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Argentina’s President Javier Milei meets Czech leaders to wrap up his trip to Europe

Jun. 24, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Argentina’s self-described anarcho-capitalist President Javier Milei wrapped up his brief trip to three European Union countries by visiting the Czech Republic on Monday. Milei met Czech leaders, including his counterpart, retired Gen. Petr Pavel and conservative...

Argentina's Milei meets German officials in controversial lap around Europe

Jun. 23, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Argentina's self-described anarcho-capitalist President Javier Milei met with German officials on Sunday in Berlin, part of his ongoing lap of Europe which has been greeted with both celebration and outrage. In a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on...

Messi and Argentina overcome Canada and poor surface, start Copa America title defense with 2-0 win

Jun. 21, 2024 01:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lionel Messi's passing brilliance got Argentina off to a winning start in the defense of its Copa America title, overcoming Canada and a poor playing surface at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Messi's through ball led to Julián Álvarez’s 49th-minute goal and the...

The 'Mes-si!' chants started more than an hour before Copa America opener, and he sets up both goals

Jun. 21, 2024 01:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The chants of “Mes-si! Mes-si! Mes-si!" started more than an hour before kickoff and kept up throughout Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Canada on Thursday night in the Copa America opener. Lionel Messi set up both goals on a night he played in his record 35th Copa...

Argentina, Canada criticize playing surface at Mercedes-Benz Stadium after Copa America opener

Jun. 21, 2024 00:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After Argentina beat Canada 2-0 in Thursday night's Copa America opener, the teams criticized the playing surface at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “The field was a disaster,” Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez said. “It seems like a springboard with the ball...

Argentina's president promises to quash corruption then shocks with his Supreme Court pick

Jun. 21, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Campaigning last year as a libertarian outsider, Javier Milei electrified rallies with his vows to destroy Argentina’s corrupt political elite. But the eccentric economist-turned-president now faces accusations of hypocrisy over his Supreme Court nomination. ...

Lionel Messi could be playing in his final tournament with Argentina at Copa America

Jun. 19, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — It's sad but true, Copa America could mark Lionel Messi's final chapter with Argentina's national soccer team. The World Cup winner will turn 37 during the tournament in the United States, which kicks off Thursday. He's clearly past his peak at Inter...

Lionel Messi and Argentina will try for a 3rd straight major title in Copa America

Jun. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Messi and Argentina will try to match Spain’s feat of three consecutive major titles when the Copa America kicks off Thursday night. Coming off championships in the 2021 Copa America and the 2022 World Cup, Messi will be four days shy of his 37th birthday...

Jittery markets rally after Argentina's Milei gets his first legislative triumph on sweeping reforms

Jun. 13, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Wall Street rallied Thursday as Argentina's President Javier Milei traveled to Italy for the Group of Seven summit, buoyed by his first legislative victory after the Senate passed sweeping proposals to slash state spending and boost his powers. Having...

Argentina's monthly inflation falls to 4.2%, the lowest in two years, even as annual inflation remains near 300%

Jun. 13, 2024 15:20 PM EDT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's monthly inflation falls to 4.2%, the lowest in two years, even as annual inflation remains near 300%.