Argentina

Injury-hit Pumas promote two locks for European tour

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina, who recently broke their Rugby Championship duck, are braced for another tough task when the Pumas embark on their European tour, a year ahead of the World Cup.

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Argentina complains to BBC over 'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson 21 Oct 2014

LONDON - Argentina's ambassador in London has made a formal complaint to the BBC, accusing Jeremy Clarkson, the host of globally popular TV motoring show "Top Gear," of provocative and insulting behaviour during the filming of an episode in Argentina.

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Record-breaker Messi defines Barca's golden era 17 Oct 2014

BARCELONA - Lionel Messi may lack a World Cup for Argentina but his 10 years with Barcelona have seen him rewrite the history books and become symbolic with the club’s golden era.

Factbox - Messi's 10 golden moments at Barcelona 17 Oct 2014

- Lionel Messi, the Argentina captain and four times World Player of the Year, is marking 10 years with Barcelona. The following lists 10 golden moments in his time with the Spanish club.

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Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs, father insists 16 Oct 2014

MADRID - Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi had nothing to do with his own tax affairs and should not be included in an investigation into an alleged fraud, his father Jorge has insisted.

Argentina's lawyers meet debt mediator, but not to negotiate 16 Oct 2014

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's lawyers met with a court-appointed debt mediator on Wednesday, but they attended only as officers of the court rather than representing the country in its years-old legal battle with holdout hedge funds.

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Hong Kong left to foot bill of Argentina trouncing 15 Oct 2014

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Football Association were left red-faced and out of pocket after only managing to sell half the tickets for Tuesday's glamour friendly against Argentina to mark their centenary.

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Two-goal Messi cameo illuminates Argentina thrashing of Hong Kong 14 Oct 2014

HONG KONG - Lionel Messi scored twice after coming off the bench as an experimental Argentina side destroyed Hong Kong 7-0 in an international friendly mismatch on Tuesday.

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First Tardelli goals help Brazil sink Argentina 11 Oct 2014

BEIJING - Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued their defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversaries Argentina in a feisty friendly on Saturday.

Ports tighten ship entry procedures as Ebola fears spread 08 Oct 2014

- Brazil, Argentina and the United States have tightened port entry procedures for ships that have sailed from West Africa in a bid to control the potential spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city. | Video