Argentina

Hernandez signs up for Argentine Super Rugby franchise

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- Juan Martin Hernandez, a leading member of Argentina’s World Cup team, has become the highest profile player to join the Argentine franchise that will make its Super Rugby debut next year.

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Argentina's Leguizamon signs up for Super Rugby 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - Argentina back row Juan Manuel Leguizamon, set to play at his third World Cup, has signed up for the new Argentine Super Rugby franchise for two years.

Argentina orders HSBC's local unit to name new president 02 Sep 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's central bank on Tuesday ordered HSBC Argentina to name a new president and vice president within 24 hours, accusing the bank of failing to establish necessary controls to prevent tax evasion and money laundering.

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U.S. appeals court says bondholders cannot seize Argentina's reserves 01 Sep 2015

NEW YORK - Argentina's central bank on Monday won the reversal of a U.S. court ruling that had allowed bondholders to try to hold it responsible for the country's obligations on debt that has been in default since 2002.

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Federer launches U.S. Open bid against Mayer 01 Sep 2015

- World number two Roger Federer launches his bid for a sixth U.S. Open title, and his first since 2008, with a first-round match against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday.

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Scioli expands lead in Argentina presidential race, runoff seen 30 Aug 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Daniel Scioli, the leftist frontrunner in Argentina's presidential election, widened his lead over his more business-friendly rival, but not enough to avoid a runoff, the first poll since Aug. 9 primaries showed on Sunday.

Anguish of 'disappearance' continues across the world, say campaigners 29 Aug 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Ariel Dulitzky, the horror of the disappearance of his two cousins in 1970s Argentina remains a painful backdrop to his work to end a practice still used by many governments to silence critics.

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Atletico agree to sign Argentina midfielder Kranevitter 29 Aug 2015

MADRID - Atletico Madrid's busy summer in the transfer market has continued with the La Liga club's signing of Argentina midfielder Matias Kranevitter from River Plate on a five-year contract.

Four countries left in race to host world championships 27 Aug 2015

SINGAPORE - Argentina has pulled out of the running to host the 2021 and 2023 world swimming championships, leaving just four countries as confirmed bidders for the sport's showcase event.

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Injuries disrupt Argentina World Cup qualifying build-up 24 Aug 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina have lost four injured or unfit players for their September tour of Texas including Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore, the Argentine FA said on Monday.

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Drowned refugee boys buried in Syria; crackdown crumbles in Hungary

KOBANI, Syria/ROSZKE, Hungary - A Syrian father on Friday buried his wife and two little boys, drowned as they tried to flee to Europe, while hundreds of migrants fled from a detention camp and escaped a train stranded under police siege in Hungary. | Video