Argentina Takes Ship Dispute With Ghana To UN Court

Argentina has asked a United Nations court to order the release of one of its navy ships impounded in Ghana because of a debt dispute. Argentina argues that the seizure violates maritime law. The ship was prevented from leaving Ghana last month, after a local court ruled in favour of a financial fund backed by an American billionaire. The fund says it is owed $370m (233m) by the Argentine government as a result of its debt default a decade ago. It is seeking $20m in return for the release of the ship, a three-masted training vessel.