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Pedro Muller and Hector Sibilla were sentenced 10 and 12 years, respectively, for 1976 kidnapping and torture of 24 workers An Argentinian court has convicted two former executives of a local Ford Motor Co plant of involvement in the abduction and torture of company workers during the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship, lawyers representing the victims said on Tuesday. The plaintiffs may try to sue Ford in US federal courts, one of the lawyers said in a telephone interview. Related: Blaming the victims: dictatorship denialism is on the rise in Argentina Continue reading.
River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 to lift Copa Libertadores Second leg of tie moved to Madrid because of crowd trouble. River Plate fans thronged on to the streets of Buenos Aires when their team scored the decisive goal, yelling Dale campen! Dale Campen! (Come on champion, come on champion!) Despite heavy rainfall, groups of fans headed for the Buenos Aires obelisk on the wide downtown 9 de Julio Avenue, the traditional scene of football celebrations, to watch River beat Boca Juniors 3-1 in the much-delayed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final in Madrid. Related: River Plate claim Copa Libertadores against 10-man Boca with Quintero goal Related: The Copa Libertadores debacle is a story of Argentinian politics Continue reading.
The decision to move the all-Argentinian South American football final to Spain after a violent incident is a sad commentary on the state of the country Argentina's president, Mauricio Macri, is famous - or infamous - for the frequency with which he interjects comments about football into his public appearances. To say this can befuddle his foreign interlocutors is putting it mildly, as the expression on Vladimir Putin's face during a joint press conference in 2016 in which Macri held forth on Argentina's World Cup chances vividly attests. The fact that football often seems like Macri's rhetorical default position shouldn't be surprising.
Australian prime minister optimistic about chances for resolution to trade row between US and China Donald Trump has told Scott Morrison he has done a fantastic job in a very short period of time as prime minister. The US president met the Australian prime minister at the G20 summit in Argentina and the leaders spoke about trade in their first ever meeting. Related: World leaders meet at G20 summit - in pictures Related: World leaders meet at G20 summit - in pictures Continue reading.
Microphone picks up French president's informal talk with prince suspected of ordering Khashoggi murder The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, suspected of ordering the murder of the dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi and accused of war crimes in the Yemen conflict, has told the French president, Emmanuel Macron, don't worry at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. The two leaders were having an informal conversation on the sidelines of the summit, standing close together and apparently unaware their conversation was being recorded. Related: G20 summit: can world leaders find unity - or is it simply showboating? Continue reading.
The Argentinian president was left alone on stage when his US counterpart, Donald Trump, walked away due to a misunderstanding during a photo opportunity. Both leaders shook hands before Trump left the stage, with Macri appearing to call after him. It appeared the Argentinian wanted Trump to remain on the stage as they awaited other world leaders for an official members' 'family photograph' Continue reading.
PM says she wants to see 'those responsible being held to account' as she juggles fraught diplomacy with shoring up Brexit deal on world stage Theresa May has said en route to the G20 summit that she plans to raise the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and the situation in Yemen with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. I am intending to speak with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. The message that I give will be very clear .
Now in its 10th year, a forum intended to secure global governance has become a stage for increasingly populist leaders The leaders from the world's 20 biggest economies converge on Buenos Aires on Friday looking for consensus on the global flows of trade and investment - at a time when such consensus has been increasingly difficult to come by. Ten years on from the first G20 summit - convened in an effort to alleviate the global financial crisis - the Argentinian hosts are struggling to find common ground among the heads of state and government representing 19 of the biggest national economies and the EU - 85% of global economic output. Related: Argentina prosecutor takes on case against Mohammed bin Salman Related: US-China tensions soar as 'new cold war' heats up Continue reading.
Saudi crown prince faces crimes against humanity prosecutionCase unlikely to advance while prince is in Argentina for G20. A prosecutor in Argentina has accepted a request to prosecute Mohammed bin Salman for alleged crimes against humanity, hours after the Saudi Arabia crown prince arrived in the country for the G20 summit. Related: Argentinian government urges Buenos Aires residents to leave city for G20 Related: Saudi prince's presence at G20 offers leaders a photo op to dread - will he go? Continue reading.
Friday has been declared a public holiday, flights will be diverted and public transport will be cancelled as city braces for protests Argentina's capital city will go into a total security shutdown on Thursday as the heads of state of the world's 20 biggest economies start arriving for the two-day G20 summit, which begins on Friday.All flights over Buenos Aires will be diverted and trains, subways and all public transport will be cancelled for the duration of the summit, as the city braces for around 33 anti-G20 protests and cultural events. Related: Saudi prince's presence at G20 offers leaders a photo op to dread - will he go? Related: Argentina prosecutors considering charges against Mohammed bin Salman at G20 Continue reading.
Writ presented by Human Rights Watch calls for prosecution over mass civilian casualties in Yemen and murder of Jamal Khashoggi Argentinian prosecutors are considering charging Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, with war crimes and torture if he flies to Buenos Aires for the G20 summit this week. The move comes after the advocacy group Human Rights Watch wrote to a federal prosecutor arguing that the Argentinian courts should invoke a universal jurisdiction statute in Argentinian law, to seek prosecution of the Prince Mohammed for mass civilian casualties caused by the Saudi-led coalition's campaign in Yemen, and for the torture of Saudi citizens, including the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. Related: Saudi prince's presence at G20 offers leaders a photo op to dread - will he go? Continue reading.
Legislators from Argentina to Ireland feel the firm has failed to get a grip on the issue, and they are ready to step in Legislators from around the world have gathered in London for the international grand committee session on fake news. Led by the UK's Damian Collins - as chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee - representatives from nine countries are grilling Richard Allan, Facebook's vice-president of policy solutions, on Tuesday at the House of Commons. Here is why each country has questions for Facebook to answer.