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Under 'dark cloud' of Brexit, UK minister quits before Johnson becomes PM


LONDON A British minister and longstanding critic of Boris Johnson quit on Monday, the latest resignation before the presumed new prime minister takes office with a "do or die" pledge to leave the European Union with or without a deal.


All Blacks defence denies Pumas historic result with 20-16 win 20 Jul 2019

BUENOS AIRES New Zealand held on by the skin of their teeth for a 20-16 victory over Argentina in a tense Rugby Championship clash at Velez Sarsfield on Saturday.

U.S. Treasury sanctions Hezbollah operative over 1994 Buenos Aires attack 19 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a senior Hezbollah operative it said coordinated the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, in which 85 people died..


Pumas eye best chance of first win over All Blacks 18 Jul 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina have never beaten New Zealand at rugby in 32 matches but momentum on one side and personnel changes on the other mean they may never have a better chance to end that run than on Saturday in Buenos Aires. 


South American bloc eyes fast-track for EU trade deal 18 Jul 2019

SANTA FE, Argentina Leaders from countries in South America's Mercosur trade bloc met on Wednesday in Argentina, with plans as to how to push forward a recently struck free-trade deal with the European Union at the centre of discussions.


Argentine photo exhibit stirs memories of 1994 bombing attack on Jewish centre 17 Jul 2019

BUENOS AIRES Julio Menajovsky was one of the first photographers to reach the scene of a devastating bombing at a Jewish cultural centre in Argentina on the morning of July 18, 1994, that killed 85 people and wounded hundreds.


Mercosur leaders meet in Argentina, EU deal in focus 17 Jul 2019

SANTA FE, Argentina South American leaders from the region's Mercosur trade bloc will meet on Wednesday in Argentina, with plans for how to fast track a recently struck free trade deal with the European Union likely to be at the centre of discussions.


Williams doubtful for Saturday's Argentina test 16 Jul 2019

BUENOS AIRES Sonny Bill Williams is unlikely to recover from a hamstring injury in time to play for the New Zealand against Argentina on Saturday, All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster said on Tuesday.


Argentina ranchers kill the fatted cow amid cash crunch, turn to China 16 Jul 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's world-famous ranchers are culling their breeding cows at the highest rate in 30 years and tapping Chinese demand for meat in order to help pay their bills as access to credit has dried up for farmers in South American's No. 2 economy.

Absence of Crusaders' players give replacements golden opportunity 15 Jul 2019

BUENOS AIRES The absence of eight Crusaders players could weaken New Zealand for their Rugby Championship opener in Argentina but the replacements have a golden opportunity to stake their claim for a permanent place, All Blacks hooker Dane Coles said on Monday.


Iran says it has arrested CIA spies; UK to unveil response to ship crisis

DUBAI/WASHINGTON Iran said on Monday it had captured 17 spies working for the CIA and sentenced some of them to death, an announcement President Donald Trump dismissed as "totally false" amid an escalating international crisis over tankers in the Gulf.