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  • March 17- British Airways owner IAG said it will launch a new low-cost, long-haul airline with flights from Barcelona to the Americas, in response to rising budget competition on transatlantic routes. IAG's new airline, Level, will start in June with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana, it said in a statement on Friday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 17- Argentina is pushing for closer ties with Britain ahead of its largest trade mission to London in two decades later this month by avoiding a historical point of disagreement: competing sovereignty claims to the Falkland Islands. Argentina has also expressed interest in a bilateral trade deal as Britain exits the European Union, a...

  • BRASILIA, March 14- South American trade grouping Mercosur expects to sign a framework accord this year for a trade deal with the European Union as the U.S. shift to isolationism under President Donald Trump encourages it to look outside the hemisphere for trade opportunities, Brazil's top diplomat said on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes told Reuters...

  • *Argentina among world's biggest corn, soy exporters. BUENOS AIRES, March 13- It was not just the heavy rains that left the streets of the Argentine town of Pozo del Molle flooded for three months last year. Nearby farmers built small canals without authorization to drain their fields of surface water, redirecting flows toward urban areas and worsening the impact...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 13- Argentine labor unions appear to be pressuring the government by holding marches and threatening strikes ahead of the country's key October mid-term elections, Interior Minister Rogelio Frigerio said on Monday. President Mauricio Macri took office 15 months ago promising to jumpstart the economy by regaining the trust of investors...

  • *From Oslo to Sydney, city ties with government strained. OSLO, March 13- Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction. Although there are no officially collated statistics available, many...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 9- Consumer prices in greater Buenos Aires rose 2.5 percent in February over the previous month, Argentina's official Indec statistics agency said on Thursday, above median expectations in a Reuters poll for a 2.1 percent rise. That was nearly double 1.3 percent inflation in January, driven by an increase in electricity rates after...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 9- Consumer prices in greater Buenos Aires rose 2.5 percent in February over the previous month, Argentina's official Indec statistics agency said on Thursday, above median expectations in a Reuters poll for a 2.1 percent rise. That was nearly double 1.3 percent inflation in January, and was driven by an increase in electricity rates after...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 7- Workers represented by Argentina's main labor union gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday to protest job cuts and pay raises that have not kept up with inflation, challenging the government seven months ahead of key congressional elections. Mauricio Macri became Argentina's president in late 2015, vowing to jumpstart the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 7- Workers represented by Argentina's main labor union gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday to protest job cuts and pay raises that have not kept up with inflation, challenging the government seven months ahead of key congressional elections. The one-day picket, which attracted tens of thousands of workers, was the first march...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 6- Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday, delaying the first day of school for millions of children, as part of a two-day national strike demanding a wage increase to compensate for sky-high inflation last year. "The strike is massive across the whole country," Roberto Baradel, a Buenos Aires province teachers' union...

  • Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Interior Minister Carlos Romero said Bolivia had delivered a letter to the French ambassador and asked that the French government intervene, adding that Bolivia reserved the right to take legal action. In the video game, according to a synopsis, a Mexican drug cartel controls Bolivia and has turned it into a violent, anarchic...

  • Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Interior Minister Carlos Romero said Bolivia had delivered a letter to the French ambassador and asked that the French government intervene, adding that Bolivia reserved the right to take legal action. In the video game, according to a synopsis, a Mexican drug cartel controls Bolivia and has turned it into a violent, anarchic...

  • ROSARIO, Argentina, Feb 16- When a boat carrying soy oil destined for India ran aground on the Parana River near Buenos Aires in late January, ships loaded with most of Argentina's grains exports were blocked for hours. Increasing congestion on the Parana, which carries 80 percent of Argentina's grains exports, could hamper President Mauricio Macri's efforts to...

  • ROSARIO, Argentina, Feb 16- When a boat carrying soy oil destined for India ran aground on the Parana River near Buenos Aires in late January, ships loaded with most of Argentina's grains exports were blocked for hours. Increasing congestion on the Parana, which carries 80 percent of Argentina's grains exports, could hamper President Mauricio Macri's efforts to...

  • ROSARIO, Argentina, Feb 16- When a boat carrying soy oil destined for India ran aground on the Parana River near Buenos Aires in late January, ships loaded with most of Argentina's grains exports were blocked for hours. Increasing congestion on the Parana, which carries 80 percent of Argentina's grains exports, could hamper President Mauricio Macri's efforts to...

  • In the auto sector, which mostly serves to export cars to Brazil, the goal is to reduce the number of working days employees skip. Argentina hopes the sector, hit by a prolonged recession in Brazil in recent years, can double actual production by 2023 to 1 million vehicles per year. Brazil buys about 70 percent of Argentine-made vehicles.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 9- Consumer prices in greater Buenos Aires rose 1.3 percent in January over the previous month, Argentina's official Indec statistics agency said on Thursday, far below market expectations and in line with the central bank's annual target. Argentina does not publish countrywide inflation data, but consumer prices for the greater Buenos...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ SAO PAULO, Feb 9- When Argentina launched a tax amnesty program last year to bring billions of dollars back into the country, it found support from an unlikely corner: the banks whose clients had stashed money abroad. Some $400 billion in undeclared funds was being held outside Argentina, the economy was in recession and the government badly needed to...