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Powerful 7.4-magnitude quake strikes north Chile near Argentine border. No reports of major damage

Jul. 19, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck northern Chile near its border with Argentina late Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, shaking homes and causing power outages. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. The quake's epicenter was...

30 years after attack on Argentina's Jewish center, Milei makes promises. But the anguish remains

Jul. 18, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — On each passing anniversary of the deadly 1994 attack against Argentina's largest Jewish community center, Diana Malamud said she endures a brutal “Groundhog Day.” In her version of the Kafkaesque nightmare that traps her in the same day over and...

Argentina tops FIFA men's rankings as government hits back at critics of team's racist France song

Jul. 18, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

Argentina was confirmed as the world’s No. 1 team in the FIFA men’s rankings on Thursday, as the national government doubled down on defending the players who celebrated winning the Copa America by singing a racist song targeting No. 2-ranked France. The fallout of the chant sung...

Lionel Messi asked to apologize for Argentina players' racist chant

Jul. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

Lionel Messi faced calls on Wednesday to apologize for racist chants made by Argentina's players after they won the Copa America. An Argentinean government official said Messi, who is the team captain, and the president of the country’s soccer federation, Claudio Tapia, should...

Interpol arrests 300 people in a global crackdown on West African crime groups across 5 continents

Jul. 17, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In a global operation targeting West African organized crime groups across five continents, police arrested 300 people, seized $3 million and blocked 720 bank accounts, Interpol said Tuesday. Operation Jackal III, which ran from 10 April to 3 July in 21...

French federation files complaint after 'racist and discriminatory remarks' by Argentina players

Jul. 16, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French soccer federation pledged Tuesday to file a complaint with FIFA over “racist and discriminatory remarks” by Argentina players in post-match chants about France's team after their Copa America title win. Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 on Sunday at Miami...

AP Sports Week in Pictures: Victories by Argentina and Spain in soccer; Carlos Alcaraz at Wimbledon

Jul. 16, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

The global sports week culminated with a victory by Argentina at the Copa America, a triumph by Spain at the Euro 2024 tournament and countryman Carlos Alcaraz lifting the trophy at Wimbledon on Sunday. Associated Press photographers were there as Argentina topped Colombia 1-0 on...

Sports betting roundup: Pete Alonso has best odds to win MLB’s Home Run Derby on BetMGM Sportsbook

Jul. 15, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

The Euro 2024 and Copa America tournaments concluded on Sunday with some exciting championship games. Spain beat England 2-1 to win the Euro 2024 championship. Mikel Oyarzabal’s goal in the 86th minute proved to be the game-winner. It was Spain’s fourth European Championship,...

Argentina fans revel in their Copa America triumph, a brief respite from their country's crises

Jul. 15, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines taking to the streets to revel in their Copa América triumph late Sunday inhabit a very different place now than they did 19 months ago, when their World Cup win sent millions surging into the same Buenos Aires square in a howl of collective celebration....

Argentina beats Colombia 1-0 in Copa America final after crowd control issues cause match delay

Jul. 15, 2024 02:40 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Argentina defeated Colombia 1-0 in the Copa America final Sunday evening in a match that was delayed more than an hour because of crowd issues, including fans breaching security gates. Hours before Argentina won its record 16th Copa America title, fans...