A swarm of locusts last September in the Lavalle area of Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina. Farmers reported seeing swarms that were four miles wide and two miles high. Photograph: Senasa via The New York Times

Farmers and fumigators in Argentina are running out of time as they scramble to control the country’s worst plague of locusts in more than half a cent(...)

Pope Francis arrives with chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni to Rome’s main synagogue. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis received a warm and emotional welcome from Rome’s Jewish community on Sunday afternoon when he visited the Rome synagogue in what was onc(...)

Links between Ireland and other nations will be celebrated during the  international Easter Rising commemoration programme. Photograph: The Irish Times

A three-month programme celebrating links between Argentina and Ireland, along with an exhibition and seminar on Roger Casement in Brazil, have been a(...)

Gendarmerie at a demonstration in Buenos Aires in April 2014. Tuesday’s road accident victims were with the  National Gendarmerie, a special police force typically charged with patrolling frontier regions. Photograph: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images

At least 41 police officers have been killed after a bus in a convoy in northern Argentina fell off the side of a bridge. The bus was one of three ca(...)

Rescue crews on the banks of an artificial lake in the Mendoza river where a  helicopter crashed. Photograph: AFP

A helicopter carrying a team filming for an MTV reality show has crashed in western Argentina, killing at least two people. The Bell 206 helicopter c(...)

Outgoing Argentina president Cristina Kirchner delivers a speech to supporters in front of Casa Rosada presidential residence in Buenos Aires. Photograph: EPA

Tens of thousands of supporters filled Argentina’s most famous square to say goodbye to president Cristina Kirchner, who lauded her government’s achie(...)

Argentina’s president-elect Mauricio Macri: wants a free trade deal between Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance trade bloc of Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Mauricio Macri’s swearing-in as Argentina’s first democratically elected right-wing president takes place on Thursday amid an unedifying spat with the(...)

Pope Francis greets  children during his visit in Nairobi, Kenya. The pontiff told a packed stadium in the city: ‘Let’s hold hands together, let’s stand up as a sign against bad tribalism.’

Pope Francis urged young Kenyans on Friday not to yield to the sweet lure of corruption, and urged them to help those tempted by “fanatical” id(...)

Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey of Ireland in action in the 49er Women’s race during the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Buenos Aires proved memorable for up-and-coming prospects Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey last weekend as the pair narrowly missed qua(...)

Supporters of the victorious presidential hopeful of the Cambiemos party, Mauricio Macri celebrate his win in downtown Buenos Aires on November 22, 2015. Photograph: Emiliano Lasalvia/AFP/Getty Images

Conservative opposition challenger Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing to an end more than a decade of free-spen(...)