Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Patrick Baumann, rising star in Olympic circles, dies at 51

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball’s world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics. He was 51. Baumann “unexpectedly succumbed to a heart attack” in Buenos Aires despite getting immediate medical help, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said Sunday in a … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Patrick Baumann, rising star in Olympic circles, dies at 51

BEIJING | Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

BEIJING — With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Worries about the increased tariffs the two sides have imposed on each other’s … Continue reading BEIJING | Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

SINGAPORE | Share prices bounce back on report Trump, Xi to meet at G-20

SINGAPORE— Share prices in Asia rebounded Friday on a report that President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping may meet at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina in late November. The Wall Street Journal said the White House had informed officials in Beijing that it would go ahead with a summit meeting … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Share prices bounce back on report Trump, Xi to meet at G-20

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: HIGH DRAMA ON CAPITOL HILL Senators will hear from Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her when they were teens. WHAT COULD BE A WHERE-WERE-YOU … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | Canada-France highlights Women’s World Cup Day 3

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain — In a matchup of unbeaten teams, Canada and France will cap the third day of preliminary round play at the FIBA Women’s World Cup on Tuesday. The winner of that game will secure first place in Group A and potentially avoid playing the U.S. until the gold medal game … Continue reading SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | Canada-France highlights Women’s World Cup Day 3

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Argentina seizes costly film equipment stolen from Hollywood

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — Argentine authorities said Friday that they had seized about $3 million in cameras, lenses and other film equipment stolen in Hollywood and New York. Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said that officials worked in conjunction with the FBI, the New York Police Department and the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires in the … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Argentina seizes costly film equipment stolen from Hollywood

CHABAS, Argentina | Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in Argentina

CHABAS, Argentina — At age 7, Candelaria Cabrera goes after the soccer ball with determination. She drives toward her rivals without caring much about getting hurt and deftly manages the bumps on the dirt field. She wears a loose white jersey from Huracan de Chabas, her hometown, located 230 miles (370 kilometers) north of the … Continue reading CHABAS, Argentina | Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in Argentina

LAS VEGAS | Pilots fly glider to new heights in Argentina above Andes

LAS VEGAS— Pilots with a Nevada glider team have flown to new heights above the Andes Mountains in Argentina using only wind as their engine. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports an experimental sailplane built by a Perlan Project team set an unofficial world altitude record for engineless flight on Sunday, then broke that record by … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Pilots fly glider to new heights in Argentina above Andes