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Argentine prosecutor laid to rest amid mystery over his death

La Tablada - The special prosecutor whose mysterious death set off a political firestorm in Argentina was laid to rest Thursday, as an investigation tries to determine whether he died by his own hand or was murdered.

Dead Argentine prosecutor wary even of his guards

Buenos Aires - The prosecutor whose suspicious death set off a crisis for Argentina President Cristina Kirchner no longer trusted even his bodyguards at the violent end of his life, an assistant said Wednesday.

Argentina to disband intelligence service after prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - President Cristina Kirchner said that she will disband Argentina's intelligence service after a prosecutor was found dead just hours before he was to make explosive allegations against her.

Argentina pledges 'full security' for journalists after one flees

Buenos Aires - A top aide to President Cristina Kirchner offered assurances Monday that journalists enjoy "full security" in Argentina after a reporter who revealed the suspicious death of a key prosecutor fled to Israel.

Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor case

Buenos Aires - A reporter who broke the story that an Argentine prosecutor was found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner fled Argentina on Sunday after threats."Now safe in Tel Aviv. Thanks everybody.

Argentine prosecutor shot point blank in forehead: Official

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner took a bullet point-blank to his forehead, justice officials said Saturday.

Kirchner: Argentine prosecutor killed to discredit me

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said Thursday she believes that a prosecutor who died under suspicious circumstances was murdered in a plot to implicate her government in a cover-up of a 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Argentine Jews rally for 'truth, justice' over 1994 bombing

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Jewish community pressed for "truth and justice", rallying at the site of a 1994 bombing in the wake of the suspicious death of the prosecutor investigating the attack.

Argentine Jews call rally for 'truth, justice' over 1994 bombing

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Jewish community called for "truth and justice" Wednesday, convening a demonstration at the site of a 1994 bombing in the wake of the suspicious death of the prosecutor investigating the attack.

Argentine prosecutor's death sparks uproar, full probe vowed

Buenos Aires - Amid a public uproar, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner's government on Tuesday pledged its full backing of a probe into the suspicious death of a prosecutor who had accused her of obstructing his investigation of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish commu...

Argentine prosecutor who accused president found dead

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor was found dead just hours before giving what was expected to be damning testimony against President Cristina Kirchner, in what appears to have been a suicide, officials said.

Argentines among four killed in Japan ski avalanches

Toukyo - Avalanches in and around Japanese ski resorts killed four people including two Argentine men over the weekend, police and media reported on Monday.

Demonstrators in Buenos Aires repudiate Paris attacks

Buenos Aires - Several hundred people gathered outside France's embassy in Argentina Sunday in repudiation of the jihadist attacks in Paris that left 17 people dead earlier in the week.

Argentine president hospitalized for ankle fracture

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was hospitalized after fracturing her left ankle, an official said, the latest in a series of physical ailments that have caused her to cancel public events.

Argentine president hospitalized for sprained ankle

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was hospitalized after spraining her ankle, local media reported, the latest in a series of physical ailments that have caused her to cancel public events.

Argentina jails doctor, midwife for military-era kidnaps

Buenos Aires - A court in Argentina on Monday convicted and sentenced a doctor and midwife for their roles in abducting newborns from women during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Argentine Orangutan unfazed by right to freedom ruling

Buenos Aires - Sandra the orangutan took her newfound fame in stride after an Argentine court upheld her right to be freed from a zoo, munching a melon and putting the rind on her head for the cameras.

Argentina's Kirchner in first public speech after illness

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner appeared in public following a nearly month-long absence due to illness, reigniting the offensive against hedge funds and vowing she wants a resolution to the debt crisis.

UK Falklands veteran tries to trace family of soldier he killed

Derby - British soldier Gordon Hoggan still has horrifying nightmares about killing an Argentinian marine with his bayonet during the Falklands War.But he hopes to find peace by discovering the man's identity and giving his family back his helmet.

Hunt for Franco's men raises Spanish victims' hopes

Madrid - An Argentine judge has reopened old wounds from Spain's Franco dictatorship by ordering some of his ex-ministers to face justice for alleged killings.

Argentina seeks extradition from Spain of Franco-era ministers

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge has issued arrest and extradition warrants for two ex-ministers of Francisco Franco's regime and 18 others, invoking "universal jurisdiction" for serious rights abuses.

Franco victims' groups hail 'historic' extradition bid

Madrid - Groups campaigning for justice for people tortured and killed under Spain's Franco dictatorship hailed on Saturday an Argentine judge's "historic" move to extradite Spanish former ministers over alleged abuses.

Brazil quarantines Guinean feared to have Ebola

Bras - Brazilian health officials Friday quarantined a Guinean man feared to have Ebola, but stressed it was a precautionary measure and the man no longer had a fever or other symptoms.The 47-year-old man had arrived from Africa last month.

Goat with human face born in Argentina

Centro - A family is facing public accusations of bestality after one of their goats gave birth to a stillborn goat with a 'human' face.

Argentine relishes reunion with lost 'Dirty War' grandson

Buenos Aires - At age 83, Estela de Carlotto is enjoying what she calls a miracle. The grandson she lost decades ago in Argentina's "Dirty War" is suddenly back in her life.

Argentine central bank chief resigns amid economic turmoil

Buenos Aires - Argentina's central bank governor resigned Wednesday, the president's office said, as the country grapples with an economic slowdown, a debt default and a damaging row with the United States.

Argentina deposits debt payment, defying US judge

Buenos Aires - Argentina deposited a $161 million payment on its restructured debt Tuesday, defying a US judge who ruled it in contempt of court and ordered it to pay two "holdout" creditors first.

US judge calls Argentina in contempt in debt case

New York - A US judge ruled Argentina in contempt of court Monday for its attempts to skirt his block on payments to holders of the country's restructured debt.

U.S. court ruling on Argentine debt violates int'l law: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Monday slammed as illegal a U.S. judge's ruling finding it in contempt of court on its debt payments.

Economic injustice theme of Pope, Kirchner meet

- Pope Francis met Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Saturday for a closed-door Vatican meeting focused largely on the theme of economic injustice, as Buenos Aires fights hedge fund creditors.
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