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America’s aggressive announcements on trade  dominated the agenda at the G20 financial summit, with US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin  saying the US was ‘not afraid’ of a trade war. Photograph: Reuters

There was one thing on the minds of policymakers at the G20 financial summit, which finished in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. America’s aggressive announ(...)

City Hall in Dublin is illuminated in green for the four-day-long St Patrick’s festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Ray D’Arcy Show RTE One, March 17th, 9.45pm American TV host Jerry Springer will be talking about his show - which is in its 27th season - and w(...)

‘ I changed career, learned a new language, found my passion. It was exciting, liberating, and, at times, really lonely.’

“I’m moving back to Europe”. This is my line about leaving Argentina in May. After five years of inflation, instability and muling basic necessities l(...)

Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara is a descendent of Patrick Lynch, who arrived in Argentina from Ireland in the mid-1700s. Photograph: Grey Villet/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Sitting in her high-ceilinged living room in Buenos Aires, Ginger Kearney, third generation Irish-Argentine, leaned toward me and whispered, “They di(...)

Lord Michael Bates dramatically offers his resignation at the despatch box at the House of Lords. Photograph: PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has rejected international development minister Lord Michael Bates’s resignation hours after he dramatically quit a(...)

EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom at the World Trade Organisation conference in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Getty Images

It took close to eight years to create the World Trade Organisation. The global policeman on world trade has never been one for speedy progress. But, (...)

Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year. Photograph: iStock

Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year after European negotiators said they needed(...)

 Former president of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner:  elected to the senate in October, which gives her parliamentary immunity from prosecution. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

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

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) at a meeting earlier this year wit h European Council President Donald Tusk (L) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

The European Union and Japan concluded negotiations on a free trade deal to create the world’s largest open economic area, signalling their rejection(...)

Argentina coach   Daniel Hourcade: “The top teams, you only surprise them once. Now it’s harder. That is our challenge.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

By rights they shouldn’t really be on the same pitch much less hoping to beat Ireland. Argentina always have to battle the factors of geographical is(...)

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