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Talks to end Chile copper mine strike postponed

Antofagasta - Negotiations aimed at ending a strike that has halted production at the world's biggest copper mine were postponed indefinitely Wednesday, the government and a union said.

Striking Chile copper miners accept govt mediation

Santiago - Chilean miners who have rattled commodity markets by halting production at the world's biggest copper pit agreed Tuesday to restart government-mediated negotiations to end their strike.

Strike at world's top copper mine could last 2 months

Santiago - Striking workers at the world's top copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, said Friday they were prepared to hold out for two months in their bid for higher salaries.

Workers strike at world's top copper mine

Santiago - Workers at the world's top copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, launched what they vowed would be a "long and hard" strike Thursday, causing jitters on world commodity markets.

World's biggest copper mine faces 'long, hard' strike

Santiago - Workers at the world's largest copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, are vowing to launch a "long and hard" strike Thursday for pay increases, causing jitters on world markets.

Chile summons for suspect in Japanese student's death

Santiago - Chile's Supreme Court has issued a summons for a Chilean man suspected of killing a Japanese student in France in December, officials said Wednesday.

Chile rejects French request to arrest murder suspect

Santiago - A Chilean judge on Friday rejected a request from France to arrest a man suspected of killing a Japanese student in the French city of Besancon.

More than 40 detained in Chile for spreading forest fires

Santiago - Authorities have detained 43 people suspected of stoking some of the deadly Chilean forest fires that have killed 11 people and destroyed large swaths of land, President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday.

Death toll climbs to 11 in Chile forest fires

Santiago - Forest fires ravaging southern Chile have now killed 11 people, President Michelle Bachelet said Saturday, as firefighters waged an all-out battle to extinguish the raging infernos.

Chile wildfires kill 10 people: president

Santiago - Raging forest fires in central Chile have killed 10 people, displaced thousands and destroyed entire villages, the government said Thursday.

Fourth firefighter dies in Chile wildfires

Santiago - A fourth firefighter died Wednesday while battling vast forest blazes in central Chile, the emergency services said.

Chile farmers fight wildfire 'catastrophe'

Malloco - Chile's president ordered extra funds Tuesday to be spent on fighting the country's worst forest fires ever, as frantic locals called for help to save their homes, animals and farmland.

Chile fires cause 'worst forestry disaster' in its history

Santiago - Vast woodland fires in the center and south of Chile have caused "the biggest forestry disaster in our history," President Michelle Bachelet said Monday, canceling a trip abroad to supervise the emergency.

'Catastrophe' declared as wildfires rage in central Chile

Metropolitana - Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile as crews Saturday fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades.

French president warns against protectionism on Latin American visit

Santiago - French President Francois Hollande warned Saturday that protectionism is "the worst response," in a seeming allusion to the "America First" policies of new US President Donald Trump.

Chile's Bachelet hopes Trump will 'respect' Latin America

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday that she hopes Donald Trump will maintain "a relationship of respect and cooperation" with Latin America when he takes over the White House.

Chile city in state of emergency over wildfires

Santiago - Chile on Saturday declared a local state of emergency over wildfires plaguing the landmark tourist-draw city of Valparaiso.

Fire in historic Chilean city 'practically' controlled

Santiago - A large fire that burned 150 homes in the historic port city of Valparaiso, Chile, has been "practically" brought under control, an official said Tuesday.

Huge wildfire burns homes in Valparaiso, Chile

Playa Ancha - A wildfire ravaged woods and burned 100 homes in the hilly Chilean port city of Valparaiso on Monday, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people.

Strong Christmas Day quake alarms Chile, but no deaths reported

Santiago - A strong Christmas Day quake rattled southern Chile on Sunday, triggering initial tsunami fears and evacuations, but no deaths were reported and damage was minor.The quake registered 7.
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