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Argentina to purge disloyal spies from intelligence agency - sources

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BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's government will purge spies it no longer trusts from the state intelligence agency as part of a major overhaul of the security body, sources familiar with embattled President Cristina Fernandez's thinking said. | Video

Argentina set to revamp intelligence agency in wake of prosecutor's death 25 Feb 2015

BUENOS AIRES - The revamp of Argentina's intelligence service faced its final legislative hurdle on Wednesday, with Congress poised to create a new agency after the government said a renegade spy was linked to the death of a star prosecutor.

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Pope Francis' Mexico remark not meant to offend, Vatican says 25 Feb 2015

ROME - A remark by Pope Francis to the effect that he hoped his homeland Argentina could avoid "Mexicanisation" was not intended to offend Mexicans or to undervalue the government's efforts to fight drug trafficking, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

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Mexico complains about remarks attributed to pope over drug image 24 Feb 2015

MEXICO CITY - Mexico said on Monday it would send a letter to the Vatican to complain about remarks attributed to Pope Francis about the risk of Argentina suffering a criminal "Mexicanisation" due to the spread of drug gangs there.

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Argentina in no rush to re-start debt restructuring talks 23 Feb 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Debt-holders who want to jumpstart restructuring talks with Argentina may have to wait until a court rules next month on whether to let a disputed bond payment go through, further extending a legal feud that has hobbled state finances.

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Argentina says considering offer to resume debt revamp talks 20 Feb 2015

BUENOS AIRES - The mediator in the case brought by investors who rejected Argentina's 2005 and 2010 debt restructurings said on Thursday that the "holdout" investors offered to reopen talks with Buenos Aires, and the government said it was considering the offer.

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Argentina mum on offer by 'holdout' funds to resume debt talks - mediator 19 Feb 2015

BUENOS AIRES - The mediator in the case brought by investors who rejected Argentina's 2005 and 2010 debt restructurings said on Thursday that the "holdout" investors offered to reopen talks with Buenos Aires, but the government had not responded.

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Messi, Luis Enrique truce on shaky foundations 19 Feb 2015

MADRID - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and coach Luis Enrique appear to have agreed an uneasy truce but hostilities could break out again if the Argentina forward's form dips and the club stumbles as the season reaches a crucial stage.

French court stays extradition of Argentine in 'dirty war' case 18 Feb 2015

PARIS - France's highest court struck down on Wednesday a decision to pursue extradition to Argentina for an ex-police officer accused of crimes against humanity four decades ago during that country's "dirty war," ruling the case should be reexamined.

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Argentina asks U.S. to include 1994 bombing in Iran nuclear talks 17 Feb 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina wants the United States to help it get to the bottom of a deadly 1994 bombing at the heart of a current political scandal by including the crime in the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Nemtsov

MOSCOW - Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin. | Video