects in the country's worst terrorist attack was found dead with a gunshot wound.

Argentina cuts fuel prices to ease inflation

2014-12-24 11:04

Argentina will cut the price for crude oil produced and sold in the country to allow a 5% reduction in gasoline prices, the government says.

 

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.

Argentinian President formally charged

2015-02-14 06:15

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been formally charged with the alleged cover-up of Iran's involvement in a 1994 attack on a Jewish community centre.

Argentina leader plans to dissolve spy agency

2015-01-27 11:01

Argentina's president plans to disband the country’s intelligence agency amid suspicion that rogue agents were behind the mysterious death of state a prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre.

Blame game in Argentina over shortage of tampons

2015-01-09 09:05

A shortage of tampons in Argentina has turned demand for one of the most personal of personal hygiene products into a public debate over what is stopping the flow of products to store shelves.

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.

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