August 22, 2014
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  • 24/02/2014 | Argentina

    US praises 'positive' Argentine negotiations with Repsol, Paris Club

    The US embassy's business adviser in Buenos Aires, Kevin Sullivan, has welcomed negotiations between the Argentine government and Spanish corporation Repsol over the expropriation of YPF, as well as further talks with the Paris Club over the payment of outstanding debt commitments.

  • 08/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Investment climate has started to change'

    Chargé d'Affaires at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan, who is in charge of the embassy on an interim basis, praised Argentina’s agreement with Paris Club, ICSID and YPF-Repsol deal, saying “the situation is changing, in a good way” and pointing out a change in investment climate.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    Israeli ambassador calls for 'thorough' investigation of Iranian link in AMIA, Embassy bombings

    Israeli ambassador to Argentina, Dorit Shavit, called for a “thorough” investigation of the Iranian link in the AMIA Jewish community building and Israel Embassy bombings in the 90s.

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    Argentine Embassy to be opened in Republic of Suriname

    The national government published a decree today confirming the opening of an Argentine Embassy in the Republic of Suriname, formally known as Dutch Guiana, located in the northern area of South America.

  • 03/01/2014 | Argentina

    Prosecutor Nisman to summon ex Israeli diplomat on AMIA, embassy comments

    AMIA case special prosecutor Alberto Nisman has said he will summon former Israeli ambassador to Argentina Itzhak Avirán to explain his recent comments about the bombings of Israel’s embassy in 1992 and of the AMIA Jewish community center back in 1994. Avirán had said Tel Aviv “has killed most of those who had carried out the attacks."

  • 02/04/2012 | Argentina

    Police, Quebracho members clash outside British embassy

    Members of the extreme left-wing organization Quebracho clashed with police officials on Monday afternoon during a protest in front of the British embassy, in the City neighbourhood of Recoleta.

  • 04/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK repudiates attacks to British embassy in Buenos Aires

    In a rally set in the City of Bariloche, Río Negro province, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner repudiated the attacks of extreme left-wing organization Quebracho to the British embassy in Buenos Aires occurred last Monday, date of the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War.

  • 01/10/2012 | Argentina

    Voting Day at US Embassy on October 4

    A Voting-Day “special event” will be held at the US Embassy on Thursday, October 4. All registered US voters in Argentina are invited to cast their votes from 9am to noon.

  • 17/03/2011 | Argentina

    Timerman commemorates 19th anniversary of Israeli Embassy terrorist atack

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman commemorated the 19th anniversary of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina that left 29 dead, assuring "it was an attack on all the people of Argentina."

  • 29/07/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Rousseff call for further regional integration

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in Brasilia last night from Lima, and was holding a meeting with her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff. She is scheduled to inaugurate the seat of the new Argentine Embassy.

  • 23/08/2011 | Argentina

    Libyan Embassy in BA recognizes rebels as country authorities

    The Libyan Embassy in Buenos Aires announced it recognizes the National Transitional Council as the legitimate authority of Libya, the head of press of the Embassy reported.

  • 09/02/2011 | Argentina

    De Vido suggests US embassy should 'hire more competent employees'

    Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido referred to the recently published Wikileaks documents by Spanish newspaper El Pais, and advised the US embassy in Argentina “to hire more competent employees” since performing a “cut-and-paste task from the yellow press is something any idiot can do.”

  • 23/02/2011 | Argentina

    Foreign Ministry says 'still awaiting satisfactory response from US' in plane case

    After the US Department of State official Philip Crowley tweeted that his country “wanted his (seized) stuff back,” the Foreign Ministry issued a press statement in which it assured that it still awaits “a satisfactory response” to the formal complaint sent to the US embassy regarding the nature of the impounded material.

  • 04/03/2011 | Argentina

    Argentine embassy in Libya evacuated

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced that Argentina “has evacuated its embassy in Libya” and reported that the staff has been transferred to Malta due to the tense situation the African country is living in.

  • 30/12/2010 | Argentina

    Bomb explodes in Greek BA embassy, no fatalities

    An explosive device was set off early this morning in front of the Greek embassy to Buenos Aires. Several windows were shattered but no fatalities were registered.

  • 05/02/2011 | Argentina

    Timerman renews accusations to police courses given by the US

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman renewed his accusations to the police course offered by the United States at the El Salvador Institute where Buenos Aires City government sent officers of the Metropolitan Police to training and asked “what are they looking for?”

