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7 mouthwatering foods everyone should eat in Chile.

Andrew Villagomez With the mountainous Andes and rugged Patagonia regions, Santiago and its populous city life, and the countless coastal beach towns and port cities, Chile is one the most regionally diverse countries in South America. Each area of the country offers travelers unique environments, and Chilean cuisine is ...

- Business Insider - US

5 German-language media resources in non-German countries.

Chile, Namibia or the USA: For International Mother Language Day on February 21, we've compiled a list of five German-language media resources that can be found in places where German is not the native language.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Latin America weighs up lithium prospects.

Argentina, Bolivia and Chile are preparing to profit from the global demand for lithium. Will they do it?

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Chilen Navy operating from Punta Arenas rescues Australian yacht skipper.

The Chilean Navy rescued 61-year-old Australian skipper Shane Freeman after his yacht Mushka was knocked down and dismasted 300 nautical miles west of Chile. The Australian was on his way to the Sunday Times Golden Globe race's start line in the UK in his Tradewind 35 class yacht when the incident happened on 18 February ...

- MercoPress - FK

This Copper Hotspot Faces Another Shutdown.

All eyes in the copper world have been on stoppages at the Escondida, Chile and Grasberg, Indonesia mega-mines this past week. But elsewhere, other concerning events are emerging for copper supply. The major Las Bambas mine in Peru, for example, had another flare up of community protests. Which forced the operation to shut ...

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Government-mediated talks between Escondida union, BHP fail.

A government-mediated meeting between BHP Billiton and striking workers at its Escondida mine in Chile has failed, and workers will head back to their encampment without any future dialogue planned, a union spokesman told Reuters on Monday. "The company is continuing with their stubborn posture, and thus there is nothing to ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Argentina coach crash: At least 19 killed near border with Chile.

An unidentified teenager passenger said that the vehicle had been travelling too fast.

- BBC - UK

Texas politician's bill urges Texans not to use wrong emoji.

Lawmaker's legislation doesn't want locals using Chile's flag emoji         


At least 19 killed in Argentina bus crash.

Daniel UriaFeb. 18 -- At least 19 people were killed and about 20 other people were injured after a bus overturned on its way from Argentina to Chile.

- UPI - US

At least 19 dead after bus turns over in Argentinean Andes | Reuters.

BUENOS AIRES A bus traveling to Chile flipped over in Argentina's Mendoza province early on Saturday, killing at least 19 people on a remote mountain road in the Andes, local authorities said.Turbus, the Chilean company operating the vehicle, confirmed the crash on Route 7 in the Aconcagua park in a statement. The post At ...

- Firstpost - IN

Anglo to suspend copper mining at El Soldado in Chile.

Anglo American will temporarily suspend operations at its El Soldado copper mine in Chile after failing to receive regulatory approval for a redesign that would have helped keep output flowing, the company said on Friday. Chilean mining regulator Sernageomin has rejected the permit request for the redesign, Anglo said, ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Texas representative introduces a bill telling Texans to stop using the Chilean flag emoji to represent the state flag

As Capitol Hill gears up for fierce debates on health care, taxes, and immigration, the state of Texas is readying for a fight of its own — against misused emojis. "The 85th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby reject the notion that the Chilean flag, although it is a nice flag, can in any way compare to or be ...

- The Week - US

Observing wildfire smoke plumes from space

Recent wildfires in Chile had a devastating impact on the country, its people and the environment.

- PhysOrg - NL

Thousands of Alexis Sanchez fans organise march to get him out of Arsenal

Chilean supporters fed up with their star player carrying the Gunners.

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Lockheed Martin Canada to lead Chilean frigate upgrade

Lockheed Martin Canada Mission Systems and Training , after signing a contract earlier this month in Chile, is now officially the main contractor and integrator for a USD600 million programme to modernise three British-built Type 23 frigates that Chile bought from the United Kingdom in 2005.

