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Messi, Sanchez and Alves headline final Copa rosters

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Five-times world player of the year Lionel Messi of Argentina, Chile's Alexis Sanchez and Brazilian Dani Alves were among the big names in the final rosters announced on Monday for next month's Copa America Centenario.

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Tevez misses cut in Argentina's Copa America squad 20 May 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina have left Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez out of their squad for the Copa America Centenario to be held in the United States next month.

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Argentina president vetoes bill to stop layoffs 20 May 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's President Mauricio Macri on Friday made good on his threat to veto a bill intended to prevent private and public sector layoffs, saying that the law would hurt job growth and likely sparking the ire of the country's powerful unions.

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Argentine lawmakers pass bill to stop layoffs; Macri veto awaits 19 May 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's opposition-controlled lower chamber of Congress on Thursday passed a bill to prevent layoffs in the public and private sectors, challenging the centre government's efforts to cut a gaping fiscal deficit and spur investment in the battered economy.

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Post-'Lucha', Argentina's Leonas target elusive gold medal 18 May 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina have the ability to win an elusive Olympic gold medal in women's hockey at the Rio Games despite losing talismanic, eight-times world player of the year Luciana Aymar, coach Gabriel Minadeo said.

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Argentina international Senatore gets second ban for biting 16 May 2016

CAPE TOWN, Argentina international loose-forward Leonardo Senatore has been suspended for 10 weeks after being found guilty of biting an opponent in a Super Rugby match on Saturday.

Argentina agrees $217 million arbitration deal with energy companies 14 May 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has agreed to pay $217 million to two energy companies in long-standing arbitration cases stemming from its 2001/02 economic crisis, part of the center-right government's efforts to lure back foreign investors.

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Brevan Howard winds down Argentina fund after returning net 18 percent 12 May 2016

LONDON Brevan Howard Asset Management, one of Europe's largest hedge funds, said it is winding down a fund that bet on Argentine assets after the country agreed a deal with creditors.

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Argentina opposition lawmakers ready jobs bill 11 May 2016

BUENOS AIRES Opposition lawmakers in Argentina could start debating as soon as Thursday a bill that would put a moratorium on job cuts for 180 days and guarantee generous redundancy payments for workers that are laid off, likely setting up a confrontation with President Mauricio Macri.

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Argentina duo playing for rugby places - coach 11 May 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina backs Santiago Cordero and Matias Moroni, who thrilled fans at the 2015 World Cup in Britain, will be back at Twickenham this month looking to cement places in the rugby sevens team for the Rio Olympics.

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Too soon to say explosion downed plane, Egypt forensics chief says

CAIRO/PARIS The head of Egypt's forensics authority dismissed as premature a suggestion on Tuesday that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there had been an explosion on board.