Tag Archives: Colombia

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Colombia president's bombing halt on rebels slammed by inspector general

By Peter Murphy BOGOTA (Reuters) – The decision by Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos to suspend the bombing of Marxist FARC rebel bases came under fire from the country's powerful…

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Australia police charge 6 with smuggling drugs from Colombia

SYDNEY (AP) — Six men were charged in Sydney with drug smuggling & more than 480 kilograms (1,060 pounds) of cocaine & methamphetamine have been seized in Columbia & Australia…

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SAfrica: FIFA not acting decisively on match-fixing claims

LONDON (AP) — The South African sports minister has accused FIFA of being "very inefficient" & not acting decisively on match-fixing investigations. In an interview with The Associated Press, Fikile…

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Colombia issues arrest warrants in probe of bribes paid to rebels

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia's Attorney General's office has issued five arrest warrants as part of an investigation into whether bribes were paid by Italian construction company SICIM to Marxist rebels…

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Exotic U.S. blooms flourish amid roses in Cupid's bouquet

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) – Forget spray roses & baby's breath this Valentine's Day. As consumers' tastes in bouquets turn to seasonal, delicate blooms, some of the U.S. floral…

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Colombia coal railway's overnight ban may start next week: source

By Peter Murphy BOGOTA (Reuters) – A ruling ordering Colombia's Fenoco coal railway to stop running trains overnight after noise complaints by nearby residents could take effect from next Friday,…

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Colombia's FARC rebels invite Miss Universe to attend peace talks

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels have invited the newly-crowned Miss Universe Paulina Vega, a native of the country's Caribbean coast, to attend their peace negotiations with the government,…

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Long recovery expected for poultry industry in B.C. after avian flu: expert

VANCOUVER – It could be as late as June before British Columbia farms are declared free of the avian flu, yet recovering from the international trade implications may take far…

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Colombia's Embera tribe hopes to eradicate FGM by 2030

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The taboo surrounding female genital mutilation (FGM) among Colombia's Embera indigenous tribe, the only tribe in Latin America known to carry out…

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Waiting time pushes Fredericton woman to Colombia for surgery

A Fredericton woman says the province could learn a few lessons in health care from Colombia. Sharon Burke is in the South American country, recovering from k​nee surgery. She decided…

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