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Chile nuclear watchdog weighs probe into fraud over lithium exports -documents

15 Jan 2019

SANTIAGO Chile's nuclear watchdog CCHEN is considering an investigation into potential fraud after an audit found that the agency for decades failed to properly record exports of ultralight battery metal lithium, documents obtained by Reuters show.

Explainer: SQM and Chile reach lithium deal, but Atacama water woes continue

09 Jan 2019

SANTIAGO Chile's environmental regulator this week approved a $25 million compliance plan by lithium miner SQM , ending a multi-year investigation by authorities that found the Chilean miner had overdrawn lithium-rich brine from the Atacama salt flat.

EXPLAINER-SQM and Chile reach lithium deal, but Atacama water woes continue

09 Jan 2019

SANTIAGO, Jan 9 Chile's environmental regulator this week approved a $25 million compliance plan by lithium miner SQM, ending a multi-year investigation by authorities that found the Chilean miner had overdrawn lithium-rich brine from the Atacama salt flat.

UPDATE 2-Chile okays lithium miner SQM's plan to remedy water violations

07 Jan 2019

SANTIAGO, Jan 7 Chile's environmental regulator on Monday approved a $25 million compliance plan by SQM , ending a multi-year investigation by authorities that found the Chilean miner had overdrawn lithium-rich brine from the Atacama salt flat.

Chile okays lithium producer SQM's plan to remedy water violations

07 Jan 2019

SANTIAGO, Jan 7 Chile's environmental regulator on Monday approved a $25 million compliance plan by top lithium producer SQM, ending a multi-year investigation by Chilean authorities that found SQM had overdrawn lithium-rich brine from the Atacama salt flat, straining water supplies in the world's driest desert.

Russia's Rosatom tells Chile it can help boost lithium output

27 Dec 2018

SANTIAGO Russia's state-owned nuclear power company Rosatom has offered Chile's government technology it says can boost output of lithium, a key ingredient in electric vehicle batteries, according to lobbyist transparency filings reviewed by Reuters.

Russia's Rosatom tells Chile it can help boost lithium output

27 Dec 2018

SANTIAGO, Dec 27 Russia's state-owned nuclear power company Rosatom has offered Chile's government technology it says can boost output of lithium, a key ingredient in electric vehicle batteries, according to lobbyist transparency filings reviewed by Reuters.

UPDATE 1-LATAM Airlines says airport workers strike will not affect flights

07 Dec 2018

SANTIAGO, Dec 7 LATAM Airlines Group SA , the region's largest airline, said on Friday that an airport worker's strike in Santiago would not affect scheduled flights.

LATAM Airlines union workers plan strike set to begin midnight Friday

07 Dec 2018

SANTIAGO, Dec 6 A union of workers at LATAM Airlines, Latin America's largest airline, are planning to strike beginning on Friday at midnight local time (0300 GMT), the union said in a statement on Thursday.

Exclusive: Albemarle pushes Chile to reverse lithium quota decision - filings

06 Dec 2018

SANTIAGO/HOUSTON Albemarle Corp has launched an aggressive lobbying campaign after Chilean regulators denied its request to boost lithium output, stressing the company's importance to Chile's economy and workers, according to records reviewed by Reuters.

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As shutdown lingers, Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union address

With the U.S. government shutdown dragging into its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny the president the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.