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Argentina surprise: Kirchner to seek vice presidency

Buenos Aires - With polls giving her strong support ahead of October elections, former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner made the surprise announcement Saturday that she will seek the vice presidency.

Top Argentine court confirms Kirchner trial to start Tuesday

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that ex-president Cristina Kirchner's corruption trial can go ahead, after protesters demonstrated against rumors the case might be delayed.

Heavy defeat for Macri coalition in key Argentina province

Buenos Aires - The ruling coalition of Argentine President Mauricio Macri suffered a heavy defeat Sunday in elections held in Cordoba province, the country's second most populous district.Peronist governor Juan Schiaretti led comfortably after 94.

Argentine lawmaker dies of wounds suffered in brazen shooting

Buenos Aires - An Argentine lawmaker died Sunday of gunshot wounds he suffered last week in a daylight attack outside the Congress building in Buenos Aires.The death of Hector Olivares, 61, was announced by his ruling party coalition, called Cambiemos.

Suspects arrested in shooting of Argentine lawmaker and civil servant

Buenos Aires - Two men were arrested Friday on suspicion of murdering a civil servant and seriously injuring a lawmaker in Argentina, in a brazen crime in broad daylight.

Ex-Argentine president Kirchner presents her best-selling book

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner presented her best-selling book "Sincerely" at the Buenos Aires Book Fair amid expectations she will run in October's elections.

Lawmaker critical, official dead in Argentina shooting

Buenos Aires - An Argentine lawmaker was in a "critical condition" after being seriously wounded in a "mafia" shooting outside parliament in Buenos Aires on Thursday that left his civil servant companion dead.

Argentina's Macri seeks deal with opposition over economic crisis

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, under pressure over a misfiring economy, has called rival party leaders together to thrash out a series of policy measures to stabilize the crisis six months ahead of presidential elections.

Former Argentine army chief on trial for torture

Buenos Aires - A former Argentine army chief went on trial Friday for the kidnapping and torture of a father and son during the South American country's military dictatorship.

Planes grounded as thousands in Argentina strike against government

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of Argentines demonstrated Tuesday in a partial strike that grounded airplanes and shut banks and other businesses to protest the economic policies of President Mauricio Macri.

Argentina to intervene in exchange rate to curb peso volatility

Buenos Aires - Argentina adopted a new measure Monday aimed at stabilizing its exchange rate, six months out from presidential elections in which economic worries are having an impact on opinion polls.

Scientists unearth 220 million-year-old dinosaur fossils in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A site containing the 220-million-year-old fossilised remains of nearly a dozen dinosaurs has been discovered in western Argentina, researchers said Wednesday.

Argentina's Macri freezes prices of basic goods and public services

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announced a freeze in the price of basic goods and public services on Wednesday in a bid to limit the impact of spiralling inflation that could hamper his re-election hopes in October.

Argentine anti-dictatorship 'mothers' block government audit

Buenos Aires - The group of mothers of people who disappeared during Argentina's military dictatorship sent a government official packing on Monday after he tried to conduct an audit of their assets as part of a bankruptcy investigation.

Argentine unions protest Macri's austerity policies

Buenos Aires - Thousands of demonstrators marched through the Argentine capital Buenos Aires on Thursday to protest President Mauricio Macri's austerity measures, turning up the heat on his government six months ahead of general elections.

Macri says Argentina will not give up Falklands claim

Buenos Aires - Argentina's historic claim on the Falkland Islands is "legitimate and irrevocable," President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday at a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the 1982 war with Britain.

Lima Group concerned over Russian 'provocation' in Venezuela

Buenos Aires - The Lima Group condemned Tuesday the presence of Russian military planes in Venezuela as a provocation threatening regional peace.

Argentina's scandal-hit ex-leader facing more graft charges

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner was charged with a new corruption case for the second day running on Tuesday, this time related to irregularities in the concession of subsidies for train and bus operators.

Argentina's Kirchner charged in new corruption case

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner was charged in yet another corruption investigation Monday, in this case over the fraudulent import of liquid gas.

Maradona acknowledges paternity of three more children

Buenos Aires - Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has confirmed paternity of three children born in Cuba in addition to the five he has previously recognized, his lawyer announced Friday.
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