The price of  shares of Spanish oil giant Repsol at Madrid’s stock exchange  yesterday as  shares rose more than 3 per cent after a preliminary agreement reached by the Argentinian government and Repsol on the compensation for the expropriation of 51 per cent of YPF’s shares. Photograph: JJ Guillen/Argentina

News of a preliminary agreement between Repsol and the Argentine government on compensation for last year’s expropriation of a subsidiary of the energ(...)

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez had successful surgery yesterday to remove blood from the surface of her brain. She is expected to make a full (...)

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez (L) walks ahead of Lower House candidate Martin Insaurralde in Buenos Aires. Fernandez has been told by doctors to take a month off for health reasons. Photograph: Argentine Presidency/Reuters.

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez has been told by doctors to take a month off because of a subdural hematoma on her brain, her spokesman has sa(...)

Mark Thatcher takes in flowers as he arrives at the home of his late mother   Margaret Thatcher in  London. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Argentina’s ambassador to London has declined an invitation to attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher, Downing Street said today. N(...)

 Minister for Education and Labour TD Ruairi Quinn will represent the Government at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral next week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Labour TD and Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn will represent the Government at the funeral of Margaret Thatcher next week. Invitations to m(...)

People wade through a flooded street after a rainstorm in Buenos Aires. Record flash floods in Argentina have killed at least 54 people this week, officials have confirmed. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Record flash floods in Argentina have killed at least 54 people this week, officials have confirmed. The floods have destroyed thousands of ho(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis appears at the window of his future private apartment to bless the faithful, gathered below in St Peter's Square. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

More than 100,000 people gathered to hear Pope Francis say his first Angelus from the papal apartments at the Vatican this afternoon In (...)

Newly elected Pope Francis I (2nd R), Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, walks in the 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore during a private visit today. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Yesterday afternoon, by mistake, someone at the Italian Bishops Conference sent off a telegram of congratulations to Car(...)

Andrew Brown Lee, a Falklands islander at  the vote counting at the Town Hall in Stanley  REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Residents of the Falkland Islands voted almost unanimously to stay under British rule in a referendum aimed at winning global sympathy as Arge(...)

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