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Head of Freeport's Indonesian unit resigns

Copper miner in deadlock with government over export ban

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Policemen stand guard as workers of PT Freeport Indonesia protest in Mimika, Papua Province, Indonesia, on Feb. 17. (Courtesy Antara Foto)   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- U.S. miner Freeport-McMoran's Indonesian subsidiary announced the resignation of its President on Saturday, adding fresh uncertainty to its negotiations with the government over a ban on exports from its giant copper mine in Papua Province.

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