- Jane’s - US

No close partner for young, massive stars in Omega Nebula

Amsterdam, Netherlands Feb 15, 2017 Astronomers from Leuven and Amsterdam have discovered that massive stars in the star forming region M17 are - against expectations - not part of a close binary. They have started their lives alone or with a distant partner star. The researchers base their findings on data from the ...

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BHP Billiton, Escondida workers far apart one week into strike

The positions of BHP Billiton and the striking union at its Escondida copper mine, in Chile, the world's largest, remain distant even as the two parties agreed this week to return to the table. Escondida's 2 500-member union officially walked off the job on February 9 after contract talks with the company ended in failure. ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Texas passes actual bill to stop people from using the wrong flag emoji

Let's play "spot the difference" between the state flag of Texas and the flag of the Republic of Chile, shall we? This is the state flag of Texas: Image: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Image: John Weast/Getty Images This is the flag of Chile: Image: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Image: Paul Thomas/Getty Images Extremely ...

- Mashable! - US

Chilean denies killing Japanese student

SANTIAGO, Feb 17 — A Chilean man suspected of killing a Japanese exchange student in France has said he was with her the day she went missing, but denied any foul play. France is seeking the extradition of Nicolas Zepeda Contreras, 26, whom...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Chilean official: 'Israelite' tourists cannot be barred, can be expelled from hostels

RIO DE JANEIRO , A senior official of an entity tied to the Chilean government threatened Israeli tourists after a group was removed from a national park. National Forestry Corp. director Elizabeth Munoz criticized “Israelites” for “cultural bad behavior” after three Israeli tourists were expelled ...

- JTA - US

'We Need to Normalize HIV Now, Not Tomorrow,' Says One Chilean Artist

"I have HIV. I am a person."

- Global Voices - US

Why global education rankings don't reveal the whole picture

Is east Asia really the top dog when it comes to education? shutterstockCountry rankings in international education tests – such as PISA and TIMSS – are often used to compare and contrast education systems across a range of countries. But it isn't always an even playing field. This is because countries with very ...

- The Conversation - UK

Violent risks intelligence bulletin - 15 February 2017

Americas Brazil - 14 February 2017: In Belo Horizonte, police arrested a suspect in the burning of 10 public transport buses since 12 February, allegedly as retaliation for the killing of a gang leader. Chile - 14 February 2017: Mining workers carrying out a strike action at Escondida mine said

- Jane’s - US

Comet Breaks in Two — May Be Close to Disintegration

The end may be near for a comet that has been breaking into pieces for more than 20 years. On Feb. 12, viewers using the Slooh online observatory's telescope in Chile were among the first to see the nucleus of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann break into two

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New labour laws in Chile embolden striking miners

Workers at the world's largest copper mine in Chile are digging in for a long strike, emboldened by new labour laws that are likely to result in tough wage negotiations in the industry in 2017 in one of Latin America's most free-market economies. The 2 500-member union at BHP Billiton's Escondida mine has been on strike ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Telefonica, Huawei, Kamstrup in first LatAm NB-IoT trial

Telefonica and Huawei have teamed up with smart metering products provider Kamstrup to launch what the partners describe as the first project using NarrowBand Internet of Things technology in Latin America. During the trial, one of the leading water utilities in Chile successfully used the telemetry platform and real user ...

- Telecompaper - NL

What causes whale mass strandings?

Around 600 pilot whales recently became stranded on a New Zealand beach, around 400 of which died before volunteers could refloat them back into the sea. Sadly, this kind of mass whale stranding has occurred since human records began, and happens somewhere in the world on a regular basis. At the end of 2015, 337 sei whales ...

