BUENOS AIRES - Argentina called in the United States' top diplomat in the country on Tuesday to express its "deep indignation" over a local newspaper interview in which he made reference the South American country's latest debt default.
WELLINGTON - Uncapped hooker Nathan Harris is almost certain to make his test debut during New Zealand's final two Rugby Championship matches in Argentina and South Africa after being named in Steve Hansen's squad on Tuesday.
MELBOURNE - Australia backrower Wycliff Palu has been ruled out of the Wallabies' final Rugby Championship matches against South Africa and Argentina as he continues his recovery from a head knock.
BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's Congress on Thursday passed a new bill designed to enable the government to resume debt payments to bondholders in defiance of a U.S. court ruling which tipped the country back into default.
BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's government is ramping up state intervention in the economy to try to prevent a new debt default from triggering a balance of payments crisis but its policies are also battering business confidence and may deepen a recession.
MELBOURNE - Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has switched his wingers and replaced suspended lock Tomas Lavanini with Matias Alemanno for the Rugby Championship match against Australia on the Gold Coast on Saturday.
BUENOS AIRES - 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 U.S. court ruling that toppled it into default, the country's economy minister said on Tuesday.
BUENOS AIRES - A majority of Argentina's debt investors do not want to take up a government proposal to change the jurisdiction governing their bonds, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof told members of the country's Congress on Tuesday.
SYDNEY - Australia welcomed hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau back from injury for Saturday's Rugby Championship test against Argentina but there was a snub for Scott Higginbotham when Ben McCalman was named as starting number eight on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES - Undefeated welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he expects Argentina's Marcos Maidana to be "once again extremely dirty and wild" in their heavily anticipated re-match in Las Vegas on Saturday.
WASHINGTON - The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a combat mission.