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Wreck of Argentine submarine found year after going missing – navy

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:38 PM

Ocean Infinity finds the ARA San Juan in the Atlantic Ocean

A black ribbon hangs next to supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 24, 2017. Argentina's navy confirmed Thursday that an unusual noise heard in the Atlantic near the last known position of a missing submarine appeared to be an explosion, dashing the last hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members alive. Relatives of the missing sailors reacted with grief and anger to the news after holding out hope since the sub was reported overdue at its Mar del Plata base on November 17, two days after the explosion.  / AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICH

Romero: Argentina has to beat Brazil even without Messi

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Lionel Messi is believed to have asked for some time off from international duty ahead of next year's Copa America in Brazil

MISSING. Lionel Messi has missed three international friendlies since Argentina was booted out of the 2018 World Cup. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

What does 10,000,000% inflation look like? See Venezuela

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:27 PM

In 2019 hyperinflation in Venezuela is expected to leave earth's orbit, hitting 10 million percent, a figure so large and improbable, readers of the IMF report had to count the zeroes to make sure they had the correct number

Picture of a new five Bolivar-note (R) and its equivalent in old Bolivar-bills in Caracas on August 20, 2018. Caracas is issuing new banknotes after lopping five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, casting a pall of uncertainty over businesses and consumers across the country. / AFP PHOTO / Federico PARRA

Pro-hunting nations block whale sanctuary bid

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Pro-whaling Japan has voted against the project, backed by commercial whaling states Iceland and Norway, as well as Russia

RESEARCH. This undated handout picture released from the Instutute of Cetacean Research on November 18, 2014 shows a minke whale on the deck of a whaling ship for research whaling at Antarctic Ocean. Photo from The Institute of Cetacean Research / AFP

New mission to find Argentine sub that sank with 44 crew on board

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:49 PM

The Seabed Constructor will set out September 7 from the port of Comodoro Rivadavia, some 1,800 kilometers south of Buenos Aires, carrying both Argentine sailors and relatives of the missing submariners

Argentine senate approves search of Kirchner homes

Aug 23, 2018 - 9:14 AM

In a fiery and defiant speech to the chamber, former president Cristina Kirchner reiterates that the cases against her are politically motivated

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:24 PM

Here is the state of play regarding lawsuits and restrictions on the use of glyphosate around the world

GLYPHOSATE. Roundup products are seen for sale at a store in San Rafael, California, on July, 9, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Marches and tears on eve of vote to legalize abortion in Argentina

Aug 06, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Abortion is a thorny issue in Argentina – which is mostly Roman Catholic and the home country of Pope Francis, the first pontiff born in Latin America

PRO-ABORTION. Activists in favor of legalizing of abortion hold a march disguised as characters from Canadian author Margaret Atwood's feminist dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale", display green headscarves as they perform at the 'Parque de la Memoria' (Remembrance Park) in Buenos Aires. Photo by Alejandro Pagni/AFP

Batang Gilas drops heartbreaker to Argentina

Jul 04, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Host Argentina keeps the Philippines winless in the FIBA Under-17 World Cup

ONE FOR THE FANS. Leading scorer Juan Francisco Fernandez (left) savors host Argentina’s first win in the FIBA U17 World Cup at the expense of RC Calimag (right) and Batang Gilas, who finished winless in the group phase. Photo from FIBA

France's Mbappe hailed as new global superstar

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:54 PM

The 19-year-old outshines Lionel Messi with two goals as France sends Argentina packing in the World Cup

Will Messi quit the international stage after Argentina World Cup pain?

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Argentina's loss to France in the last 16 is the earliest Messi has exited in the quadrennial competition

HEARTBREAKER. Lionel Messi suffers another heartbreak in the World Cup. File photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP


France ends Messi's dream in World Cup classic

Jul 01, 2018 - 7:05 AM

Superb Mbappe strikes to send Messi, Argentina crashing out

TEEN TITAN. France’s forward Kylian Mbappe becomes the youngest player to score two goals in a World Cup match since Pele in 1958. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Prediksi Prancis vs Argentina: Bisa tepis keraguan, La Albiceleste?

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Prancis masih lebih percaya diri ketimbang Argentina

Foto dari FIFA.com

Messi, Ronaldo gear up for World Cup knockout phase

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:54 AM

The football rivals are just a win away from setting a blockbuster quarterfinal clash

STAR POWER. Arentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves on the same side of a tough last 16 bracket. Photos by Lluis Gene/AFP

World Cup 2018: Messi must deliver, France must fire

Jun 30, 2018 - 12:18 AM

The first last-16 match features a fascinating clash between two underachieving squads

FACE-OFF. Argentina's Lionel Messi and France's Antoine Griezmann hope to recapture their best forms. Photos by Hector Retamal and Olga Maltseva/AFP

World Cup 2018: The last 16

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Check out how the 16 teams rank ahead of the World Cup's knockout stages

STRONG START. Belgium (in red) downs England, 1-0, in their final group game to join Croatia and Uruguay as the only teams to win all 3 games in the group stage. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

World Cup wide open after dramatic group stage

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Croatia stays impressive, Brazil finds its footing, while France and Argentina labor through

