Argentina

Argentina launches lawsuit against Falklands oil drillers

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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Argentina plans lawsuits against UK oil firms near Falklands 09 Apr 2015

LONDON/BUENOS AIRES - Argentina said it would begin legal action on Thursday against British energy firms operating near the Falkland Islands, in a growing war of words over the disputed South Atlantic territory.

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Argentina sues Citibank over deal with holdout creditors 09 Apr 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina is suing Citibank Argentina in local courts for striking an illegal deal with a group of U.S. creditors fighting the government over unpaid debt, its economy minister said on Wednesday.

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U.S. court rejects Argentina's contempt appeal in debt fight 08 Apr 2015

NEW YORK - A U.S. court on Tuesday dismissed as premature Argentina's appeal of a federal judge's order finding the country in contempt for taking steps to evade his orders in a long-running dispute with hedge funds suing over defaulted debt.

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Regulators enter Citibank Argentina building as debt fight heats up 07 Apr 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine central bank regulators entered Citibank Argentina's headquarters on Monday, as the battle intensified between the government and a group of U.S. hedge funds that refuse to accept discounted payment terms on the country's defaulted debt.

S&P sees no Argentina default 'cure' until after October elections 02 Apr 2015

LONDON - Argentina is unlikely to resolve a legal dispute over paying restructured debt until after its presidential election which is due in October, ratings agency Standard & Poor's said on Thursday.

Argentine workers strike over taxes; transport paralysed 31 Mar 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's public transport networks ground to a halt on Tuesday, while port workers at the grains export hub of Rosario downed tools and banks shut their doors as a one-day strike to back demands for changes to income-tax rates gripped the country.

Argentina to make debt coupon payment as normal - Economy Ministry 31 Mar 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina will make an interest payment on its restructured debt on Tuesday as planned, an economy ministry spokeswoman said, although payment will almost certainly not reach most bondholders.

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Argentina court throws out appeal of decision clearing Fernandez 26 Mar 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Last month's court decision that cleared Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez of charges that she tried to derail the investigation into a deadly 1994 bombing was upheld by an appeals court on Thursday.

British government using Falklands for election gains: Argentina 25 Mar 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Britain's remark that Argentina remains a threat to the disputed Falkland Islands is baseless and aimed at stirring nationalist sentiment ahead of a May general election in that country, a senior Argentine government official said on Wednesday.

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Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital

ERBIL - A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, in a relatively rare attack in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. | Video