Argentina

Argentina's Peronist opposition party splits; boost for Macri

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BUENOS AIRES Argentina's main opposition party suffered a split on Wednesday after a dozen of its lawmakers quit, party leaders said, handing a boost to newly-elected President Mauricio Macri's hopes of pushing his legislative agenda through Congress.

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Messi will not play at Rio Olympics, says Argentina coach 01 Feb 2016

BUENOS AIRES Lionel Messi will not chase a second Olympic football gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August, Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said on Monday.

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Argentine government identifies Boca players for inciting violence 29 Jan 2016

Argentina’s government has identified Boca Juniors striker Dani Osvaldo and his team mate Daniel Diaz for inciting violence at a football match.

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Rainy Manchester ideal for Messi, jokes Aguero 22 Jan 2016

LONDON It rains hard and often and is a far cry from the beaches of Barcelona, yet Argentina striker Sergio Aguero believes world player of the year Lionel Messi would find Manchester to his liking.

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Real Madrid eye teenage Boca midfielder - reports 20 Jan 2016

BUENOS AIRES Real Madrid look set to beat a FIFA transfer ban starting on Jan. 31 and sign talented Uruguayan teenager Rodrigo Bentancur from Argentina’s Boca Juniors, local media reported on Wednesday.

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Argentina, citing emergency, authorises force against drug flights 20 Jan 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina decreed measures on Tuesday designed to help fight drug trafficking, vowing to crack down on smugglers using the country as a transshipment point for Bolivian and Peruvian cocaine destined for the lucrative markets of Europe.

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Gomez beats Snedeker in playoff to win Sony Open 18 Jan 2016

Argentina's Fabian Gomez clinched his second PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff victory over Brandt Snedeker at the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday after producing a clutch birdie-birdie finish in regulation.

Factbox - FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi 11 Jan 2016

ZURICH Factbox on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who won the FIFA Ballon d'Or on Monday, the fifth time the 28-year-old has been voted the world's best player.

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In humiliation, Argentina says manhunt still on for fugitives 10 Jan 2016

BUENOS AIRES President Mauricio Macri was humiliated on Saturday after Argentina's federal police chief admitted a manhunt was still on for two of the South American country's most notorious criminals, hours after the government celebrated their capture.

Osvaldo returns to Boca to link up with Tevez again 07 Jan 2016

BUENOS AIRES Italy striker Dani Osvaldo has returned to Argentina looking for a second shot at helping his favourite club Boca Juniors win a record-equalling seventh Copa Libertadores this year.

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Russia casts doubt on Syria ceasefire deal as army gains ground

MUNICH/BEIRUT Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province. | Video