A woman walks past a graffiti that reads “No to the debt payment” in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Argentina looks set to default on its debts for a second time in less than 13 years as efforts to end an impasse with creditors suing the country b(...)

 Real Madrid have agreed  to sign Colombia forward James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year deal, the Spanish club have announced.  Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco, the European champions have announced.The Colombia i(...)

Despite the little time remaining, Argentina’s economy minister Axel Kicillof last week travelled to Brazil to a summit of emerging market nations. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

In Rebel Without a Cause, the anti-hero played by James Dean is challenged to a lethal game of chicken in which two cars must race towards a cliff. Th(...)

 Argentinian fans celebrate after the penalty shootout fagainst the  the Netherlands  at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. More fans are making theoir way to Rio for the final.   Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA 0:52

Still in shock at the destruction of their national team by Germany on Tuesday, Brazilians now fear they are about to have salt grinded into their wou(...)

  Argentina’s goalkeeper Sergio Romero reacts after making his first penalty save. Photograph:   Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

The Argentinian press hailed Sergio Romero’s “Hands of God” after the goalkeeper’s penalty shoot-out heroics earned victory over Holland in Wednesday(...)

Der Vampyr’s idea of flowing off the stage into the auditorium was carried out with an aplomb that Mahagonny got nowhere near. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

June was an interesting month for opera. Two works that were once the preserve of the Wexford Festival came to Dublin and Cork. Weill’s Rise an(...)

 Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been defended by captain and coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

For Uruguayans it was a bittersweet moment. The national team had just completed its amazing Houdini act from the group of death, eliminating Italy al(...)

Carmine Boccuzzi (centre), a lawyer representing Argentina from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Argentina has threatened to default on its debt when the government called it “impossible” to pay bond service due on June 30th, citing a US court de(...)

Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ruled out complying with a US court order to pay holders of defaulted bonds in full. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ruled out complying with a US court order to pay holders of defaulted bonds in full, leaving the (...)

Simon Zebo hard at it during the Ireland rugby squad training session at Tucumán Universitario Rugby Club ahead of the second and final Test against Argentina. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is a sense of this being a bit more like the real deal. Both sides expect improved performances on last week’s first Test and although football (...)