Brazil trade minister says new Argentina leader 'music to our ears'


SANTIAGO Brazil's trade minister said on Monday that the election of pro-business candidate Mauricio Macri as Argentina's next president is good news for trade relations between the South American neighbours.

Venezuela opposition cheer Macri's Argentina presidential win 23 Nov 2015

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition hailed on Monday conservative politician Mauricio Macri's presidential win in Argentina as a blow for leftists in Latin America and a good omen for their own duel with "Chavismo" in next month's parliamentary vote.


Opposition candidate Macri leads Argentina's presidential election 22 Nov 2015

BUENOS AIRES Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri took a comfortable early lead in Argentina's presidential election on Sunday and three exit polls showed him on course to win after promising business-friendly economic reforms. | Video


Argentina find way to cope without Messi 18 Nov 2015

Argentina took four matches to bed down tactics to help them win without Lionel Messi, closing the year with a 1-0 victory in Colombia that augurs well when the World Cup qualifiers resume in March with a fit captain.


Biglia goal gives Argentina vital win over Colombia 17 Nov 2015

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia Argentina midfielder Lucas Biglia scored a 20th minute goal to kick-start their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 away victory over Colombia at the Metropolitano on Tuesday.


We must beat Colombia - Argentina coach 17 Nov 2015

BOGOTA After three games and no wins, Argentina simply have to beat Colombia to get their faltering World Cup campaign back on the rails, coach Gerardo Martino said.


Argentina's Macri seen unscathed from humdrum presidential debate 16 Nov 2015

BUENOS AIRES Conservative challenger Mauricio Macri heads into the final week before Argentina's presidential run-off vote ahead in polls and largely unscathed in Sunday's debate, where his ruling-party rival failed to land a knockout punch.

Argentina central bank chief says may quit early if Macri wins election 16 Nov 2015

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's central bank chief on Monday opened the door to quitting early if conservative challenger Mauricio Macri wins the presidential election race, days after vowing he would see out his mandate until its 2019 end.

Argentina hope to kick-start campaign in Colombia heat 16 Nov 2015

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia Troubled Argentina, without talisman Lionel Messi, will look for a victory against Colombia on Tuesday like the one four years ago that launched them on the road to the 2014 World Cup final.


Argentine ruling party candidate jabs hard in presidential debate 16 Nov 2015

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's ruling-party presidential candidate, Daniel Scioli, lagging in opinion polls, came out swinging in Sunday's debate against his business-friendly rival, but switched to defence when confronted by the incumbent government's record.


Kremlin says Putin 'fully mobilised' to tackle threat from Turkey

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilised to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday.