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Japan drawn with two-time champion Chile for Copa America

Soccer Jan 25, 2019

Japan drawn with two-time champion Chile for Copa America

Japan has been drawn with two-time defending champion Chile, Uruguay and Ecuador in Group C for this year's Copa America in Brazil, the South American Football Confederation announced Thursday. The Samurai Blue, currently ranked 50th by FIFA, will open their campaign against No. 13 Chile ...

Soccer Sep 6, 2018

JFA to evaluate Japan-Chile match after Hokkaido earthquake

The Japan Football Association is evaluating whether or not Friday's international friendly between Japan and Chile will take place as planned. The match, which would mark the debut of Hajime Moriyasu as Samurai Blue head coach, is scheduled to kick off from 7 p.m. at ...

Chile in shock as 10 women perish in nursing home blaze

World Aug 15, 2018

Chile in shock as 10 women perish in nursing home blaze

Ten women burned to death in a blaze at a Chilean nursing home Tuesday, shocking the country and prompting a call by President Sebastian Pinera to shake consciences over treatment of the elderly. The tragedy revived debate in the South American country over the precarious ...

U.N. approves Chile's Michelle Bachelet as new human rights chief

World Aug 11, 2018

U.N. approves Chile's Michelle Bachelet as new human rights chief

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's unanimous approval as the next U.N. human rights chief on Friday sparked a sharp exchange between the United States and several key opponents over rights abuses — a foretaste of some of the issues Bachelet will confront. With a bang ...

World / Crime & Legal Jul 17, 2018

Ex-Pinochet colonel captured in Argentina

Argentina says it has captured a former Chilean army colonel convicted of committing crimes against humanity during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Sergio Francisco Jara Arancibia was "one of Chile's most wanted fugitives over murders committed in 1973," Argentina's ministry of security and the nation ...