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Argentina bars British cruise ships from docking

USHUAIA, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina has turned away at least two Carnival Corp. cruise ships, for the first time invoking a law that seeks to pressure Britain to negotiate the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and the surrounding seas.

The Star Princess and Adonia were refused entry to Argentina's southernmost city of Ushuaia Monday after stopping at the islands.

Veterans of Argentina's brief war against Britain for control of the islands persuaded the government to enforce a law banning British vessels and ships partly owned by British companies. The Star Princess flew the flag of a British territory and the Adonia is based in Britain.

The British foreign office says there's no justification for this government interference.

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