September 17, 2019

Cristina Fernandez wins Argentina President primary vote

Current Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner looks set to win a second term in office after easily beating her rivals in a primary election on Sunday. Ms Fernandez won more than 50% of the vote - which is enough to win outright in the first round presidential election in October. … [Read more...]

Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range erupts in Chile

The previously dormant Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range, in Chile has erupted sending dense clouds of ash and smoke into the sky in the best display by a non-Icelandic volcano this year. The Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range is collection of four interconnected volcanoes. It is the volcanic … [Read more...]

Real Madrid sack Jorge Valdano

Real Madrid football club Director General Jorge Valdano has been sacked after a board meeting at the Bernabeu stadium today. "We have decided to end the contractual relationship with Jorge Valdano," said Real president Florentino Perez. Valdano's removal is part of a Real reorganisation that … [Read more...]

Kim Cattrall welcomes end of dieting after 35 years

Sex and the City star, Kim Cattrall interviewed during a commerical shoot in Argentina recently, puts the secret of her slender figure down to diet and exercise. "I have literally been on a diet since 1976," says Cattrall, who also keeps her weight down with the help of a personal trainer, strong … [Read more...]

“Flights of death” arrests in Argentina

Authorities in Argentina have arrested three former policemen in connection with the "flights of death" during military rule in the 1970's. The men are accused of being part of the crew when French nun Leonie Duquet and human rights activist Azucena Villaflor were thrown from a plane in 1977. … [Read more...]

Argentina commuters burn trains to protest delays

Train passengers in Argentina furious about delays to their journeys have snapped and set fire to three commuter trains near Buenos Aires. Firefighters and police were called in to deal with major disturbances at three railway stations. The trouble started during the Monday morning rush hour … [Read more...]

Israeli Judge in Eichmann Nazi trial dies at 99

Moshe Landau, the chief judge in the 1961 trial of Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, died on Sunday at the age of 99, the Israeli government has announced. He died on the eve of the annual memorial day for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Landau was already an Israeli … [Read more...]

US Tourists drown at Iguazu Falls in Argentina

Two US tourists were killed and five people were injured when a small boat overturned while passing under a waterfall at the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Argentinian officials say seven tourists from the US, Germany and Colombia were sightseeing at Iguazu Falls in northern Argentina with a crew of … [Read more...]

Christchurch loses all Rugby World Cup Games

Christchurch, New Zealand has been stripped of all seven of its scheduled Rugby World Cup games following the devastating earthquake last month that has severely damaged the city. Christchurch's AMI Stadium, which has been badly damamged, was due to host pool games involving England, Argentina, … [Read more...]

Ecuador ‘coup’ attempt underway claims President Correa

National police took to the streets of Ecuadors capital Quito and attacked the president over what they say was the cancellation of bonuses and promotions. This is wage negtiations Ecuador style. President Rafael Correa said in a TV interview "This is a coup attempt," after having tear gas lobbed … [Read more...]

Lionel Messi injured in Barcelona win over Atletico Madrid

Lionel Messi has suffered suspected ankle ligament damage in Barcelona's 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. The Argentina star was stretchered off in the ironically named 'injury time' following a hard tackle from Atletico defender Tomas Ujfalusi. Messi had opened the … [Read more...]