Argentina needs to step up efforts ahead of World Cup 2018 – coach
11 November 2017 | 6:00 am
Argentina's coach hopes his side can lift their performance by the time the World Cup rolls around in 2018.
21 Feb 2021
People queue up in Buenos Aires at a funeral procession for former Argentine president Carlos Menem. Argentina has declared three days of mourning over the death of the country's former leader, who was 90.
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Thousands of demonstrators gather outside Argentina's Palace of Justice, seat of the Supreme Court, to demand justice in the murder of 18-year-old Ursula Bahillo -- who was allegedly murdered by her ex-partner after not receiving police protection despite filing several complaints against him -- and to protest against gender violence.
1 Mar 2021
Demonstrators in Buenos Aires protest against a scandal that allowed people to receive Covid-19 vaccinations if they had government connections. Argentina's former health minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia resigned over a week ago after it emerged he had helped acquaintances cut in line to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.
12 Mar 2021
An Argentinian mechanic shop owner speaks of the difficulties he faces after huge fires swept through part of Patagonia. The fires have left at least seven people injured and hundreds were forced to evacuate as the fire bore down.
21 May 2021
In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe.
31 May 2021
Santiago Andres Cafiero, Argentina's Chief of Cabinet of Ministers, says that his country "tried to keep its commitment" to hosting the Copa America but that the "the epidemiological situation made it impossible for Argentina to do so," as it endures a record virus surge.
3 Jun 2021
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni says it is "alarming" and "worrisome" that the Copa America is now slated to be hosted in Brazil amid the pandemic.
11 Jun 2021
European papers greet Joe Biden with a mixture of warmth and suspicion as he embarks on his "test" with European allies. US rival Vladimir Putin warns that "Russia's domestic affairs will not be up for discussion", but the US president does look set to weigh in on the "Brexit sausage war". Plus: Argentina's president sparks anger with comments that "Brazilians came from the jungle" and Italians criticise their football team's official portrait for the Euro tournament.
15 Jun 2021
Watching on from a bar in Buenos Aires, Argentina fans react after their side was held to a 1-1 draw by Chile in their opening Copa America Group A match. Superstar Lionel Messi scored a stunning free-kick but Eduardo Vargas equalised in the second half.
24 Jun 2021
Argentina reaches an agreement with the Paris Club that will allow it to avoid a default on payments on July 31 and will imply a relief of some 2,000 million dollars, the Minister of Economy, Martin Guzman, announces.
23 Jun 2021
Argentina breathes a sigh of relief after the country reached a deal with the Paris Club of international creditors to extend the repayment period for the bulk of its $2.4 billion worth of debt. Without the agreement, the country would have defaulted at the end of July. Plus, Morgan Stanley is reportedly planning to bar unvaccinated staff and clients from entering its offices in New York starting next month and to lift some Covid-19 restrictions in return.
11 Jul 2021
Argentina won their first major title in 28 years on Saturday (July 10) when an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a 1-0 win over Brazil and a record-equalling 15th Copa America. Di Maria started for just the second time in the Copa and he justified his selection by scoring the opener midway through the first half. Renan Lodi failed to cut out a long ball forward from Rodrigo De Paul and Di Maria lobbed the stranded Ederson with aplomb.
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