  • 08/02/2011 | Argentina

    WikiLeaks: US warns Argentina lacks 'political will' to eradicate corruption

    More than a hundred cables from the US embassy in Buenos Aires warned about the fragility of the judicial system and the impunity of criminals, according to an article recently published by Spanish newspaper El País. The leaked documents also spoke of the lack of a "true political will" to eradicate corruption.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Assange hopeful to leave Ecuador's Embassy

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said he planned to leave the building "soon", but his spokesman said that could only happen if Britain let him.

  • 18/03/2014 | World

    US shuts Syrian embassy, consulate operations, orders diplomats out

    The United States today suspended operations of the Syrian Embassy in Washington and its consulates and told diplomats and staff who are not US citizens or permanent residents to leave the country.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Germany asks intelligence official at US embassy to leave country

    Germany has asked a US intelligence official at the embassy in Berlin to leave the country in connection with investigations into suspected spying in Germany, a German government spokesman said.

  • 26/07/2014 | World

    US evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'

    The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya today, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.

  • 19/11/2013 | World

    23 killed in blasts against Iranian embassy in Beirut

    Two explosions, at least one caused by a suicide bomber, rocked Iran's embassy in Lebanon killing at least 23 people, including an Iranian cultural attaché, and hurling bodies, cars and debris across the street.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    Indian envoy indicted, US embassy in New Delhi urged to withdraw diplomat

    India has asked the United States to withdraw a diplomat from its embassy in New Delhi in the latest retaliatory action over the arrest of an Indian consular official in New York on charges of visa fraud.

  • 23/04/2013 | World

    Libya: Car bomb hits French embassy

    A car bomb in Tripoli wounded two French guards at France's embassy in Libya, bringing new violence to the capital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility in the hours after the early morning blast.

  • 10/05/2013 | World

    British embassy temporarily withdraws staff from Libya

    The British embassy is temporarily withdrawing some of its staff from Libya over concerns about political uncertainty and the risk of clashes between rival armed groups in the capital, it said on its website.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    Explosion in Kabul a suicide attack in diplomatic compound

    According to police sources, a loud explosion was heard in the Afghan capital Kabul's diplomatic area near the US Embassy. No other details were immediately available.

  • 23/09/2012 | World

    Obama thanks Egypt's president over embassy protection

    President Barack Obama has thanked the Egyptian president for securing the US Embassy during protests against a film made in the United States that mocked Prophet Mohammad and sparked worldwide demonstrations and violence.

  • 08/10/2012 | World

    WikiLeaks founder Assange's bail guarantors ordered to pay out

    Nine people who put up bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including two members of the British aristocracy and a Nobel Prize winner, were ordered to pay 93,000 pounds ($150,000) after Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy.

  • 01/02/2013 | World

    Blast at US embassy in Turkey kills at least two

    An explosion at a side entrance to the US embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara killed at least two people today in what some Turkish media said may have been an attack by a suicide bomber.

  • 17/08/2012 | World

    Assange saga clouds freedom of speech agenda

    Julian Assange's supporters outside the London embassy where he is confined say he is being persecuted for speaking truth to power, but free speech campaigners further afield say the WikiLeaks founder has lost his way and damaged the cause.

  • 20/08/2012 | World

    US says WikiLeaks' Assange trying to deflect rape allegations

    The United States accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of making "wild assertions" about an alleged US vendetta against him to deflect attention from rape allegations he faces in Sweden.

  • 26/08/2012 | World

    Britain wants to restart Assange talks with Ecuador

    Britain said it remained committed to reaching a diplomatic solution to the presence of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Ecuador's London embassy, after both countries took steps to defuse a row over his action in taking refuge there.

  • 02/03/2012 | World

    France to shut Syria embassy, awaits UN mandate to act

    President Nicolas Sarkozy said today that France would shut its Syrian embassy due to the repression of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad and was ready to step up its support of rebels if the United Nations can give a green light.

  • 28/04/2012 | World

    Saudi recalls ambassador, shuts embassy in Egypt

    Saudi Arabia said today it had recalled its ambassador from Egypt for "consultation" and would close its embassy and consulates in the Arab nation.

  • 19/06/2012 | World

    Assange seeks asylum at Ecuador embassy

    WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and asked for asylum, officials said today, in a last-ditch bid to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime accusations.