- The Conversation - UK

World's biggest copper mine Escondida hit by worker strikes amid labor law reform

Changes to labor laws have emboldened striking workers at Chile's biggest copper mine. The mine's operators, Anglo-Australian firm BHP Billiton, have already failed to fulfill supply contracts.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Foreign expressions for sex

1. The French don't say that a woman is busty'…they say that there's a crowd on the balcony' . 2. The Spanish don't have sex'…they wet the churro' . 3. Chilean men don't masturbate…they pull their guts' . 4. For a Portuguese, you are not

- Matador Network - US

In court, Chilean denies killing Japanese student in France

A Chilean accused of killing a 21-year-old Japanese woman in France told Chile's Supreme Court on Tuesday that he is innocent, his lawyer said. Nicolas Zepeda Contreras appeared in court accompanied by his lawyer, responding to a summons issued after France asked to have him extradited over the disappearance and presumed ...

- The Japan Times - JP

'Ring Of Fire' Solar Eclipse In Feb. 2017 - Path It Will Take | Video

On Feb. 26th, 2017, the annular solar eclipse will begin west of Southern Chile and end over Angola, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. Partial eclipse will be visible over most of South America, Africa, and Antarctica.

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Striking union at Escondida copper mine agrees to talk

Striking workers at Chile's massive Escondida copper mine have accepted a government invitation to try to resume dialogue with mine operator BHP Billiton, the union and government said on Tuesday. A BHP spokesperson said the company also had received the government invitation and was still evaluating it.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Suspect in missing Japanese woman's slaying in France appears before Chile court

A Chilean man suspected of involvement in the disappearance of a 21-year-old Japanese student in France appeared before Chile's Supreme Court on Tuesday. The court earlier this month ordered Nicolas Zepeda Contreras, 26, to appear to receive an explanation regarding France's request for Chile to detain and extradite him, as ...

- The Japan Times - JP

KGHM with $1.242 bln in impairments against foreign assets

WSE-listed silver and copper producer KGHM will write $1.242 billion in impairments including tax impact against foreign assets, including $1.03 billion for its Chilean mining operations in Sierra Gorda, the firm said in a market filing.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

IOM responds to forest fires in Chile

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Chile The most affected regions are Maule, Bío Bío, O'Higgins, Metropolitana, Araucanía and Valparaiso. The UNDAC team is assessing the level of damage and needs in Maule and Bío Bío.Chile - IOM has deployed emergency staff in response to forest fires that have ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

EU firefighters hailed as heroes in Chile

Chile has thanked 180 firefighters from Spain, France and Portugal for their help in tackling fires that have swept across the South American country, after an EU scheme allowed their assistance to be requested by Santiago. Euractiv Spain reports.

- EurActive - UK

Declassified: How America Planned to Invade Italy

Michael Peck Politics, A strange tale from the TNI Cold War archives. As accusations fly that Russia manipulated the 2016 American election to put Donald Trump in the White House, some Americans are remembering that the United States also fiddled with elections in numerous nations during the Cold War, including Chile, Iran ...

- The National Interest - US

Where To Look As The Lithium Boom Unfolds In 2017

The sweetest spot in the Lithium rush is now definitively Chile: It's the world's biggest venue, and it's about to explode as Tesla flips the switch on its battery gigafactory, Chinese-Korean investors prepare to drop $2 billion on a new Chilean gigafactory, and the government has a change of heart that has lithium at ...

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The high costs of protectionism

As one of his first official acts, President Trump signed an executive order removing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and moving to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement . The TPP is the 12-nation trade deal that included the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, ...

- Brookings - US

European Union deploys team of 187 to fight Chile's worst wildfires in 50 years

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Chile The fire wiped out more than 180,000 hectares in the central region of Maule, as well as the entire town of Santa Olga, former home to 4,500 inhabitants. A state of national catastrophe was declared ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

State of emergency declared in parts of Chile

Source: UN Country Team in Chile Country: Chile The total number of active forest fires recorded in the country is 124, of which 65 are controlled, 58 are being fought and eight have been extinguished as of 30 January. This Sitrep has been produced by the United Nations System in Chile, based on consolidated information ...

- ReliefWeb - INT