Colombia peace deal – A Historic agreement of 2016

Image copyright EPA The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels are set to sign a historic agreement deal that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war. The last of the major Cold War conflicts killed 260,000 people and left six million internally displaced. President Juan Manuel Santos and rebel leader Timoleon Jimenez, known […]

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Who are the Farc? -Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia): The Farc is the oldest and largest group among Colombia’s left-wing rebels and is one of the world’s richest guerrilla armies. The group’s roots can be traced back to the Liberal guerrilla bands of La Violencia – the civil war between the Liberal and Conservative parties that raged from […]

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Poland’s ex-president Walesa ‘I would shoot’ Russian jets buzzing past US ships “

Poland’s former president and democracy icon Lech Walesa said he would not hesitate to “knock off the wing” of Russian jets if he were in charge of the US destroyer Donald Cook. “If I were the commander of this ship, if these [Russian] planes were flying I would shoot them. But not to kill. I […]

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‘Stay away from Russian borders or keep transponders on’: Russian MoD on US spy planes in Baltics

  Russian Defense Ministry suggests US surveillance planes should either keep their distance from Russian borders while performing flights over the Baltic Sea, or at least keep aerial transponders switched on for identification. “There are two solutions for the US Air Force [operating in the Baltic Sea]: either do not fly near our borders, or […]

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