CONSISTENCY. Croatian star Luka Modric (right) looks to lead the way again in the last 16 after Croatia’s impressive run in the group stage. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina thriller

Jun 27, 2018 - 2:21 PM

The football legend falls ill after animatedly cheering for his country

IMPASSIONED. The loud Diego Maradona becomes the center of attention. Photo by Olga Matseva/AFP

Messi suffered more than ever to reach World Cup last 16

Jun 27, 2018 - 9:24 AM

Argentina avoids humiliating early exit as Messi, Rojo rescue the country's campaign

RELIEF. Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi (top) celebrates the last-gasp goal of teammate Marcos Rojo. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Preview Argentina vs Nigeria: Asa Terakhir La Albiceleste

Jun 26, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Argentina tidak punya pilihan lain selain memenangi laga kontra Nigeria jika ingin lolos ke babak knock out

LATIH. Timnas Argentina mempersiapkan diri menghadapi laga kontra Nigeria. Foto dari instagram @afaseleccion

Messi's Argentina has a shot at World Cup redemption

Jun 26, 2018 - 3:26 PM

If Argentina beats Nigeria and Iceland fails to win against Croatia, they will go through to the last 16. If Iceland wins, it will be time to get the calculators out.

NOT OVER. Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina squad look to clinch their first World Cup win over Nigeria.

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Jun 25, 2018 - 3:22 PM

The 2014 World Cup finalists need a win against Nigeria and an Iceland loss to Croatia to secure a spot in the final 16

FINDING HIS MARK. Lionel Messi is still seeking for his first 2018 World Cup goal. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP


Enam negara lolos, siapa menyusul ke babak 16 Besar?

Jun 25, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Jalan masih panjang menuju final

LOLOS. Eden Hazard, Harry Kane dan Luis Suarez memastikan tim mereka lolos ke babak 16 Besar Piala Dunia 2018. Foto dari FIFA.com

Messi feels pain as World Cup dream turns to nightmare

Jun 22, 2018 - 11:53 AM

Croatia in euphoria after complete domination of Messi's powerhouse Argentina

STUNNER. Football superstar Lionel Messi (left) and Argentina fall flat against a disciplined Croatia side. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Messi dan air mata Maradona

Jun 22, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Jangan menangis, Messi...

BEBAN BERAT. Harapan seluruh warga Argentina jadi beban berat bagi seorang Lionel Messi. Foto dari FIFA.com

Preview Argentina vs Kroasia: Ajang pembuktian Messi

Jun 21, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Gagal menang, Argentina terancam angkat koper dari Piala Dunia 2018

MENGECEWAKAN. Lionel Messi tampil mengecewakan di laga perdana bersama Argentina di Piala Dunia 2018. Foto dari instagram @afaseleccion

Kai Sotto braces for tough World Cup grind

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The 7-foot-1 standout thinks teammates Forthsky Padrigao and Carl Tamayo will also play key roles in the under-17 world basketball tournament

NO PRESSURE. Facing the world's best may not be easy, but Kai Sotto thinks the Batang Gilas players have all put in the work. Photo from FIBA Asia

Batang Gilas first-timer Carl Tamayo ready to take spotlight in World Cup

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:01 PM

The versatile 6-foot-7 youngster is finally suiting up for the Batang Gilas squad, just in time for the FIBA U17 World Cup in Argentina starting June 30

THREE POSITIONS. Batang Gilas first-timer Carl Tamayo. Photo by John Remil Isaga/Rappler

Petaka yang datang terlalu dini

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Sepak bola bukanlah sesuatu yang eksak

Ilustrasi oleh Rappler Indonesia. Foto dari AFP dan FIFA.com

Croatia to consult Messi's teammate for advice on thwarting Argentina star

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:27 PM

Lionel Messi eyes to beat Croatia after Argentina figured in a draw in its opening game against Iceland

MARKED MAN. Lionel Messi will be a marked man when Argentina meets Croatia in the World Cup. File photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev


World Cup duel: Ronaldo 1 - Messi 0

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Ronaldo revels after dramatic hat-trick as Messi misses in the first round of the global football showcase

ETERNAL RIVALS. Who’s better? The never-ending debate pitting superstars Lionel Messi of Argentina (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal continues. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Iceland's hero keeper did homework to psych out Messi

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Football superstar Lionel Messi misses penalty as World Cup debutant Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

STUNNER. Messi (right) fires a free kick against an Iceland side that finds a hero in goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson (left). Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Duel terakhir di pentas tertinggi

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Piala dunia 2018 menghadirkan peluang duel terakhir antara Cristiano Ronaldo dan Lionel Messi

DUEL. Piala Dunia 208 menghadirkan peluang lahirnya duel terakhir antara Messi dan Ronaldo di pentas tertinggi. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler Indonesia

Messi says Argentina future depends on World Cup

Jun 11, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The 30-year-old football superstar believes Spain, Brazil, Germany, France and Belgium are the leading contenders for the World Cup

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Messi and Argentina seek to win it all this time after falling short in the 2014 World Cup finals. File photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP


