ROSARIO, Argentina When a boat carrying soy oil destined for India ran aground on the Parana River near Buenos Aires in late January, ships loaded with most of Argentina's grains exports were blocked for hours.
Atletico Tucuman truly represented Argentina when they overcame a delayed flight, postponed kickoff and lost kit to win a Copa Libertadores preliminary round match in Ecuador in shirts borrowed at the last minute from the Argentina national team.
BUENOS AIRES Fabio Fognini made his experience tell to beat Guido Pella in five sets and send Italy into the Davis Cup quarter-finals at the expense of depleted holders Argentina on Monday. Fognini battled back to win 2-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the final and deciding rubber which had been postponed on Sunday due to rain delays and failing light.
Britain qualified for the Davis Cup quarter-finals in bizarre circumstances on Sunday but reigning champions Argentina must wait another day to decide the outcome of their tie against Italy following an afternoon of rain delays in Buenos Aires.
BARCELONA Valencia great Mario Kempes has been sacked from his role as a club ambassador for fiercely criticising the team after their embarrassing 4-0 thrashing at home to Eibar, the former Argentina forward said on Sunday.
LONDON Raucous home support for holders Argentina did not make up for the absence of Juan Martin del Potro and Federico Delbonis on Friday as they fell 2-0 behind to Italy in the first round of the Davis Cup.
BUENOS AIRES Argentina President Mauricio Macri is racing to cut the country's famously high labour costs in a bid to increase foreign investment, risking a confrontation with powerful unions before congressional elections later this year.
BUENOS AIRES Argentina changed its immigration law to make it easier to deport foreigners who commit crimes and to prohibit individuals with criminal records from entering the country, according to a post in the government's official bulletin on Monday.
BUENOS AIRES A Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires was briefly evacuated after a false bomb threat on Thursday, Argentina's Jewish community association AMIA said in a statement, a day after dozens of similar episodes were reported in the United States.
BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western part of the city of Mosul, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq.