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Messi magic leads Argentina past Iran

Soccer / World Cup Jun 22, 2014

Messi magic leads Argentina past Iran

The way Iran was defending, it was always going to take a little magic from Lionel Messi to send Argentina into the second round of the World Cup. Until stoppage time on Saturday, Messi had been stifled by Iran's solid back line. Then, out of ...

Argentina won't submit to 'extortion' on debt to U.S.

World Jun 17, 2014

Argentina won't submit to 'extortion' on debt to U.S.

Argentina's president is refusing to go along with a U.S. judge's ruling requiring a $1.5 billion repayment of defaulted bonds, even though the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her government's appeals and left the order in place. In a national address Monday night, Cristina Fernandez repeatedly ...

Soccer / World Cup Jun 14, 2014

FIFA investigating Argentina action

FIFA said Saturday it has launched an inquiry into Argentina's "provocative" unfurling of a banner laying claim to the Falkland islands at a friendly game just before the World Cup. The head of FIFA's disciplinary committee said the gesture was an "apparent breach" of regulations ...

Hitler escape book's authors in plagiarism row

World Oct 27, 2013

Hitler escape book's authors in plagiarism row

by Vanessa Thorpe

The notorious claim that Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker to live incognito in Argentina first gained popular currency in 1945, when Stalin spoke of it. Since then the idea has resurfaced occasionally, with alleged photographic and documentary evidence pored over by conspiracy theorists. Now ...