Forest fires rage across four Argentine provinces

A  wildfire burning the area of Calamuchita Valley in the Argentine province of Cordoba. Photo: AFP

Firefighters are struggling to contain wind-whipped blazes raging across forest land in Cordoba and three other Argentine provinces.

Wednesday, 11 September, 2013, 3:53pm

Thousands protest against government in Argentina

Citizens take part in a protest against the Argentine Government of President Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: EPA

Thousands of Argentines are protesting against the government of President Cristina Fernandez. But with only days left before a primary election tests her support, the crowds are much smaller than in previous pot-banging street protests.

9 Aug 2013 - 12:26pm

The big money bails on Argentina - again

Argentina’s leftist President Cristina Fernandez’s reforms have left her isolated and weakened the economy. Photo: Xinhua

More than a decade after Argentina’s epic financial collapse of 2001-02, many investors are rushing for the door once again.

From big Chinese and Brazilian companies like miner Vale, to small-business owners and savers, the fear of a new crisis has led to cancelled investments and suitcases of cash leaving the country.

14 Jun 2013 - 12:36pm

Lionel Messi doubt for Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Ecuador

Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP

Argentina travel to Ecuador today for their latest World Cup qualifier with a big question mark hanging over star striker Lionel Messi. A victory would all but ensure the twice world champions' place at next year's showpiece in Brazil, but without Messi, Argentina are not the same animal.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:27am

Ex-Ford chiefs charged over torture of unionists in Argentina's 'dirty war'

Ex-Ford chiefs charged over torture of unionists in Argentina's 'dirty war'

Three former Ford Motor executives were charged with crimes against humanity for allegedly targeting Argentinian union workers for kidnapping and torture after the country's 1976 military coup.

8 May 2015 - 4:38pm

Thatcher funeral guest list released

Jeremy Clarkson, Dame Shirley Bassey and FW de Klerk. Photo: AFP and AP

Britain has invited all the surviving former US presidents to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher next week in a final testament to the Iron Lady’s special relationship with America, the government said on Thursday as it unveiled a 2,000-strong guest list.

11 Apr 2013 - 9:35pm

Death toll from rains in Argentina hits 57

People affected by flooding line up outside the Red Cross which set up a centre inside a social and sporting club in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province. Photo: AP.

Argentine police and soldiers searched house to house, in creeks and culverts and even in trees for bodies on Thursday after floods killed at least 57 people in the province and city of Buenos Aires.

5 Apr 2013 - 10:12am

Kirchner fires broadside at Britain over Falklands

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Photo: EPA

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has launched a fiery Twitter attack deriding Britain's claim to the Falkland Islands, saying even three-year-old children would know London has no case.

29 Mar 2013 - 3:34pm 2 comments

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World marks Good Friday

World marks Good Friday

29 Mar 2013 - 3:18am

We're not done yet, insists England after loss to Samoa

Samoa's Reupena Levasa takes two England defenders with him in last night's convincing victory at Hong Kong Stadium. Samoa shocked England 28-7. Photo: Felix Wong.

England will meet old enemy Scotland with the pressure on their shoulders after Samoa knocked the stuffing out of them in a powerful and consummate performance which stunned most of the packed stadium on the opening night of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:13am

HSBC unit faces fraud charges in Argentina

Argentina's government tax chief, Ricardo Echegaray, said several companies evaded taxes amounting to HK$339.27 million under fraudulent transactions through HSBC. Photo: AP

Argentina's regulatory agency has filed criminal charges against the local unit of HSBC for helping private companies evade tax and launder money. Ricardo Echegaray, the director of Argentina's federal tax agency AFIP, said a six-month investigation revealed evidence that several companies evaded taxes amounting to 224 million pesos (HK$339.27 million) and laundered 392 million pesos under fraudulent transactions through HSBC Argentina, Reuters reported, citing a news conference in Buenos Aires.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:35am

Vatican rejects Argentina junta claims against pope

People hold an Argentinian flag in St Peter's square in Rome. The Vatican rejected claims that Pope Francis did not do enough ito save two priests kidnapped and tortured by the Argentinian military junta. Photo: AP

The Vatican on Friday rejected claims that Pope Francis failed to do enough to protect two priests kidnapped and tortured by Argentina’s military junta and said he had in fact helped save lives.

16 Mar 2013 - 12:44am

Papal name Francis honours saint who brought Catholicism to Asia

A picture of St Francis Xavier at the Kobe City Museum in Japan

In addition to being the first non-European pope for almost 13 centuries, the new pope's choice of name sets him apart - and establishes a link to the South China coast.

15 Mar 2013 - 3:24am

Argentine president slams Falklands vote as ‘parody’

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner. Photo: AFP

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Tuesday slammed as a “parody” the referendum in the disputed Falkland islands, where residents voted in favour of remaining a British overseas territory.

13 Mar 2013 - 4:55pm 1 comment

Falkland islanders vote 99.8pc in favour of staying British territory

Andrew Brown Lee, a Falklands islander, wears a Union Jack suit as he attends a vote count on Monday. Photo: Reuters

Falkland islanders on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a British oversees territory in a referendum designed to send a strong message to Argentina, which earlier derided the poll as illegal.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am