After several months of intense negotiations, the government and Paolo Roca’s Grupo Techint reached an agreement that allowed the entrance of three state directors at Siderar company.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) “take down the new barriers on international trade” he considered to be “driven excessively by developed countries.” Timerman is currently in Paris and today met with WTO director Pascal Lamy.
The YPF shareholders picked the company's new board of directors, which includes sixteen members representing the nation and the provinces, and one member representing Spanish oil company Repsol.
Fighting in Libya's besieged rebel city of Misrata killed at least 10 civilians including an Oscar-nominated British filmmaker, and NATO urged non-combatants to avoid troops so it could step up air strikes.
The director of a video gone viral that calls for the arrest of fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony has been hospitalized in California for exhaustion following an "unfortunate incident," his group said.
Authorities fired the director of the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy after he failed to investigate a complaint against New England Compounding Center, the company at the center of a deadly US meningitis outbreak, state officials said.
The English Football Association appointed its first woman board member since it was formed in 1863 when it named Heather Rabbatts as one of two new independent non-executive directors today.
US film director Quentin Tarantino admitted he was against the use of automatic weapons, but defended a citizen’s right to own a gun, in an interview published in German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau.
Actress, singer and director Barbra Streisand will perform again at the Academy Awards on February 24, producers said today, without providing details about how her appearance would fit into the show or what she might sing.
Director Steven Spielberg will preside over the 2013 Cannes film festival jury in May, organizers said today, an A-list casting that adds Hollywood firepower to the high-brow international festival.
Angelina Jolie, whose directorial debut tackled the 1992-95 Bosnian war, attended the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival today and became an honorary citizen of the Bosnian capital in recognition of her film.
At the age of 75, Dustin Hoffman has finally made the leap from acting to directing with "Quartet," a pitch-perfect comedy that charmed critics and audiences alike at the Toronto Film Festival.
J.J. Abrams, co-creator of the hit television series "Lost" and one of Hollywood's top producer-directors of supernatural films and TV shows, will receive the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, the Producers Guild of America said.
Veteran director John Rich, who worked on a number of TV classics including "All in the Family," "Gunsmoke" and "Gilligan's Island," has died. He was 86.
Claude Miller, a French director best known for discovering young actress Charlotte Gainsbourg in the 1985 film "La Petite Voleuse", has died at the age of 70 after a long illness, one of his production companies said.
Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes said on Sunday he would not have made the latest James Bond film "Skyfall" without Daniel Craig playing the MI6 agent because of the complexity the British actor has brought to the character.
Greek award-winning director Theo Angelopoulos died at the age of 77 in an Athens hospital, hours after a motorbike ran him over while he was filming a movie on the debt crisis rocking the country.
"The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius was named the year's best feature film director by the Directors Guild of America, further positioning the silent movie-era romance as a frontrunner for Oscars.
Steven Soderbergh says he's done with Hollywood. The Oscar-winning director, whose credits include "Traffic," "Erin Brockovich", said that after he shoots his next two movies he's planning to retire from filmmaking.
Actresses Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore and singer Alicia Keys will each direct a short film about breast cancer for cable television network Lifetime.
Filmmakers Woody Allen, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne and France's Michel Hazanavicius were nominated for Directors Guild film awards -- a honor that is often a key indicator of Oscar success.