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Argentina car crash kills three relatives of pope

World Aug 20, 2014

Argentina car crash kills three relatives of pope

Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said. The small car carrying a nephew of the pope along with the ...

Soccer Aug 13, 2014

Martino named Argentina's new coach

Gerardo Martino has been hired as coach of Argentina, less than three months after leaving Spanish club Barcelona. The Argentine Football Association said the 51-year-old Martino will replace Alejandro Sabella, who stepped down after Argentina's loss to Germany in last month's World Cup final. It will ...

World Jul 13, 2014

Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with Argentina on Saturday on a trip to bolster trade ties and strengthen Russia's influence in Latin America. Putin's energy minister, Alexander Novak, told reporters in the Argentine capital that the Russian state atomic energy ...

Argentina advances to final with dramatic shootout win

Soccer / World Cup Jul 10, 2014

Argentina advances to final with dramatic shootout win

Argentina's Sergio Romero launched himself left and right to save two penalties in a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands on Wednesday that sealed the South Americans' first World Cup final appearance in 24 years. After the teams battled to a 0-0 draw in the ...

Soccer legend Di Stefano passes away at 88

Soccer Jul 8, 2014

Soccer legend Di Stefano passes away at 88

Alfredo Di Stefano, the player Real Madrid has hailed as being the most important component in its mid-20th century ascent to becoming a global powerhouse, has died. He was 88. The club said in a statement that Di Stefano, its honorary president, died on Monday ...

Argentina reaches World Cup semifinals

Soccer / World Cup Jul 6, 2014

Argentina reaches World Cup semifinals

Gonzalo Higuain's first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Belgium. Argentina, which hadn't advanced past the World Cup quarterfinals since 1990, controlled the match after Higuain's eighth minute goal, more due to ...

Two convicted in 'Dirty War' death

World / Crime & Legal Jul 5, 2014

Two convicted in 'Dirty War' death

Two former senior military officers were sentenced to life in prison Friday for one of the emblematic crimes of the country's long dictatorship: the death of Roman Catholic Bishop Enrique Angelelli The court in the northern city of La Rioja imposed life sentences on former ...

Messi dazzles as Argentina tops Nigeria to make last 16

Soccer / World Cup Jun 26, 2014

Messi dazzles as Argentina tops Nigeria to make last 16

Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner. Argentina won Group F while Nigeria also advanced despite the loss, becoming the first African ...