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Argentina judge orders arrest of ex-president Cristina Kirchner

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An Argentine judge ordered the arrest of former president Cristina Kirchner.

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She was, allegedly, covering up Iranian involvement in a 1994 bombing at a Buenos Aires Jewish center that left 85 people dead.

The order also removes the judicial immunity of Kirchner, who served as president from 2007-2015 and is now a senator. She has previously called the case an "absurdity."

The former president is accused of signing a deal with Tehran to allow Iranian officials suspected of ordering the attack on the Jewish center to be interviewed by Argentine magistrates in Tehran rather than in Buenos Aires.

Kirchner, who had two four-year terms in office, is due to take her seat in the Senate next week after her election victory in October crowned a political comeback and granted her immunity from imprisonment in several corruption cases.

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