Mauricio Macri

Thyssenkrupp has offered help to Argentina over disappeared submarine

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Thyssenkrupp, has offered assistance to Argentinian authorities in an investigation into the disappearance of a submarine last month, a spokesman said on Friday.<p>The ARA San Juan was delivered in 1985 and built by a unit of Thyssen AG, which merged with Krupp to form …

World News

Argentine Congress to make fresh attempt at pension debate on Monday

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's lower house of Congress will try on Monday to debate the government's pension bill, lawmakers said on Friday, after the first attempt at discussing it this week ended with violent protests that forced the legislature to suspend session.<p>The bill, key to President …

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Violent protests against Argentina pension reform force vote suspension

Protesters clash with policemen outside the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 14, 2017. Photo: Reuters<p>BUENOS AIRES - A trade …

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Clashes break out as Argentines protest pension reform

Argentine police clashed Thursday with demonstrators protesting reforms to the retirement and pension system.<p>Police in riot gear shot tear gas and …

Business

Argentina Lithium Tour - Orocobre Wins The Race To The Start In Argentina

2017 Argentina Lithium Tour - Part of a short series of documents covering my journey high into the Andean Mountains.<p>Orocobre continues to cement its …

Business

Madalena Energy: Huge Growth Potential, Massive Undervaluation

Madalena Energy is not just underfollowed; it's stigmatized as being mishandled by the previous management and operating in a hostile business …

Business

Pressure to ditch fossil fuel projects increase as severe weather picks up

Paris - Pressure is mounting on businesses to divest from fossil fuel projects, with the World Bank also announcing this week that it would stop …

Climate

US broadside leaves WTO meeting in tatters

At the current meeting of the World Trade Organization, the top US trade representative has launched a broadside at the trade body's 164 members, …

Business

Ten Silver Linings in 2017

In a year of tumult, were there any positive trends? Experts point to a number of areas where progress was made, from reducing child mortality and …

International Relations

Emerging Markets Shrug Off Crises For Best Gains in Eight Years

2017 is set to go down as the year when easy monetary policy and budding global growth came together to deliver blockbuster returns for the world’s …

Economics

Missing Argentine Submarine Latest: ‘New Objects’ Found During Search For ARA San Juan

The search for Argentina’s missing military submarine continued on this week almost a month after the vessel went missing. Authorities said a “new …

World News

Holiday party season style inspiration: Royals wearing velvet

LOG IN<p>December 11, 2017<p><b>Searching for style inspiration this holiday party season? Take a cue from your favorite members of royalty and wear velvet!</b> …

Royal Family

Prabhu Meets USTR, Bats For Permanent Solution To Food Security

Prabhu met Lighthizer at the initiative of Argentinean minister Susana Malcorra, who is also the chair of the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) 11th …

Food Security

Iranian Terror. Argentinian Cover Up. Justice at Last?

One morning last week, Argentines woke up to a political earthquake: A judge had charged a former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, with “treason against the homeland,” punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Her crime? Nothing less than covering up Iran’s role in one of the deadliest …

Opinion

Argentina criticised for banning NGOs from conference over social media posts

President Macri under fire for revoking accreditations for World Trade Organisation conference over ‘calls for violence’, a charge those affected deny<p>Argentina’s centre-right president Mauricio Macri has come under heavy criticism for banning representatives of 26 international NGOs from attending …

Business

Daily briefing: WTO backlash, NK-US tensions, lunch with Daniel Ellsberg

Neil Munshi, Chris Nuttall and Mercedes Ruehl<p>December 10, 2017<p><i>How good is your grasp of the news? Try our weekly FirstFT quiz.</i><p>An assault by Donald …

Daniel Ellsberg

WTO's ministerial conference begins

The World Trade Organization's 11th ministerial meeting has opened in Buenos Aires amid concerns that the U.S. is pulling back from its position as …

Business

The U.S. Has Way Too Many Secrets

A Q&A with Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, on the historical value of Hillary Clinton's emails, the sins of Julian Assange, and what national secrets are really worth keeping.<p>How much does it cost to keep a secret? Well, the U.S. government sort of has an answer: $16.89 …

Business

Trump assault on WTO sparks member backlash

Shawn Donnan and Benedict Mander in Buenos Aires<p>December 10, 2017<p>An assault by Donald Trump on the World Trade Organization has provoked a backlash …

Robert Lighthizer

Liam Fox seeks to spearhead tech giants’ grab for ‘digital oil’

Britain’s trade secretary says he wants to discuss rules on customs duties at WTO summit, but campaigners allege a broader agenda<p>Britain’s trade secretary, Liam Fox, will be a star of this week’s meeting in Buenos Aires of the World Trade Organisation. This won’t be for anything he has to say so …

Business

The Gap Between The Army And Society In Argentina – Analysis

By<p>By Eugenia Rosales Matienzo*<p>Two full days had passed after the disappearance of the submarine ARA San Juan before Argentine naval spokesman Enrique …

ARA San Juan

Activists unwelcome at Argentina-hosted WTO meeting

Argentina has blocked entry to anti-globalization activists ahead of its hosting of a key World Trade Organization meeting. The WTO agenda includes …

News

Argentina blocks two activists from entry on eve of WTO meeting

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina blocked two European activists from entering the country on the eve of the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires, the two told a local radio program on Saturday.<p>Sally Burch, a British activist and journalist for the Latin American …

World News

I Was Banned From The WTO For Defending People’s Rights

Trade deals affect people’s everyday lives from the food we eat to the energy we use, and should not be discussed in secret, behind closed doors. Yet …

Rights & Freedoms

Arrests, judicial reforms under Macri worry Argentina opposition

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri has pushed out the chief prosecutor, argued for federal judges to be fired and is planning judicial reforms as charges pile up against his predecessor's government.<p>Macri's supporters have cheered what they see as an overdue effort to …

Latin America

Former Argentinian president charged with treason

The legal net closing in around Cristina Kirchner tightened this week after a judge charged the former Argentine president with treason.In an …

News (Ireland)

Argentina judge orders arrest of ex-president Kirchner over Iran cover-up

An Argentine judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of the country’s former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for allegedly covering up Iranian …

Corruption

Last Known Photo Of Missing Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan Released

What appeared to be the last known photograph of a missing Argentine submarine was released online this week. The photo, which was tweeted by the …

World News

Deep-sea object is spotted in search for missing Argentine submarine

Workers used sonar equipment Monday to investigate a deep-sea object found 26 days after an Argentine sub went missing with 44 crew members …

News (China)

Judge Seeks Arrest of Ex-President of Argentina on Treason Charges

BUENOS AIRES — A federal judge asked Argentina’s Senate on Thursday to allow the arrest of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the former president, on treason and other charges relating to Iran’s possible involvement in the unsolved 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which …

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