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French brace for 'massive' imports of South American beef

Sainte-c - Cedric Mandin, who raises some 800 Charolais cows with his brother in France's Vendee region, is the fourth generation of his family to own their farm, and he fears he will be the last.

Argentina's ex-FM Timerman released from house arrest

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman, who is being treated for cancer, was released from house arrest Wednesday, the official Telam news agency reported.

New contact detected in search for vanished Argentine submarine

Buenos Aires - A sonar search for the Argentine submarine that disappeared on November 15 with 44 crew members on board has made a new contact in the South Atlantic, according to the navy.

Argentine judge orders search of navy offices in submarine inquiry

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge on Wednesday ordered searches of the navy headquarters and a shipyard as part of an investigation into alleged irregularities in repairs on the submarine that disappeared 35 days ago, judicial sources said.

Argentina's congress passes pension overhaul amid protests

Buenos Aires - Argentina's center-right government managed Tuesday to push through pension overhauls that have prompted several violent protests, with critics saying the changes will weigh heaviest on the poorest sectors of society.

Argentina pension protesters clash with police in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - Protesters angry at proposed pension and welfare reforms attacked police close to Argentina's congress building in Buenos Aires on Monday, the second protest in a week to turn violent.

Argentina navy chief sacked over sub tragedy

Buenos Aires - Argentina dismissed its naval chief on Saturday, the most high-profile officer to be fired a month after a submarine went missing with 44 crew members on board."The defense minister asked him to retire.

Violence breaks out at protest against Argentina pension reform

Buenos Aires - A trade union-organized march in Buenos Aires descended into violence Thursday, with thousands of protesters clashing with police as they demanded lawmakers reject a controversial pension reform plan.

New target in search for missing Argentine sub

Buenos Aires - Workers used sonar equipment Monday to get the facts on objects found 26 days after an Argentine sub went missing with 44 crew members aboard. President Mauricio Macri and the navy consider the crew to have been tragically lost.

US says 'litigation-centered' WTO losing focus

Buenos Aires - The top US trade representative launched a broadside at the World Trade Organization on Monday, accusing it of losing its focus on trade negotiation and becoming a "litigation-centered" body.

Bombing casts shadow over Argentine politics 23 years on

Buenos Aires - The bomb blast that ripped through a Jewish center in Buenos Aires and killed 85 people in 1994 continues to cause shock waves in Argentina's politics.

Argentina's Kirchner says arrest order violates law

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner lashed out Thursday at a judge's order seeking her arrest as "an excess that violates the rule of law.

Argentina judge orders arrest of ex-president Cristina Kirchner

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of former president Cristina Kirchner for allegedly covering up Iranian involvement in a 1994 bombing at a Buenos Aires Jewish center that left 85 people dead.

Argentina judge orders arrest of ex-president Cristina Kirchner: source

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of former president Cristina Kirchner for allegedly covering up Iranian involvement in a 1994 bombing at a Buenos Aires Jewish center that left 85 people dead, according to a judicial source.

Argentine court orders house arrest for community leader

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Supreme Court ordered a community activist Wednesday to be released into house arrest after she was held in pre-trial detention for nearly two years, in a case condemned by rights groups.

Argentina navy concludes ship remains not connected to missing sub

Buenos Aires - Argentina's navy on Saturday investigated what appeared to be remains of a ship on the South Atlantic seabed, but concluded they did not correspond to the submarine that disappeared more than two weeks ago with 44 crew members on board.

Red Cross identifies remains of 88 Argentine soldiers in Falklands

Geneva - The Red Cross said Friday its forensic team had identified the remains of 88 Argentine soldiers buried in the Falkland Islands after being killed fighting against Britain over the territory.

Argentina formally ends search for sub survivors

Buenos Aires - Argentina's navy on Thursday formally ended its search for survivors from the San Juan submarine, two weeks after the vessel went missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew aboard.

Argentina court: Kirchner money laundering case will proceed

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court on Thursday rejected an appeal filed by Cristina Kirchner to dismiss charges that she engaged in money laundering, allowing a criminal case against the former president to go forward.

Argentina formally ends search for sub survivors: Navy

Buenos Aires - Argentina's navy on Thursday formally ended its search for survivors from the San Juan submarine, two weeks after the vessel went missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew aboard.

Argentine court sentences 48 in 'Dirty War' trial

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court sentenced 48 former military personnel to prison on Wednesday for involvement in so-called "death flights" and other crimes committed at a notorious torture center when a junta ruled the country.

No sign of missing Argentina sub as majority of search area swept

Buenos Aires - The international effort to find a missing Argentinian submarine has come up empty after scouring more than two-thirds of the search area, the navy spokesman said Wednesday.

Argentine sub reported short-circuit in last message: report

Buenos Aires - In their last message, the crew of a missing Argentine submarine reported an electrical short-circuit caused by seawater which had started a fire, a TV channel reported Monday.

No trace of Argentina sub, 12 days after it vanished

Bahia Blanca - An international flotilla backed by aircraft on Monday again probed the South Atlantic for signs of an Argentine submarine missing for 12 days, targeting an area near the vessel's last known position where an explosion was detected.

US, Russia lend skill to non-stop Argentina sub hunt

Bahia Blanca - Eleven days after Argentina's missing San Juan submarine went silent following an explosion, a 14-nation search has failed to find the vessel at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.But not for want of trying.

Argentine activist died by drowning: judge

Buenos Aires - An indigenous rights activist found dead in an Argentinian river 78 days after he went missing died by drowning, a judge said Friday.

Argentine sub disaster stirs bitter memories in Russia

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin has offered his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri help in trying to find a submarine that disappeared in the South Atlantic a week ago, and dispatched a Russian military vessel to the scene.

Grief, anger as relatives learn of Argentine sub blast

Mar Del Plata - Relatives of the 44 crewmembers aboard Argentina's missing submarine erupted in a welter of anger and grief Thursday after the navy released news of an explosion onboard, effectively ending hopes of survival.

'Explosion' heard near sub's last known position: navy

Mar Del Plata - Argentina's navy confirmed Thursday that an unusual noise heard in the ocean near the last known position of a submarine appeared to be an explosion, dashing the last hopes of finding the vessel and its 44 crewmembers.

Five major submarine disasters

Paris - With an Argentine submarine missing for five days with 44 people aboard, we recall five of the most deadly submarine disasters over the past few decades.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cactus conservatory.
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Argentina's coast guard sank a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, officials said, March, 15, 2016
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General Reynaldo Bignone, at the time he was Commander-in-Chief of the Army and president of Argentina.
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Antonio Berni's vision of Ramona Montiel, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Spectacular view of the waterfalls from a tiny island (Isla de San Martin) on the Argentinian side.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the Educational Garden.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the Educational Garden.
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Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Most do not have tomatoes.
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A cattle market in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Lateral room of the Golden Hall, second Floor of Theatre Colón.
Central nave and main altar of the Cathedral of Córdoba.
Central nave and main altar of the Cathedral of Córdoba.
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This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many spectacular glaciers – Upsala Glacier, located on the eastern side of the icefield. Upsala is the third largest glacier in the icefield and like most other glaciers in the region, it has experienced significant retreat over the past century.
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Colourful houses in La Boca, all tourists' destination in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Main entrance to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Córdoba.
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Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar (Screengrab from Tangocity).
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Reynaldo Bignone (left)
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