German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier apologizes that, for decades, German diplomats failed to act on abuses at Colonia Dignidad, the secretive German enclave in Chile whose story is told in the movie ''Colonia''.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister has expressed regret over the fact that his country's diplomats failed for years to act on abuses at a secretive German colony in Chile. For three decades from 1961 onward the enclave…
Former Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is elected President of Germany. Context: Frank-Walter Steinmeier, foreign minister of Germany
Four people are killed as intense rains and snowstorms hit central and southern Chile. About 3,000 people are homeless, and hundreds of thousands have lost power. Context: Chile
Construction begins on the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) in northern Chile. The ELT is expected to become operational in 2024. Context: Chile
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu cancels a visit with the foreign minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel after the latter's refusal to cancel a meeting with the Israel Defense Forces veterans NGO Breaking the Silence saying the group "slanders IDF soldiers as war criminals" Context: foreign minister of Germany
At a NATO meeting, German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel rejects as "quite unrealistic" the belief that Germany would spend 2% of GDP on the military. He says other spending such as development aid should be taken into account. Context: foreign minister of Germany
Millions of residents in the Chilean capital Santiago are left without access to running water after the Maipo River is contaminated by flooding and landslides. At least four people have died in the floods. Context: Chile
A bus traveling to Chile overturns in Argentina's Mendoza Province, killing at least 19 people. Context: Chile
A wildfire destroys almost the entire town of Santa Olga in Chile's central Maule Region as a Russian firefighting Ilyushin Il-76 arrives to help fight the worst wildfire in Chile's modern history. Context: Chile
Chile has declared a state of emergency and requested international help to help deal with forest fires. Context: Chile
A wildfire destroys at least 100 homes in Valparaso, Chile, causing the evacuation of about 400 people. The Chilean Ministry of the Interior and Public Security reports that at least 19 people suffered from minor injuries. Context: Chile
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