Argentina has a 'debt' to settle at World Cup, says Leo Messi

Mar 30, 2018 - 6:13 PM

'The debt we owe is to ourselves, not to the people. We always give our all, we reached three finals. We haven't been far off,' says Messi

WINNING. Argentina's forward Lionel Messi attends a training session in Madrid on March 25, 2018 ahead of an international friendly football match between Spain and Argentina.  Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Child footballers 'offered boots and underwear for sex work'

Mar 30, 2018 - 1:19 PM

A scandal in Argentina reveals that young players for football giant Independiente prostitute themselves to adult men

EXPLOITATION. Young footballers in Buenos Aires, Argentina have been encouraged to prostitute themselves to adult men in exchange for a pair of boots or underwear. Photo by Shutterstock


'Untouchable' Messi fit to face Spain says Argentina boss Sampaoli

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The current Argentina team says that it is 'impossible to teach' Messi

FIT. Lionel Messi is back in training for their upcoming friendly against Spain. File Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Argentina downs Italy in friendly without Messi

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Messi suffers a groin strain from training the day before the friendly

SIDELINED. Argentina's striker Lionel Messi (centre right) and Argentina's striker Sergio Aguero (C), both injured,share a joke during during the International friendly football match between Argentina and Italy at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north west England on March 23, 2018. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Trump suspends metal tariffs for key U.S. trade partners

Mar 23, 2018 - 11:19 AM

The suspension until May 1 covers EU member states, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea

SUSPENSION. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with House Republican leaders and Republican members at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 2, 2017. File photo by  Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Messi begins road to Russia as Argentina chase World Cup glory

Mar 22, 2018 - 2:15 PM

This may be the last chance for Messi to hoist the famous gold trophy

FRIENDLY. Argentina's forward Lionel Messi participates in a team training session at the City Academy training complex in Manchester, north west England on March 21, 2018 ahead of their March 23 international friendly football match against Italy at the Ethiad Stadium. Oli Scarff/AFP

Cebu City welcomes home Filipino boxing champ Donnie Nietes

Mar 02, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Fans and media in Cebu City open their arms to welcome back to the country Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world boxing champion

CHAMP. The Philippine's longest reigning boxing world champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes shows his IBF flyweight belt to the crowd gathered for his homecoming and thanksgiving dinner in Cebu City. Photo by PJ Estan

CA confirms envoys to Vatican, UAE, 5 other countries

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Lawmakers confirm the nomination of the Philippines' ambassadors to the Vatican, UAE, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, and the Czech Republic

CONFIRMED ENVOYS. The Commission on Appointments confirms 7 ambassadors on February 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of Alex Nueva España/PRIB

Search continues for kidnapped Argentinian girl, last seen in Indonesia

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Elizabeth Avalos, the mother of the missing girl, flew to Jakarta to continue her search for her daughter who was kidnapped in June 2017

MISSING. Elizabeth Avalos shows photos of her daughter, who she last saw on June 4, 2017. Photo by Deborah Lee/Rappler

Brazil's 'most wanted' drugs suspect caught in Paraguay

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga, known as 'Marcelo Piloto,' is accused of murder and supplying drugs and weapons to Rio de Janeiro's biggest criminal gang, the Comando Vermelho, or Red Command

PILOTO. Brazilian drug lord Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga, nicknamed 'Marcelo Piloto" is presented to the press in the headquarters of the Paraguayan Anti-Narcotic National Secretary (SENAD), in Asuncion on December 14, 2017. Photo by Norberto Duarte/AFP

Argentina judge orders arrest of ex-president Cristina Kirchner

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:16 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Former president Cristina Kirchner holds a press conference in Buenos Aires to hit back at the charges, saying the order seeking her arrest is 'an excess that violates the rule of law'

FACING ARREST. In this file photo, Argentina's then-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks during a ceremony at the government house in Buenos Aires on July 31, 2014. Daniel Garcia/AFP

Argentina formally ends search for sub survivors

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) The navy has shifted its mission from rescue to recovery

WAITING. Banners and Argentine flags with message in support of submarine crew members are displayed outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 19, 2017. File photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Argentine sub reported short-circuit in last message – report

Nov 28, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The final contact with the ARA San Juan, which has 44 crew members on board, was on November 15

HOPING FOR THE BEST. View of supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine hanging outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 22, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

No trace of Argentina sub, 12 days after it vanished

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:25 AM

A total of 15 countries, including the United States, Britain, Russia and France, are helping to search for the ARA San Juan, which has 44 crew members on board

DARK DAYS. A black ribbon hangs next to supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 24, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Crew members' relatives mourn as Argentina searches for missing submarine

Nov 26, 2017 - 7:34 AM

A religious service is held outside the Mar del Plata naval base, where the submarine was based, to support grieving friends and relatives

WAITING. View of supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine hanging outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 22, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Lionel Messi maturing with age as he picks up 4th Golden Shoe

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The 30-year-old Argentine wins the prize for being the top scorer in Europe's leading leagues last season after netting 37 times for Barcelona

GETTING BETTER. Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi poses with his four Golden Shoe awards after receiving the 2017 European Golden Shoe honoring the year's leading goalscorer during a ceremony at the Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona on November 24, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP