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Argentina eye Pochettino, Simeone to fill coach void

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BUENOS AIRES Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone are among men Argentina want to talk to about the national team coach vacancy following last month’s shock resignation of Gerardo Martino.

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Argentina's spy agency regroups, wins back power under Macri 20 Jul 2016

BUENOS AIRES A little over a year since Argentina's spy agency was shackled in the wake of the mysterious death of a star prosecutor, President Mauricio Macri is backing its quest for broader powers that critics fear will revive unfettered domestic spying.

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Messi still the best despite international failures – Ronaldinho 17 Jul 2016

CHENNAI,  Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world despite never winning a major international trophy for Argentina, former Barcelona team mate and Brazil great Ronaldinho said on Sunday.

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Argentina will be competitive without Messi, says Crespo 16 Jul 2016

CHENNAI Argentina will fight for major honours despite Lionel Messi retiring from international soccer after the disappointment of last month's Copa America final shootout loss to Chile, the country's former forward Hernan Crespo has said.

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Cabrera, Vegas share Barbasol lead 15 Jul 2016

Double major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas both fired six-under-par 65s to share the first-round lead at the Barbasol Championship in Alabama on Thursday.

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Argentina name Correa, Simeone in Olympic soccer squad 14 Jul 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina have named Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa and Giovanni Simeone, son of the Spanish club's coach Diego, in the national soccer team for next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Argentina's Macri defends energy rate hikes after court injunction 09 Jul 2016

BUENOS AIRES President Mauricio Macri on Saturday defended his move to hike Argentina's energy rates as a "painful" but necessary part of fixing the economy after years of mismanagement under his leftist predecessor.

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Late Grondona's legacy bites hard in Argentina 06 Jul 2016

"With my old man, this wouldn't have happened," Humberto Grondona said after Gerardo Martino quit as Argentina coach 10 days after captain Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football.

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Factbox - Argentina coaches since 1973 06 Jul 2016

List of Argentina coaches since 1973 following Gerardo Martino’s resignation on Tuesday:

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Argentina coach Martino joins Messi in quitting 05 Jul 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has added his resignation to that of captain Lionel Messi's, citing a leadership vacuum that was posing problems in picking a team for next month's Olympics.

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Turkey's Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

ISTANBUL/ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.