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Italian consortium set to win giant Chile telescope contract

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – An Italian consortium, including construction company Astaldi Spa, is close to securing a contract to build the world's largest telescope in the Chilean desert, project owner the…

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Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal signed, but years of negotiations still to come

By Rebecca Howard WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the world's biggest multinational trade deals, was signed by 12 member nations on Thursday in New Zealand, yet the…

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Chile's airports to resume normal operations as strike ends

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile's Defense Minister said the government & workers tied to the civil aviation authority reached an agreement Sunday, ending a four-day strike that forced airlines to cancel…

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No end in sight for Chile airport strike as holidays loom

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Ten of Chile's airports remained closed on Saturday as striking workers tied to the civil aviation authority & officials failed to reach an agreement, with the outlook…

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In Chile, world's astronomy hub, scientists fear loss of dark skies

By Gram Slattery CERRO LAS CAMPANAS, Chile (Reuters) – When some of the world's leading astronomers scaled a frosty, Chilean peak in mid-November to break ground on a state-of-the-art, $1…

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Chileans shocked by radio confession of Pinochet-era executions

By Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A caller into a radio show shocked Chile this week with a chilling confession of executions he had taken part in as a conscript…

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North Face co-founder and environmentalist Douglas Tompkins dies in Chile kayaking accident

SANTIAGO, Chile – Douglas Tompkins, the co-founder of The North Face & Esprit clothing companies who bought up large swaths of land in South America's Patagonia region to keep them…

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Chile extends Congress calendar to ease legislation gridlock

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile's Congress will extend its working term next month as the government rushes to push through a daunting stack of reforms before its February summer recess. Lawmakers…

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North Face co-founder Tompkins dies in Chile accident

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Douglas Tompkins, the co-founder of The North Face & Esprit clothing companies who bought up large swaths of land in South America's Patagonia region to keep…

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The North Face founder, Douglas Tompkins, dies in Chile kayak accident

By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO (Reuters) – U.S. environmentalist & businessman Douglas Tompkins, the founder of outdoor clothing & equipment company The North Face, died on Tuesday during a kayaking trip…

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