South America blackout leaves tens of millions without power

America 06/16/19, 15:47

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid. Authorities were working frantically to restore power, but by mid-afternoon nearly ...

Argentina’s Aguero enjoying full fitness ahead of Copa

Soccer 05/30/19, 13:44

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero says he has never been in better physical shape heading into a major international tournament.The Manchester City forward has joined up with the Argentina squad as it prepares for the Copa America, which starts next month ...

Pope says Argentine bishop now facing Vatican abuse trial

Europe 05/28/19, 16:59

An Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis is now on trial at the Vatican, accused of sexually abusing seminarians.Francis revealed the development in an interview with Mexico's Televisa Tuesday. He said he received the results of a preliminary investigation into ...

Abortion-rights activists renew battle in Argentina

Health 05/28/19, 14:40

Argentine activists on Tuesday were launching a renewed effort to legalize elective abortions in the homeland of Pope Francis after narrowly falling short last year.Lawmakers said they would introduce a bill to legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks. ...

South African conference teams taking command in Super Rugby

Africa 05/26/19, 21:45

Teams from the South African conference teams have taken command in the late race for playoffs positions in Super Rugby, exposing the limitations of their Australian and New Zealand opponents.Meanwhile, Argentina's conference-leading Jaguares are being criticized from fielding what is ...

Fernández-Fernández: Argentine pair launch presidential bid

America 05/25/19, 21:11

With a message of unity, former Argentine President Cristina Fernández and running mate Alberto Fernández kicked off their election campaign Saturday, almost a week after the ex-leader stunned the country by saying she was running for vice president.Many thought Cristina ...

Explains: Corruption trial against Argentina’s Fernández

America 05/22/19, 23:00

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández was in court this week for the first in a string of trials charging her with corruption. Fernández remains a hugely popular but divisive figure in Argentina, and she recently surprised many when she announced ...

Argentina: Fernández in court for first corruption trial

World 05/21/19, 10:31

Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández appeared in court Tuesday for the first in a series of corruption trials ahead of a planned run for the vice presidency.The trial comes just days after Fernández surprised Argentines by announcing that she would ...

Abortion rights protest held on Cannes Film red carpet

Europe 05/18/19, 11:33

Ahead of the premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women have demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.Women, including the filmmakers, wore green and carried a large banner together while walking ...

4 detained for shooting attack on Argentine lawmaker

America 05/10/19, 10:26

Argentine officials say at least four people have been detained for the shooting attack that seriously wounded a lawmaker and killed a provincial official.Héctor Olivares and Miguel Marcelo Yadón were shot Thursday near the country's congressional building by gunmen in ...

Argentina lawmaker fights for life after brazen shooting

America 05/09/19, 15:32

An Argentine lawmaker was seriously injured and a provincial official killed Thursday in one of the most brazen political attacks in the South American country since it returned to democracy in 1983.Héctor Olivares, representative of La Rioja province in Argentina's ...

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