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Lithium X joint venture receives Argentinian pond construction permit.

Junior lithium explorer and project developer Lithium X said Tuesday it has received permits to build the initial ponding facility as part of the Salta Exploraciones joint venture , at the company's flagship Sal de los Angeles project, in Argentina. The Vancouver-based company said the initial ponding facility is designed ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Retired bull-fighter 'El Cordobes' admits Manuel Diaz is his son a year after paternity suit.

LEGENDARY bull-fighter Manuel Benítez 'El Cordobés' has publicly recognised his illegitimate son Manuel ...

- thinkSPAIN - ES

Sports round-up.

Tennis: Top seed Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Rio de Janeiro Open yesterday after suffering a 6-4 6-3 first-round loss to Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci. The Japanese world number five, who was stunned by unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in the Argentina Open final two days ago, was broken in the first game en route to ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

This woman traveled to 100 countries and all 7 continents before her 30th birthday.

Courtesy Melissa Roy The INSIDER Summary: • After a difficult childhood, Melissa Roy caught the travel bug while studying abroad in Argentina.• She set a goal of visiting 100 countries and all seven continents by age 30 — and did it.• Her favorite way to explore a place is staying with local hosts. ...

- Business Insider - US

Could Tottenham have signed Diego Maradona? Ossie Ardiles turned down chance to sign football legend.

Argentina World Cup winner's dubious past saw the deal collapse – leading to Jurgen Klinsmann's arrival.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

3 Puerto Rico doctors charged in $1.3M Medicare fraud scheme.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico " Federal officials in Puerto Rico say three doctors and the owner of a medical equipment company have been indicted in a $1.3 million Medicare fraud scheme.U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez says the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Rare fossils of giant rodents raise questions.

Adult and juvenile remains of a giant rodent species have been uncovered by researchers, in the Río de la Plata coastal region of southern Uruguay, raising questions about classification within dinomids.

- ScienceDaily - US

12 governments compete to lead the Open Government Partnership.

Washington, Feb 22 Governments from around the world, including Canada, South Korea and Sri Lanka, have applied for leadership positions in the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee to help lead a growing global movement for open governance. OGP is a global movement for openness and deeper democracy and a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Rosario and Liverpool twinned in promoting human rights and inclusion.

The Argentine city of Rosario and Liverpool in England will sign on Wednesday a cooperation agreement to jointly work in human rights and inclusion issues, the first such accord between mayors of the two countries since the end of the 1982 conflict.

- MercoPress - FK

Sous-Vide Gefilte Fish? A Chef’s Argentine-Jewish Cuisine.

Toms Kalika, who will soon open his second Buenos Aires restaurant, is giving diaspora cooking a tasting-menu twist.

- New York Times - US

Sous-Vide Gefilte Fish? A Chef’s Argentine-Jewish Cuisine.

Tomás Kalika, who will soon open his second Buenos Aires restaurant, is giving diaspora cooking a tasting-menu twist.

- International NY Times - US

WORLD VIEW : Why Europe conquered the world

Eleven hundred years ago Europe was a backwater. There were no grand cities, apart from Cordoba in Spain which was Muslim.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Around the globe, people with disabilities face unseen discrimination. We must do better.

In Argentina, there is no formal or legal barrier to women becoming judges. But according to a 2013 report, 56% of Inferior Judges, 67% of Appeal Judges and 78% of State Justices in Argentinean courts are men. Why should this be the case? The answer is, of course, structural inequality. It's also the reason why today, ...

- The Conversation - UK

Satellites expose the biggest hotspots of illegal transshipping

Satellite watchers have identified thousands of suspected incidents of illegal transshipping, where fishing ships secretly transfer unauthorized product to refrigerated cargo vessels. It is seen as a major factor in the prevalence of illegal fishing, which is thought to account for at least 20% of seafood worldwide. Global ...

- Business Insider - US

The first ever self-driving car race ended in a crash

For the first time ever, self-driving race cars zoomed through a course in public, with impressive results. Roborace, the self-driving racing series Formula E announced in 2015, made history with its first public trial race at the Buenos Aires ePrix last weekend. The two competitors: Devbots 1 and 2, which raced each ...

