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Messi suspended for four Argentina World Cup qualifiers

Argentina striker Lionel Messi was suspended by FIFA on Tuesday for four World Cup qualifiers and fined 10,000 Swiss francs (10,160 dollars) for insulting a match official.

FM praises Croat expats for contribution to building a free Croatia

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Ivo Stier on Saturday pointed out the contribution made by the Croatian Diaspora in efforts to build a free Croatia, and recalled that he was also born to a family of Croatian emigres in Argentina.

Record champion Peterhansel clinches Dakar rally win

Record winner Stephane Peterhansel secured his 13th Dakar Rally victory when he held off fellow Peugeot driver Sebastian Loeb in the final stage in Argentina on Saturday.

Argentina's former president charged with corruption

The former president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has been charged with corruption in the awarding of public construction contracts.

Justin Bieber charged with assault and robbery in Argentina

Argentina has filed assault and robbery charges against pop singer Justin Bieber in connection with a 2013 incident, the authorities confirmed to dpa on Thursday.

Del Potro broken finger a small price to pay for Davis Cup history

Juan Martin del Potro emerged with a broken finger after leading Argentina to a first-ever Davis Cup trophy at the weekend. 

Del Potro rallies Argentina to comeback Davis Cup title

Juan Martin del Potro rallied from two sets to love down, inspiring Argentina to a fightback 3-2 victory over Croatia on Sunday to give the country its first Davis Cup title.

Cilic, Del Potro earn opening wins for 1-1 Davis Cup scoreline

Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro each posted opening wins on Friday to leave the Davis Cup final locked 1-1 after first day singles.

Cilic wins marathon to give Croatia 1-0 lead in Davis Cup

Marin Cilic got off to a fast start but needed a mid-match recovery to take Croatia to a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup final on Friday as he beat Federico Delbonis 6-2, 7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 6-2

Reports: Coric could miss Davis Cup final due to knee surgery

Teenager Borna Coric looks likely to miss Croatia's Davis Cup final at home against Argentina in November as he prepares to undergo knee surgery.

Leak links Argentina president's family company to Bahamas business

A holding company belonging to the family of Argentinian President Mauricio Macri appears linked to a business established in the Bahamas, according to information published Thursday by newspaper La Nacion.

Croatia hosts Davis Cup final - but has no arena available

Croatia will host Argentina its first-ever home Davis Cup final in November  but faces problems with a venue, the 24Sata daily reported Monday.

30-ton meteor discovered in Argentina at ancient meteor shower site

A 30-ton meteor - believed to be the world's second largest - was discovered in northern Argentina, a news report said Monday.

Tens of thousands in Argentina protest against economic policies

Tens of thousands of people marched on the Argentine capital Buenos Aires Friday to protest the economic policies of the conservative government and demand higher wages in line with runaway inflation, according to local media reports.

Argentina claim first-ever gold in men's hockey after thriller

Argentina survived a nail-biting finale to claim their first-ever Olympic gold medal in men's hockey with a 4-2 win over Belgium in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

Messi changes mind, will play again for Argentina

Superstar footballer Lionel Messi has changed his mind and will return to play for the Argentinian national team, various reports said Friday.

Argentina remain top of the pile of unchanged FIFA rankings 

Argentina retained their place as the top men's football team in the world in FIFA's latest rankings released Thursday.

"New" dinosaur discovery surprises researchers in Argentina

What is six meters long, carnivorous, and roamed the South American region of Patagonia 90 million years ago, unknown before now? Researchers in Argentina on Wednesday announced the answer: a new dinosaur.

Messi to retire from Argentina national team after losing Copa final

Argentina captain Lionel Messi plans to retire from the national team after losing three finals in less than two years.

Chile win Copa America by defeating Argentina 4-2 in penalty shootout

Chile won the Copa America Centenario on Sunday, defeating Argentina 4-2 in the penalty shootout.

UN report reopens old wounds over Falklands in Argentina, Britain

A UN report saying that the Falkland Islands lie within Argentina's maritime territory reopened old wounds in Britain and the South American nation as British Premier David Cameron dismissed the findings on Tuesday.

US, Argentina leaders hail "new beginning" after difficult past

Visiting US President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he hoped to rebuild the trust with Argentina that was lost during a military dictatorship 40 years ago, and that human rights and foreign investment would anchor future ties.

China has "serious concerns" over Argentina sinking Chinese trawler

China said it has "serious concerns" about an incident during which the Argentinian coastguard sank a Chinese trawler illegally fishing in its waters, reports said Wednesday.

Argentina offers 6.5-billion-dollar bondholder settlement

Argentina has proposed a settlement of 6.5 billion dollars to end a years-long dispute with bondholders related to Argentina's 2001 debt default, the lead mediator said.

Another fatal accident involving a car from Dakar Rally

A person has died following a collision of vehicles including a car from the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Tuesday.

Argentina seeks negotiations with Britain over disputed Falklands

"Argentina underscores its desire for a peaceful solution to the conflict and invites Great Britain to resume talks," the Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires said to mark 183 years of British control of the islands.

Weather causes cancellation of Dakar Rally stage one

Stage one of the Dakar Rally 2016 in Argentina was cancelled Sunday as bad weather prevented safety helicopters taking to the air, organizers said.

Accident during prologue for Dakar Rally; 13 spectators injured

Thirteen spectators were injured Saturday during the prologue for the Dakar Rally 2016 in Buenos Aires when one of the cars drove into a group of fans along the race course.