Argentina

Argentine election frontrunners nearly neck and neck - poll

BUENOS AIRES - The two frontrunners to win Argentina's presidential election in October have roughly equal levels of support, a poll published Sunday showed, with the pro-business opposition challenger gaining on the likely candidate for the governing Peronists.

Fan-related violence in Argentina this year 15 May 2015

- An average of five people died each year in fan-related violence in Argentina between 2000 and 2009, according to reform group Salvemos al Futbol, cited in a recent Insight Crime report.

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Argentine lab peddles prized export: thoroughbred polo horse embryos 14 May 2015

CARDALES, Argentina - Argentina is famous for its Malbec red wine and beef, but it boasts two lesser-known but equally prized exports: the sperm and frozen embryos of thoroughbred polo horses. | Video

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Maradona says time has come for 'anarchy' at FIFA to end 04 May 2015

DEAD SEA, Jordan - Argentina's World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona launched a blistering attack on FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday saying that world soccer's governing body had descended into anarchy with the 79-year-old Swiss in charge.

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Chile volcano ash cloud reaches Brazil; some flights cancelled 25 Apr 2015

SANTIAGO - Ash from the Chilean volcano Calbuco, which erupted without warning this week, reached as far as southern Brazil on Saturday and prompted some airlines to cancel flights to the capitals of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. | Video

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Flights cancelled as ash cloud pours from Chile volcano 24 Apr 2015

SANTIAGO - An ash cloud from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby cities in both countries and blanketing residents in ash. | Video

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Flights cancelled as ash cloud pours from Chile volcano 23 Apr 2015

SANTIAGO - An ash cloud from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby cities in both countries and blanketing residents in ash.

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Coach Hourcade sets Pumas on good World Cup tack 21 Apr 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina begin their World Cup countdown with a test match at home to the United States in Salta on Saturday knowing the Pumas will get their best ever preparation for rugby’s showcase tournament.

Argentina losing hooliganism battle - Velez chief 20 Apr 2015

BUENOS AIRES - A culture of football hooliganism has become entrenched in Argentina and there is no political will to eradicate it as there was in England, the president of one of Argentina’s top clubs told Reuters.

Argentina launches lawsuit against Falklands oil drillers 17 Apr 2015

LONDON - Argentina announced on Friday it had started legal proceedings in one of its own courts against five companies, including three British, who are drilling for oil and gas off the Falkland Islands, a move Britain denounced as bullying.

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Exclusive - Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine: witness

KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia - Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.