  • 01/12/2011 | World

    'No indication Iran orchestrated embassy attack,' Biden says

    US Vice President Joe Biden said he had no evidence the attack on the British embassy in Tehran was orchestrated by Iranian authorities, but it was another example of why the country was a "pariah".

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    Expelled Iran diplomats leave Britain

    All Iranian diplomats left Britain, expelled in response to protesters storming the British embassy in Tehran, hardening a confrontation between Tehran and the West over its nuclear programme.

  • 06/02/2012 | World

    US closes embassy in Damascus due to Syria violence

    The United States announced it was closing its embassy in Syria due to the worsening security situation, further isolating Damascus over its bloody crackdown on anti-government protests.

  • 10/09/2011 | World

    Egypt vows to try those who targeted Israel mission

    Egypt's army rulers vowed today to try those behind the violence that drove Israel to evacuate its ambassador from Cairo, struggling to contain public fury against the Jewish state while fending off US criticism

  • 29/11/2011 | World

    UK's Cameron: Iran embassy attacks 'outrageous'

    British Prime Minister David Cameron labelled an attack by Iranian protesters on the British embassy in Tehran "outrageous and indefensible" and called on the Islamic republic to prosecute those responsible.

  • 30/11/2011 | World

    UK orders closure of Iran's London embassy

    Britain said it had ordered the immediate closure of Iran's embassy in London and had closed its own embassy in Tehran after it was stormed by protesters.

  • 15/08/2011 | World

    US encouraged by Libya rebel push, embassy open

    The United States believes Libyan rebel advances are choking off Muammar Gaddafi's forces in the capital Tripoli and significantly increasing pressure on the Libyan leader, the US State Department said.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    Obama concerned about storming of Israel's Cairo embassy

    US President Barack Obama is concerned about the storming of the Israeli embassy in Cairo by protesters and told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States is taking steps to help resolve the situation without further violence, the White House said in a statement.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    Egyptians attack Israel embassy, ambassador said to flee

    Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the building housing Israel's mission in Cairo and threw embassy documents and its national flag from windows, while airport sources said that Israel's envoy was set to fly out of the country.

  • 27/12/2010 | World

    US embassy in London was a target of UK suspects

    The US embassy in London was a target of a group of men arrested last week in Britain and charged with conspiracy to cause explosions and preparing acts of terrorism, the US State Department said.

  • 21/02/2011 | World

    Argentines in Libya, 'safe'

    Argentines residing in Libya are safe despite unrest, the Argentine Embassy informed. “We have contacted around 70 Argentines who live in Libya and they are all right,” assured diplomat Javier Mario García, adding most of them will leave the country “within the next hours.”

  • 18/07/2011 | World

    Qatar closes Syria embassy after assaults, diplomats report

    Qatar has pulled out its ambassador from Syria and closed its embassy after attacks on the compound by militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, diplomats in the Syrian capital told reporters.

  • 20/08/2012 | Latin America

    Ecuadoreans rally behind president over Assange asylum

    Hundreds of Ecuadoreans marched in support of the government's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a saga that could help President Rafael Correa if he seeks re-election.

  • 24/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mexican police shoot two US Embassy staff in botched chase

    Two US Embassy employees were shot at and wounded by Mexican police after they were caught up in a police chase on the outskirts of the capital, Mexico's Navy said.

  • 24/10/2012 | Latin America

    Ecuador worried by Assange health, seeks UK safe passage promise

    Ecuador is worried about the health of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and has asked Britain to guarantee him safe passage from its London embassy to a hospital if he needs medical treatment, a senior Ecuadorean diplomat said in Moscow.

  • 27/07/2012 | Latin America

    Top Venezuelan embassy official killed in Kenya

    The head of Venezuela's embassy in Kenya was strangled to death at her official residence in the capital Nairobi, police said.

  • 01/08/2012 | Latin America

    Ecuador wants to avoid Assange's extradition to Sweden

    Ecuador wants to prevent Julian Assange's extradition to Sweden because it is disappointed that the Scandinavian country has turned down an offer to question the WikiLeaks founder in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, a minister said.

  • 15/08/2012 | Latin America

    Britain warns Ecuador it could enter embassy to get Assange

    Britain warned Ecuador that it could raid its London embassy if Quito does not hand over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been taking refuge at the mission since mid-June.

  • 23/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    US Embassy stokes World Cup fever through Twitter

    By Soledad Ytuarte
    The United States' representatives in Buenos Aires made a surprising move which had its more than 16 thousand followers active the whole weekend, responding to and re-tweeting football comments and strangely informal remarks.

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