Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 08:16 UTC

Argentina's “Wild Tales” wins best non-English language Film at British Academy

Damián Szifron’s box-office hit and Oscar nominated picture 'Wild Tales' won Best Non-English Language Film last night at the BAFTA Awards.

Argentine box-office hit and Oscar nominated picture Wild Tales (“Relatos Salvajes”) won Best Non-English Language Film at the BAFTA Awards. The British Film Academy also showered a lot of love on The Revenant, awarding Best Picture to Alejandro González Iñárritu and Best Actor to Leonardo DiCaprio.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 08:09 UTC

“Rolling Stones should return to their roots” says Elton John

“What I think the Rolling Stones should do is a great blues record, and go back to what they used to do, in their early career”, said Elton John

Elton John has often given his fellow rock legends unsolicited advice over the years, and the Rolling Stones, once again, are the recipients. In a new interview, he said the Stones should return to their roots and stop following current trends.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 07:43 UTC

Brazil will hold Olympic Games despite Zika, says president Rousseff

”Zika will not compromise the organization of the Games. Certain cities, like Rio de Janeiro, will be given priority (in the fight against the disease)”

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said that the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro would take place despite the Zika virus, at a time when various athletes have expressed their fears about competing.

Monday, February 15th 2016 - 06:32 UTC

Macri and First Lady celebration with the Rolling Stones

The official picture of the band with Macri, Juliana and their daughter Antonia at their country house

Argentine president Mauricio Macri and First Lady Juliana Wanda hosted the Rolling Stones on Sunday night at their country house, (in Malvinas Argentina), following their last presentation in Buenos Aires.

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 05:55 UTC

CONCACAF will not advance which candidate it supports for FIFA presidency

“We spoke about the FIFA statutes. Because of all of the nations coming together, four of the [candidates] asked us if they could present”, Mainka said.

CONCACAF (Central America, North America and Caribbean Football Confederation) deputy general secretary Jurgen Mainka says the purpose of this week’s meeting in Miami was to discuss FIFA and CONCACAF reforms, not to decide on which FIFA presidential candidate the regional confederation will support.

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 05:45 UTC

Valcke banned for 12 years from FIFA for misconduct and destruction of evidence

Valcke breached seven FIFA ethics rules, resulting in the ban and a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs.

Two weeks before the presidential election, FIFA's top judge bans former secretary general Jerone Valcke for 12 years for misconduct relating to World Cup ticket sales, travel expenses and destruction of evidence.

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 04:08 UTC

'Queen Mary 2' calls in Ushuaia after ten-year absence

Passengers after landing at the Ushuaia jetty, with the Queen Mary 2 anchored in the bay

One of the world's largest and most iconic cruise vessels called at Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina, on Thursday following an absence of over ten years. Given the size of the 'Queen Mary 2', she anchored in the bay and those passengers of the 2.600 on board who decided to land were brought ashore in tenders.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 05:26 UTC

Meteorologists rebuke Royal Caribbean's “Anthem of the Seas” on weather report

The 168,666-ton vessel eventually confronted winds of up to 100 mph and created waves higher than 20 to 30 feet

“Royal Caribbean should have known better”. That's the word Tuesday from weather experts who closely monitored the development of the storm that rocked the line's Anthem of the Seas, on Sunday and Monday.

Saturday, February 6th 2016 - 05:33 UTC

Africa's decisive 54 votes pledged to Sheikh Salam's bid for FIFA presidency

CAF ExCo urged all 54 member associations  to reserve their votes for Shaikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa during the Feb elections for FIFA  presidency

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is backing Sheikh Salman in the Bahraini royal’s bid to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. Africa’s 54 members represent a large portion of the total of 209 FIFA voters who are eligible to cast a ballot. Not surprisingly, it’s believed that the candidate who gets the support of Africa will be a big favorite.

Friday, February 5th 2016 - 06:40 UTC

Argentine government creates registry to weed out hooligans from football

 Fans involved in violent instances in the past will be placed on a list that includes full names, DNI number, favoured teams and reason for the measures

The Argentine government officially unveiled the National Registry for Admission to Football Matches. The measure was announced by the Security Ministry, which released a statement saying they “needed the cooperation from the clubs affiliated with the Argentine Football Association (AFA), who will bring us the names of the people who are not allowed to attend soccer matches.”

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