Argentina sex ad ban triggers political row

Argentina's government is banning prostitution ads in newspapers and other mass media as of today, saying it is combating violence against women.

Stage is set for Lionel Messi to shine for Argentina

BELIEVE it or not, Lionel Messi still has something to prove in his native Argentina - demonstrating that he's the world's greatest player when wearing the famous blue-and-white shirt.

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Argentina FA ends Maradona contract

DIEGO Maradona will no longer continue as Argentina coach after the association's executive committee unanimously agreed not to renew his contract.

Diego Maradona in line for fresh Argentina deal

Argentina head coach Diego Maradona is to be offered a new four-year contract.

Cameron's Falklands pledge

PRIME Minister David Cameron was expected to make it clear he would not budge on the issue of Falkland Islands sovereignty when he met the president of Argentina last night.

MPs hit out at Argentine leader over attempt to slap controls on Falklands shipping

THE Argentine president has been criticised by British MPs for issuing an "unacceptable" decree in an attempt to control shipping to and from the Falkland Islands.

Football stars run scared of 'bravas' bullets

RACING Club goalkeeper Pablo Migliore acted as if nothing unusual had happened during the morning training session.

Kirchner succeeds Kirchner amid Argentine scepticism

UNDER a shower of blue and white confetti, it was yesterday confirmed that Argentina's first lady, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, will become the country's first elected woman president.

Argentina set to elect woman as president

ARGENTINES appeared certain to choose their first elected female president last night, with first lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner favoured to win by a wide margin over her closest rival, another woman.

Argentine court backs abortion for woman

AN ARGENTINE court has ruled to grant an abortion to a mentally impaired rape victim, in a case that has polarised the Catholic country where the procedure is restricted.

Post-match pitch battle mars tie, then Pekerman calls it a day

JOSE Pekerman has resigned as Argentina coach following the penalty shoot-out defeat to Germany in the quarter-final of the World Cup.

Aristocrats Argentina and Holland lock horns again

TWO distinct and distinguished schools of football meet at the World Cup when Argentina face Holland in their final Group C match tonight.

Judgment days for Riquelme

DIEGO Latorre was the first of the new Maradonas, the squat man from Boca Juniors exciting the Argentinian nation in the late 1980s, in the way that his great hero had done a decade earlier. Latorre came from the same club, wore the same number and seemingly played the same game as Maradona; the people who eulogised the World Cup winner when he was still a kid in the slums of Villa Fiorito spoke of Latorre as his heir apparent.

Argentine dock workers 'capture' Royal Navy ship

A BRITISH naval vessel is trapped in dock in Argentina after strike action by local workers prevented essential repairs being carried out.

Assurances sought over Falklands 'harassment'

MINISTERS will this week come under pressure to explain how they intend to protect Falkland Island boats from being "harassed" by Argentina, as an escalating conflict over fishing rights threatens to sour relations between the South Atlantic neighbours still further.

Rolling Stones' fans battle police

ROWDY fans trying to enter a Rolling Stones concert without tickets fought running battles with police in Buenos Aires, leaving at least 20 people injured.

Debt shake-up for Argentina

ARGENTINA has completed the biggest debt restructuring in history, three years after a devastating economic crisis.

Hostages freed as 8 die in Argentine prison riot

RIOTING inmates at an Argentine prison freed all their hostages last night, ending a day-long siege that left eight people dead.

'Death flight' captain says Argentine navy is hiding horrors

ARGENTINA’S navy has yet to tell the full story of atrocities committed during the country’s "dirty war", a man on trial for allegedly throwing dissidents from aeroplanes told a court yesterday.

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