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Argentine vote to bring curtain down on Kirchner era

Buenos Aires - A month ahead of presidential elections Argentina's two leading candidates are racing to a finish line that will end President Cristina Kirchner and her late husband Nestor's 12-year dynasty.

Ban on gays donating blood lifted in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A ban on homosexual men donating blood was lifted Wednesday in Argentina, a move the gay community had long demanded.

Pope feels 'used' by fake friends

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis says he has felt "used" by people claiming to be his friend since he became pontiff, in a radio interview touching on the personal side of his papacy."I never had so many quote-unquote 'friends' as now.

Argentine accused of keeping wife, autistic son in cage

Buenos Aires - An Argentine man kept his wife and autistic son locked in a cage for years and forced the son to eat dog food and breathe gasoline fumes, a judicial source said.

Argentina to return wealth of artefacts to Ecuador, Peru

Buenos Aires - Argentina will return thousands of stolen archaeological pieces to South American neighbors, President Cristina Kirchner said Saturday.

Scioli emerges favorite from Argentine primaries

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli, the heir-apparent to Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and her late husband Nestor's 12-year dynasty, emerged from primary elections Monday the clear favorite.But he is still on course to face a run off.With 97....

Kirchner-backed candidate ahead in Argentina presidential primary

Buenos Aires - Daniel Scioli, the candidate supported by Argentina's ruling coalition, emerged Monday after primary voting as the favorite to succeed President Cristina Kirchner in the October elections.

Argentines vote in primaries in prelude to Kirchner succession

Buenos Aires - Argentines voted Sunday in presidential primaries seen as an early indicator of who is best positioned to succeed President Cristina Kirchner later this year.

Argentina's peculiar primaries shake up pre-vote scene

Buenos Aires - Argentina holds primaries Sunday ahead of its October general elections, a barometer of public opinion heading into the polls to choose a successor to President Cristina Kirchner.

Argentina ex-leader on trial for obstructing bombing probe

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Carlos Menem went on trial Thursday with 12 co-accused for allegedly obstructing the investigation into the 1994 suicide bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center that killed 85 people.

Long-lost Argentine grandson looks back on turbulent year

Buenos Aires - A year after learning he was the stolen baby that Argentina's most famous grandmother had sought for decades, Ignacio Montoya Carlotto said Wednesday he is still sorting through the fallout but happy to know his identity.

Whale lost in Buenos Aires nears sea

Buenos Aires - A disoriented whale that turned up at a bustling Buenos Aires marina has nearly found its way back to the sea but is still stuck in fresh water, an official said Wednesday."It's at the mouth of the River Plate, in the area we call the ante-port.

Whale lost in Buenos Aires marina heads toward sea

Buenos Aires - A disoriented whale that surprised onlookers by surfacing in the middle of a bustling marina in Buenos Aires is slowly finding its way back toward the sea, officials said Tuesday.

Ten take the Oath of Allegiance and become U.S. citizens today Special

Pittsburgh - Ten immigrants from nine different countries proudly stood and took the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens on Sunday during a naturalization ceremony in downtown Pittsburgh.

Judge bars ex-president Menem from leaving Argentina

Buenos Aires - A judge on Wednesday barred former president Carlos Menem from leaving Argentina ahead of his trial over alleged obstruction of the investigation into the deadly bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994.

Landmark ruling in Argentine death-with-dignity case

Buenos Aires - Relatives of an Argentine man who has been in a vegetative state for over 20 years can disconnect him from life support, the Supreme Court said Tuesday in a landmark ruling that divided the country.

Latin America celebrates Greek austerity 'No' vote

Buenos Aires - A handful of countries across Latin America congratulated Greece on its Sunday referendum in which voters rejected creditors' austerity demands.

Buenos Aires heads to polls for mayoral election

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires began heading to the polls Sunday to vote for a new mayor, with the country's right hoping to retain its stronghold ahead of October's presidential election.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao has 3 options if Mayweather declines rematch

If Floyd Mayweather declines Manny Pacquiao's offer for a rematch early next year, Pacquiao will have to choose from at least three options in choosing an opponent that would help him generate enough revenue for his impending retirement.

Argentina sees sabotage as train accident injures 40

Buenos Aires - Argentina's government alleged Monday that a train accident that injured 40 people was an act of political sabotage targeting the transport minister, a candidate in upcoming presidential primaries.
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