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Stories with place: Argentina
  • Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 2:35 pm

    NEW YORK - When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country - ever in his life.

  • Money laundering probe in case of Argentine prosecutor story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:20 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - An Argentine judge on Friday authorized a money laundering probe involving the prosecutor who died mysteriously while investigating the bombing of a Jewish center.

  • Judge releases Argentine businessmen held in FIFA scandal 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:30 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Two Argentine businessmen who were arrested in connection with the FIFA corruption scandal have been released from prison until an ongoing extradition proceeding to the United States is resolved.

  • Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:12 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years.

  • Finger pointing in Argentina after police break up protests story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:26 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - In a sign of increasing tension ahead of October elections, the top presidential candidates in Argentina and other government officials exchanged accusations on Tuesday after protests over alleged vote fraud in a northern province were broken up with tear gas and rubber bullets.

  • Di Maria, Pastore, Biglia, Zabaleta left off Argentina team 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:29 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore, teammates at Paris Saint-Germain, have been left off Argentina's national team for friendly matches next month in the United States against Bolivia and Mexico.

  • Argentine in wheelchair dances at World Tango Championships 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 6:06 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Gabriela Fernanda Torres strikes a unique pose as she competes with hundreds of other dancers in this year's World Tango Championships in Argentina. The 37-year-old Argentine uses a wheelchair.

  • Chinks in Barca's armor found on eve of Spanish opener 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 6:50 am

    BARCELONA, Spain - For a team that won it all in spectacular fashion last season, Barcelona begins the Spanish league plagued by doubts few could have imagined three months ago.

  • Argentina defender Otamendi joins Man City from Valencia 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 6:20 am

    MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City strengthened its defense for the team's bid to regain the Premier League title by signing Argentina center back Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia on Thursday, taking spending this summer close to 100 million pounds ($156 million).

  • Pope holds sign calling for dialogue on disputed Falklands story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 5:19 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Pope Francis raised eyebrows in his homeland of Argentina on Wednesday after being photographed in Rome holding a sign advocating for dialogue over the disputed Falkland Islands.

  • Iberian flight makes emergency landing in Argentina 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 6:37 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - An Iberian Airlines flight with 240 people on board has made an emergency landing at Argentina's largest airport because of technical problems after hitting birds.

  • Bishop in Paraguay ousted by Pope Francis dies at 69 story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 12:46 pm

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - Rogelio Livieres Plano, a former bishop in Paraguay who was revered by some for building a successful seminary but who was ousted by Pope Francis amid several controversies, has died. He was 69.

  • Argentine presidential candidate confronts floods, critics 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 4:46 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's leading presidential candidate returned from Italy on Thursday, cutting short his trip amid growing complaints about his absence during widespread flooding in the province he governs.

  • US judge: Argentine assets considered commercial in dispute 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 9:24 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A U.S. federal judge in New York sanctioned Argentina on Wednesday, ruling that he will consider Argentine government assets in the U.S. as commercial property in a long-running dispute over the South American nation's debt.

  • Argentina officials try damage control after flooding 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 5:09 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's government tried to ease public anger Wednesday over flooding that forced an estimated 11,000 people to flee their homes in Buenos Aires province.

  • Argentine president's successor candidate wins primaries story has photos
    Updated: Aug-10-15 3:01 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - President Cristina Fernandez's chosen successor easily won Argentina's open primaries, but the results Monday underscored that October's election is still up for grabs and voters remain deeply divided about who could best tackle the country's myriad economic problems.

  • Italy seizes cocaine stashed under squid from Argentina 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 7:10 am

    ROME - Italian customs police have seized 49 kilograms (108 pounds) of pure cocaine hidden in a container transporting frozen totani, a kind of squid, on a cargo ship from Argentina.

  • Argentine judge orders body of racing star Fangio exhumed 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 2:17 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The body of the late Formula 1 star Juan Manuel Fangio has been exhumed by orders of an Argentina judge for testing to determine paternity claims brought by two men who believe they are his sons.

  • Argentine president dominates campaign ahead of primaries story has photos
    Updated: Aug-08-15 8:34 am

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Cristina Fernandez isn't on Sunday's presidential primary ballot, yet the influence of Argentina's leader is all around it.

  • Former Argentine president on trial for bombing cover-up story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 5:49 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - More than 21 years after a bomb ripped through a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, ex-President Carlos Menem, a former top judge and several other officials went on trial Thursday for allegedly derailing the investigation into Argentina's worst terrorist attack.

  • Germany down to 3rd in FIFA rankings; Argentina still No. 1 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 4:23 am

    ZURICH - World Cup winner Germany dropped to No. 3 in the latest FIFA rankings, with beaten finalist Argentina still at No. 1.

  • River Plate wins Copa Libertadores for 3rd time story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 12:57 am

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's River Plate defeated Mexico's Tigres 3-0 on Wednesday to win an unlikely third Copa Libertadores title - and the club's first in nearly 20 years.

  • Argentina leader defends Cabinet chief accused in crime 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:59 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's president defended her Cabinet chief Wednesday against a media report that implicated him as the mastermind in the killing of three men allegedly connected to an ephedrine trafficking ring.

  • Red Bulls sign Gonzalo Veron as designated player 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 11:32 am

    HARRISON, New Jersey - The New York Red Bulls have acquired winger Gonzalo Veron from Club Atletico San Lorenzo in the Argentine Primera Division as a designated player.

  • Argentine authorities lure whale from Buenos Aires marina story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-04-15 3:58 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentine authorities have successfully guided a whale out of the marina of a glitzy area in Buenos Aires and hope that it will now return to sea.