- Mashable! - US

Board: Puerto Rico to be hit with painful austerity measures

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico " The newly appointed head of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances is warning the U.S. territory will be hit with painful austerity measures in upcoming months.Interim Director...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Teacher receives chilling death threats ordering her to pass students on physics

A physics teacher at a Buenos Aires high school received death threats, including a letter with a 9 mm bullet, warning her to give all class students a passing grade

- FOX News - US

Sandiganbayan explains why it junked graft case vs JV Ejercito

The Sandiganbayan has affirmed the acquittal of Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito for graft over the allegedly anomalous purchase of P2.1-million worth of high-powered firearms when he was the San Juan City mayor in 2008. In a five-page resolution dated Feb. 20, the court's Fifth Division denied the appeal of state prosecutors ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

A driverless Roborace car has crashed at high speed in Argentina

Thankfully no-one was hurt.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Latin America weighs up lithium prospects

Argentina, Bolivia and Chile are preparing to profit from the global demand for lithium. Will they do it?

- SciDev.net - UK

Driverless race cars dodge stray dog in Argentina—but one wipes out into a wall

Roborace brought two DevBots to Buenos Aires for a demonstration run.

- Ars Technica UK - US

Argentina in April will lower 35% tariff on computers and laptops imports

Argentina will get rid of a 35% tariff on imports of computers, laptops and tablets, the Production Ministry said on Monday, part of a larger effort to lower consumer prices and roll back protectionist policies.

- MercoPress - FK

Sandiganbayan affirms dismissal of graft rap vs. JV Ejercito

The Sandiganbayan has affirmed its dismissal of the graft case filed against Senator Joseph Victor 'JV' Ejercito over the purchase of P2.1-million worth of firearms when he was mayor of San Juan City in 2008.

- GMA News - PH

Over 1 million penguins descend on Argentina

Punta Tombo peninsula was overrun by penguins looking for yummy snacks and mating.

- MNN - US

La Nacion analyst apologizes for interview inaccuracies

Political and diplomatic analyst from Argentine newspaper La Nacion has altered an online version of an interview due to his inaccurate reporting of an interview with the British Ambassador in Argentina.

- MercoPress - FK

Shocker! World's first self-driving car race ends in a crash

The world's first race on a professional track involving self-driving cars ended, not surprisingly, with a crash. As part of the Roborace competition held in Buenos Aires over the weekend, one of the two self-driving Devbot vehicles involved in the race slammed into a wall after miscalculating a particularly sharp turn. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Driverless Roborace car crashes at speed in Buenos Aires

A landmark race involving two driverless cars sees one of them crash and the other avoid running over an animal.

- BBC - UK

Driverless cars crash in first ever robotic Formula E race in Buenos Aires

Driverless cars go head to head in the first ever race on a professional Formula E track in Buenos Aires.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

EFTA/Mercosur talks confirmed to begin next June in Buenos Aires

The first round of formal trade negotiations between Mercosur and EFTA, European Free Trade Association, is scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires next June according to information from Brussels where there was a preliminary encounter between the two sides. "It will be in June, and talks will be at chief negotiators ...

- MercoPress - FK

France Televisions Buys Laura Esquivel's New Teen Drama 'Love, Divina'

Gallic pubcaster France Televisions has acquired French TV rights to pan-Latin American fiction series Love, Divina,' toplined by Argentine pop icon Laura Esquivel . The series will air exclusively in France on France Televisions' family channel France 4. The new deal on Love, Divina,' a teen drama produced by Argentina's ...

- Variety - US

Sky Sports: Ukrainian Dolgopolov beats Nishikori to triumph in Buenos Aires

Ukraine's tennis player Alexandr Dolgopolov has claimed his first ATP singles title for five years after beating Japan's tennis player Kei Nishikori in the final of the Argentina Open. The post Sky Sports: Ukrainian Dolgopolov beats Nishikori to triumph in Buenos Aires appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Dolgopolov upsets top-seeded Nishikori in Argentina Open final

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori suffered a surprise loss to world No. 66 Alexandr Dolgopolov in the Argentina Open on Sunday, missing out on his first title of the season when he was beaten in straight sets 7-6 , 6-4. Nishikori, who had a 5-0 head-to-head record against the 28-year-old Ukrainian, struggled with service returns ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Argentine Bielsa to return to Ligue 1 as Lille coach

