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Rhule gets debut try as Stormers beat Jaguares in Super Rugby opener

CAPE TOWN Wing Raymond Rhule scored a try on his debut as South Africa’s Stormers secured a scrappy 28-20 victory over the Jaguares from Argentina in the opening game of the Super Rugby season at Newlands on Saturday.


Argentina want Messi to play less for Barca - president 13 Feb 2018

BARCELONA Argentina's national football association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia has said he has spoken to captain Lionel Messi about playing fewer games for La Liga side Barcelona in order to stay fresh for his country ahead of the 2018 World Cup.


Argentina defends ties with China, Russia despite U.S. objection 08 Feb 2018

BUENOS AIRES Argentina said on Thursday that a good trade relationship with Russia and China "does not generate a conflict," days after the United States warned against the growing influence of those countries on Latin America.


Di Biagio to coach Italy in March friendlies 05 Feb 2018

MILAN Italy Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio will coach the senior side on a caretaker basis for the friendlies against Argentina and England in March, the Italian federation (FIGC) said on Monday.


Ireland’s recent wins irrelevant says their skipper 02 Feb 2018

PARIS Ireland captain Rory Best has warned his team's form in their November internationals, when they beat both South Africa and Argentina, means little as they begin their Six Nations campaign against France on Saturday.


Argentina's Macri downgrades labor reforms after union pressure 01 Feb 2018

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's government is scaling back and delaying a planned labor reform after pressure from union leaders and a violent protest over changes to pension laws late last year.


Argentina freezes some government salaries, cuts jobs in austerity push 29 Jan 2018

BUENOS AIRES Executive branch government employees in Argentina will get no pay raises this year and one out of every four "political positions" appointed by ministers will be cut, President Mauricio Macri said on Monday, deepening his austerity drive.


Mexico economy minister to meet foreign officials, firms in Davos 23 Jan 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo will meet with senior officials from the European Union, the United States, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Argentina at the World Economic Forum in Davos, his ministry said on Monday.


Sainz clinches farewell Dakar victory for Peugeot 20 Jan 2018

Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz won the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Saturday as Peugeot bowed out with their third win in a row.


Rallying - Sainz on the brink of Dakar triumph for Peugeot 19 Jan 2018

Spaniard Carlos Sainz was one stage away from winning the Dakar Rally on Friday but Peugeot's hopes of a one-two finish in Argentina disappeared after reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel hit trouble.


Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as bombs fall

BEIRUT Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus.