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Messi 2 goals, accosted twice, Argentina tops Jamaica 3-0

Sep. 28, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Lionel Messi responded to an in-game, on-field request for a signature with a signature goal. Messi scored two goals and was twice accosted by fans running on the field as Argentina extended its unbeaten streak to 35 matches over three years by beating Jamaica...

Scaloni to remain as Argentina coach through 2026 World Cup

Sep. 27, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

HARRISON, N,J. (AP) — Lionel Scaloni will remain as Argentina's national team coach through the 2026 World Cup. Chiqui Tapia, president of the Argentine Football Association, made the announcement after Tuesday night's 3-0 win over Jamaica in the Albiceleste's next-to-last tuneup...

Fire in Argentina refinery kills three

Sep. 22, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A fire at an oil refinery in southwestern Argentina killed at least three people early Thursday, according to local authorities. Firefighters worked throughout the morning to extinguish the blaze that started at a storage tank at the New American Oil...

Atlanta's Thiago Almada in Argentina squad for friendlies

Sep. 15, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Atlanta United forward Thiago Almada was included in Argentina's 28-man squad Thursday for two World Cup warm-up matches to be played in the United States this month. The team will face Honduras on Sept. 23 in Miami and Jamaica four days later in New...

Viewer's guide for this year's World Cup in Qatar

Sep. 15, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title. One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field reasons as those on it — is just around...

Argentina: Third person arrested in VP assassination attempt

Sep. 13, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A third person has been arrested as part of the investigation into the assassination attempt on Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández — a move that suggests the incident could have involved a network of people. Agustina Díaz, who appears to...

Judge indicts 19 in yoga sect that used sex to lure powerful

Sep. 08, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — A judge in Argentina indicted 19 people on Thursday for their alleged involvement in a yoga school in Buenos Aires that operated like a sect and coerced female members to have sex with rich and powerful men in order to obtain money and other benefits. Judge...

Paraguay seeks clues in slaying of journalist in border city

Sep. 07, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Paraguayan investigators searched for clues Wednesday in the killing of a journalist in the northern end of the country, while prosecutors disputed accusations that law enforcement officials failed to protect the victim. Humberto Coronel, 33, a...

Police detain partner of Argentina attack suspect

Sep. 05, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The partner of a man suspected of trying to assassinate Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been arrested by police as investigators tried Monday to determine if the attacker was part of a wider plot. Brenda Uliarte, the...

John Paul I, briefly serving, 'smiling" pope, is beatified

Sep. 04, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified one of his predecessors, John Paul I, a briefly serving pontiff who distinguished himself with his humility and cheerfulness, and whose abrupt death in his bedroom in 1978 shocked the world and fueled suspicions for years about his demise. ...