February 12, 2016

Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church today met in Cuba nearly 1,000 years after Eastern Orthodoxy split with Rome, marking the first encounter in history between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch.

The lawyer representing Ibar Esteban Pérez Corradi, who has been on the run for 44 months and had national and international arrest warrants, said his client may have been arrested today in Paraguay.

President Mauricio Macri today announced the elimination of export duties for metallic and non-metallic minerals during a visit to the province of San Juan, a key mining district in the country.

Labour Minister Jorge Triaca considered Thursday’s meeting between President Mauricio Macri and CGT union leaders “positive” but pointed out a project to modify the income tax scheme “was not yet defined.”

President Mauricio Macri appears to have come out on top after his first — and much-anticipated — meeting with the leaders of the country’s largest labour unions.

In the midst of ongoing and intense negotiations in the US courts between the administration of President Mauricio Macri and holdouts to reach an agreement, special master Daniel A. Pollack today said that "other parties with substantial holdings of defaulted Argentine bonds have expressed interest in settling."

• Argentine creditor calls country's return to US court 'baffling' • Griesa (also) appears to change tack

The World Health Organization expects suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, to be confirmed within weeks.

Buenos Aires province teachers rejected a salary increase of 24.1 percent by the María Eugenia Vidal administration considering the offer “insufficient.” Wage talks will be resumed next week.

US and European shares rebounded from recent weakness on Friday, with reassuring US retail sales data boosting sentiment, while US crude prices rallied from more than 12-year lows.

Soccer — domestic league

After meeting, Arruabarrena stays at Boca

Two 15-year-old girls died on Friday in a shooting in an isolated area of a high school campus in a Phoenix suburb and were found with the gun beside them, police said.

The US dollar today traded 18 cents higher at 14.96 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. In the informal market, the so called “blue” dollar jumped 27 centos to end at 14.93 pesos, á reported.

Physicists detect gravitational waves in major discovery

Historic breakthrough proves Einstein right, 100 years on

In one of the biggest eureka moments in the history of physics, scientists announced they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space and time that Einstein predicted a century ago. It’s a landmark discovery, one that opens a new window for studying the cosmos.


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