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Messi's hometown offers emotional trip to his childhood

Dec. 9, 2019 1:34 PM EST

ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — Soccer wasn't always Lionel Messi's favorite activity. When he was a child in the modest neighborhood of La Bajada in his Argentine hometown of Rosario, he spent his time bicycling with friends, building forts out of branches and stones, playing hide and seek — and...

Mexico recalls Argentina ambassador for alleged book theft

Dec. 9, 2019 10:20 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico recalled its ambassador to Argentina after a video surfaced suggesting he may have tried to steal a book from a Buenos Aires bookstore. Ambassador Óscar Valero Recio Becerra “has been ordered to return home,” said Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo...

Trump against the world: A snapshot of his trade disputes

Dec. 3, 2019 4:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are lots of ways, it seems, to land on one of President Donald Trump’s tariff hit lists. Countries can allegedly steal U.S. trade secrets. Or they can introduce a tax that the Trump administration doesn’t like. Or they can be unlucky enough to find themselves in such...

Markets Right Now: Stocks sink as trade conflicts escalate

Dec. 3, 2019 4:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly lower after President Donald Trump indicated he was in no hurry to make a trade deal with China. Technology companies, which do a lot of business with China, stocks led the declines. Intel...

Forever war: US and China struggle to defuse trade conflict

Dec. 3, 2019 12:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses and investors have been nervously monitoring U.S.-China trade talks for months, hoping the world’s two biggest economies can de-escalate their trade war and restore some predictability to global commerce. President Donald Trump delivered another setback to the optimists...

Argentine ex-leader angrily denounces graft charges at trial

Dec. 2, 2019 5:53 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández made an unusual detour Monday on her way back to power as vice president, appearing in court to defend herself against corruption charges stemming from her time in office. The former leader, who becomes vice president in...

Markets Right Now: Tech companies lead stocks broadly lower

Dec. 2, 2019 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Technology companies led stocks broadly lower, getting the market off to a weak start for the month after a strong November. Adobe fell 2.2% Monday and Applied Materials gave up 2.1%. Traders were focusing on more...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after Trump slaps tariffs

Dec. 2, 2019 4:27 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s U.S.-focused foreign policy efforts suffered a severe setback on Monday when his American counterpart Donald Trump pledged to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on the South American nation. Trump initially leveled the threat by Twitter while...

10 grizzly bears relocated from Argentina to Colorado

Dec. 2, 2019 9:44 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Ten grizzly bears from a zoo in Argentina are adjusting to their new home at Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary. The bruins were flown from Argentina to Dallas then driven to Keenesburg, north of Denver, in late November. After an adjustment period, sanctuary officials plan to move the...

New UN nuclear agency chief: “firm and fair” stance on Iran

Dec. 2, 2019 7:27 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The incoming head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency said Monday he will take a “firm and fair” approach toward inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities, and plans to visit Tehran in the near future. Argentine diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi’s comments came...