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Italy arrests former prelate over 30 million euro fraud

Rome - Italian police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a retired cleric suspected of having defrauded investors of 30 million euros ($34 million) which they were told would help fund a humanitarian foundation.

New Argentina president wants 'new era' in ties with Britain

Madrid - Argentina's new president, Mauricio Macri, says he wants to start "a new era" in relations with Britain, long strained by the two nations' dispute over the Falkland Islands, according to remarks published Tuedsay.

Paleontologists discover dinosaur as long as 3 city buses

New York - At 122 feet long, this enormous dinosaur is the largest ever discovered. It's so big, in fact, that it doesn't completely fit inside the gallery at the American Museum of Natural History.

One year on, Nisman death still troubles Argentina

Buenos Aires - A year after Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death, neither his own mysterious demise nor the politically explosive case he was investigating appear any closer to being solved.

Mass protests erupt against Argentina media reforms

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Buenos Aires against the new Argentine government's reforms, including measures they say curb press freedom.

Argentine police fire tear gas at protesting civil servants

Buenos Aires - Argentine police fired rubber bullets and tear gas Friday at protesting municipal workers who say they were sacked by the conservative party that took power in elections late last year.

Mayor defends appointing 6 relatives to important city positions

San Juan - The mayor of the city of Caucete, Argentina, appointed six close relatives to important municipal posts. His municipal cabinet will include his wife and three brothers, plus his two teenage children.

New government, same claim over Falklands in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new conservative government affirmed on Sunday that it will continue to press the country's claims to the Falkland Islands, which Britain insists that it owns.

Argentine judge blocks president's media overhaul

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge blocked President Mauricio Macri from scrapping a media watchdog aimed at preventing monopolies, the conservative leader's latest jab at his left-wing predecessor's policies.

Businessmen, officials jailed for Argentina train crash

Buenos Aires - A court in Argentina sentenced 21 people including an ex-railway company boss and two former state officials to jail Tuesday for a train crash that killed 51 people in 2012.

Argentines march against feared public job cuts

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new President Mauricio Macri launched a public sector review Tuesday that workers fear could lead to mass job cuts, prompting thousands to demonstrate in protest.

Deaths, mass evacuations in South America floods

Asunci - Storms and floods battering South America claimed a sixth victim in Paraguay on Monday as river levels threatened to rise further after torrents drove tens of thousands from their homes.

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 10 in South America

Asunci - Mudslides have killed at least four people in Brazil, one of several South American countries where torrential rains and flooding now have claimed at least 10 lives, officials said on Sunday.

Argentine activist to keep hunting for missing granddaughter

Buenos Aires - A 92-year-old activist in Argentina who has spent decades searching for a granddaughter abducted during the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship plans to resume her search -- after being misinformed the woman had been found.

More than 160,000 evacuated in deadly South American floods

Asunci - More than 160,000 people have been driven from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay in some of the worst floods in decades, which have left at least six people dead, authorities have said.

Tests show woman is not Argentine activist's lost granddaughter

Buenos Aires - In a Christmas gift gone awry, a woman thought to be the lost granddaughter of an activist who searches for babies stolen during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship turned out to be someone else.

Argentina activist finds stolen granddaughter 39 years on

Buenos Aires - The long-lost granddaughter of a founder of an Argentine rights group that fights to find babies stolen by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship has been found, her organization said Thursday.

Argentine judge orders defiant media regulator evicted

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge on Thursday ordered police to raid the national broadcast media regulator and evict its sacked director after he defied conservative President Mauricio Macri's decision to replace him.

Five dead, 150,000 evacuated in Latin America floods

Asunci - Flooding dampened Christmas eve celebrations in parts of Latin America on Thursday, leaving five people dead and driving almost 150,000 from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

Argentine president ousts media regulator chief

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri has ousted the head of the country's broadcast media regulator, his administration said Wednesday, the conservative leader's latest swipe at the legacy of his left-wing predecessor.

Argentine president opens new Twitter after spat with predecessor

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri unveiled a new official Twitter account Tuesday after the conservative leader's left-wing predecessor refused to hand over the previous one.

Argentine police break up airport protest

Buenos Aires - Argentine police used water cannon Tuesday to break up a protest by poultry workers facing layoffs who blocked access to the city's international airport.

Argentina-Venezuela showdown over 'political prisoners'

Asunci - Argentina's conservative new President Mauricio Macri urged Venezuela Monday to free all "political prisoners," drawing a caustic reply from his socialist counterpart Nicolas Maduro's government, which told him to quit "meddling.

Pilot error caused crash that killed French sports stars: probe

Buenos Aires - Pilot error caused a twin helicopter crash in Argentina that killed three French sports stars, five crew members and two Argentine pilots filming a reality TV show in March, investigators said Thursday.

Argentina police bus accident kills 43

Buenos Aires - At least 43 police officers died Monday and several more were injured when their bus plunged off a bridge and into a dry riverbed in northern Argentina, authorities said.

Two dead in MTV helicopter crash in Argentina

Buenos Aires - At least two people were killed when a helicopter being used by film crew with the American television channel MTV crashed into a lake in western Argentina, officials said.

Macri meets governors amid change of tone for Argentina

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new President Mauricio Macri met with governors on Saturday in another major change of tone from his predecessor Cristina Kirchner's confrontational style.

Conservative Macri takes office in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Business-friendly conservative Mauricio Macri was sworn in as Argentina's new president Thursday, turning the page on 12 years under left-wing power couple Nestor and Cristina Kirchner.

Argentine central bank chief resigns

Buenos Aires - The head of Argentina's central bank resigned Wednesday, four years before the end of his term, under strong pressure from president-elect Mauricio Macri.

Argentina enters new era under conservative Macri

Buenos Aires - Business-friendly conservative Mauricio Macri will take office as Argentina's next president Thursday, opening a new era of free-market policies after 12 years under left-wing power couple Nestor and Cristina Kirchner.
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