Marcelo Bielsa will return to Ligue 1 next season when he takes charge of Lille two years after leaving Olympique de Marseille unexpectedly. The former Argentina coach, nicknamed El Loco' quit Marseille after just one league game in the 2015-16 season, citing conflict with the club's management. Bielsa, 61, also left ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Dolgopolov upsets top-seeded Nishikori in Argentina Open final

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was beaten 7-6 , 6-4 by Alexandr Dolgopolov on Sunday in the final of the clay-court Argentina Open. Dolgopolov won his third ATP singles title and his first in five years. It was also the Ukrainian's first victory over his Japanese opponent after losing their previous five head-to-head matches. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Долгополов став переможцем Argentina Open

Українець Олександр Долгополов виграв турнір Асоціації тенісистів професіоналів Argentina Open в Буенос-Айресі з призовим фондом $546,68 тисячі.

- Ukrinform - UA

Долгополов переміг на Argentina Open

Українець Олександр Долгополов виграв турнір Асоціації тенісистів професіоналів Argentina Open з призовим фондом 546,68 тис. дол.

- Ukrinform - UA

In 'Things We Lost,' Argentina's Haunted History Gets A Supernatural Twist

The country's military dictatorship ended decades ago, but author Mariana Enriquez says there's still "a ghostly quality to everyday life" there.

- NPR - US

Bielsa to coach Lille next season - club

PARIS - Former Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa will manage Lille next season after both parties reached an agreement on a two-year contract from the 2017-18 season, the French Ligue 1 club said on Sunday.

- SBS.com.au - AU

'Venezuela is not a democracy' Argentina's president tells Spanish media

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri used some of his harshest language yet against Venezuela's socialist government in comments to Spanish media published on Saturday ahead of his trip to Madrid. “Enough with euphemisms, Venezuela is not a democracy,” the center-right Macri said, according to leading newspaper ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Долгополов - у фіналі Argentina Open

Українець Олександр Долгополов став фіналістом турніру Асоціації тенісистів-професіоналів Argentina Open в Буенос-Айресі з призовим фондом 546,68 тис.дол.

- Ukrinform - UA

Strong earthquake hits Jujuy Province in Argentina

Very strong earthquake rocked Jujuy Province, Argentina on February 18, 2017. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 6.3 Date-Time • 18 Feb 2017 12:10:15 UTC

- eTurboNews - US

Nishikori beats Berlocq to reach Argentina Open final

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori overcame an early scare to beat hometown favorite and world No. 77 Carlos Berlocq 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Argentina Open. Nishikori will face Alexander Dolgopolov of Ukraine in Sunday's final with the 27-year-old Japanese looking to win his first title of the The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Self-driving car race finishes with a crash

Fans attending Formula E's Buenos Aires ePrix got a nice treat: the first 'race' between self-driving cars on a professional track, courtesy of a test from Roborace. Only... it didn't quite go according to plan. Roborace's two test vehicles (known...

- Engadget - US

'Venezuela is not a democracy' Argentina's Macri tells Spanish media

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri used some of his harshest language yet against Venezuela's socialist government in comments to Spanish media published yesterday ahead of his trip to Madrid.

- Stabroek News - GY

Argentina coach crash: At least 19 killed near border with Chile

An unidentified teenager passenger said that the vehicle had been travelling too fast.

- BBC - UK

Nishikori books spot in Buenos Aires final

Japanese star Kei Nishikori has booked a spot in the final of the Argentina Open with a win over local Carlos Berlocq.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Nishikori battles through to Argentina final

The Japanese world number five took nearly three hours to overcome local wild card Berlocq 4-6 6-4 6-3 on the clay surface in Buenos Aires.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Formula E achieves a first with Buemi and driverless cars

BUENOS AIRES - Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi became the first driver to win three Formula E rounds in a row on Saturday with Argentine fans also witnessing another milestone with a 'race' between two driverless cars on the streets of Buenos Aires.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Долгополов у фіналі Argentina Open

Українець Олександр Долгополов став фіналістом турніру ATP у Буенос-Айресі з призовим фондом 546,68 тис. дол.

- Ukrinform - UA

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano returns to light training after hamstring problem

The Argentina international has missed the club's last two games.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

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