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  • NEW YORK, July 22- A U.S. judge overseeing Argentina's debt restructuring case on Tuesday ordered negotiators for the country and holdout investors to meet with a court-appointed mediator until a settlement is reached, as time runs short before a potential default. Argentina has been pushed to the brink of a fresh debt default by U.S. court decisions.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- A leading holdout investor in Argentina's debt battle said Tuesday that the country still has no interest in negotiations, just hours before a hearing on previous orders requiring the country pay holdout bondholders. Late Monday, Argentina asked U.S.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 18- Argentina signed deals on Friday to borrow $7.5 billion from China at a time when the Latin American country cannot tap global capital markets because of disputes over unpaid debt. China is Argentina's second-largest trading partner after neighbor Brazil.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 18- Argentina on Friday will sign deals to borrow $7.5 billion from China, its Cabinet chief said, at a time when the Latin American country cannot tap global capital markets due to disputes over unpaid debt.

  • Russia tries energy diplomacy close to US shores Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    A gas drilling operation in Cuba.

    Vladimir Putin swung through Latin America arranging energy deals—but that's not the only thing he hoped to achieve.

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    Foreign markets could offer the best bet, Michael Novogratz of Fortress Investment Group says.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Aurelius Capital Management, one of the lead holdout creditors seeking to settle with Argentina over sovereign debt payments from its 2002 default, said on Monday the government faces a new crisis on July 30 unless it engages in serious negotiations. "Absent a deal, Argentina's next sovereign debt crisis will start on July 30.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Aurelius Capital Management, one of the lead holdout creditors seeking to settle with Argentina over sovereign debt payments from its 2002 default, said on Monday the government faced a new crisis on July 30 unless it engages in real talks.

  • UPDATE 1-Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, July 12- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with Argentina on Saturday on the second stop of a tour to bolster trade ties and strengthen Russia's influence in Latin America.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 12- Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on the sidelines of the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, although no talks were being planned at this point, a spokesman for the Kremlin said on Saturday.

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York. Argentina continues to demand Griesa reinstate a stay, or suspension, on his judgments while talks continue. Holdouts say Argentina still refuses to negotiate without any pre-conditions.

  • World leaders need to worry about water: Gorbachev Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev.

    By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in regions with water scarcity. The international community needs to act now, says Mikhail Gorbachev.

  • Argentina and holdout creditors flood papers in ad war Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 9- The battleground between Argentina and its holdout creditors shifted from U.S. courts to the court of public opinion as both sides took out full-page advertisements to argue their cases in the world's major newspapers.

  • Germany will face Argentina in the World Cup final Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    It was no Brazilian slaughter, but the Netherlands-Argentina World Cup semi-final still generated plenty of passion on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, July 8- Investors holding over $6 billion worth of unrestructured Argentine sovereign debt are starting the process of organizing negotiating committees, encouraged by Buenos Aires' stated desire to settle with 100 percent of all of its creditors.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina said on Tuesday it would meet with a mediator in the country's dispute with holdout investors for a second time this week, lifting market hopes for a deal needed to avoid another painful debt default.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina said on Tuesday it would meet with a mediator in the country's dispute with holdout investors for a second time this week, lifting market hopes for a deal needed to avoid another painful debt default.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina's top presidential candidates say a deal to avoid a debt default is essential for their economic reform programs but they are not attacking the government's hard stance against "holdout" investors because it could be political suicide.

  • President Cristina Fernandez's government has until July 30 to reach a deal with the funds in a dispute that has pushed Latin America's No. 3 economy to the brink of its second default in 12 years. Economy Minister Axel Kicillof spent four hours hashing through the case in New York on Monday with the special master, Daniel Pollack, who was appointed by U.S.

  • The minister re-iterated that Argentina could not carry out Griesa's ruling to immediately pay $1.33 billion plus accrued interest to the group of holdouts led by Elliott Management Corp and Aurelius Capital Management, according to a ministry statement.