• Mayor November 23, 2019 4:42 am

    Colombia President Orders Curfew in Bogota Following Unrest

    Colombian President Iván Duque ordered a curfew in the nation’s capital Friday amid continuing unrest following a massive march a day before that brought tens of thousands to the streets in a strong message of rejection against his conservative government.

  • head August 29, 2019 9:23 pm

    Colombia Tribunal Orders Arrest of 4 FARC Leaders Taking Up Arms Again

    Colombia’s peace tribunal ordered the arrest of four rebel leaders who appeared in a video Thursday pledging to resume their insurgency. A tribunal statement said that Luciano Marín, the former chief negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, and top allies who appeared alongside him while heavily armed immediately lost their benefits under the 2016 peace deal on ending...

  • food April 14, 2019 10:12 pm

    US Secretary of State Visits Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Venezuelan migrants in Colombia on Sunday as he wrapped up a four-nation tour of South America aimed at pressuring Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. Pompeo went to a migrant center in the border town of Cucuta with Colombian President Ivan Duque. Not far away, Venezuelan security forces with riot gear stood in...

  • Colombia April 5, 2019 8:33 am

    UK Police Outside Ecuador Embassy Amid WikiLeaks Tweets

    British police stationed armed officers outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Friday after tweets from WikiLeaks quoted what it said were high-level sources saying that Julian Assange could be kicked out of the building within “hours to days.” The red-brick embassy building with white window frames and balconies was quiet. No embassy official or any British authorities commented on...

  • Donald Trump March 1, 2019 4:36 pm

    US Hits Venezuela Officials With Sanctions for Blocking Aid

    The Trump administration imposed sanctions Friday on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces and revoked the visas of other officials and their relatives in the latest effort to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into leaving office. The sanctions are in response to the blocking of humanitarian aid convoys last week while the visa revocations on “numerous” individuals are intended...

  • Donald Trump February 25, 2019 9:40 pm

    Pence in Colombia Announces New Sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro, Allies

    The Trump administration announced new sanctions Monday on allies of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro as it struggles to find new ways to boost his opponent after an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from security forces loyal to the socialist leader. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in the Colombian capital for an emergency...

  • food February 24, 2019 10:40 pm

    Maduro Opponents Boost Military Rhetoric in Venezuela Crisis

    Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider “all options” to resolve Venezuela’s crisis, a dramatic escalation in rhetoric that echoes comments from the Trump administration hinting at potential U.S. military involvement. Guaido’s comments late Saturday came after a tumultuous day that saw President Nicolas Maduro’s forces fire tear gas and buckshot on activists trying to...

  • D.C. October 31, 2018 9:49 am

    Trump: ‘I Cancelled' Military Parade Expected to Cost $92 Million

    The cancellation of President Donald Trump’s Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public, setting off a chaotic volley of tweets and accusations between the president and the mayor of the nation’s capital. The drama that unfolded Thursday and Friday also highlighted, not for the...

  • Donald Trump August 17, 2018 6:32 am

    Further Taliban Assaults Likely in Afghanistan: Mattis

    The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. In his most detailed comments on the Taliban’s assault on the eastern city of Ghazni since it began Aug. 10, Mattis said the Taliban had six...

  • Facebook August 13, 2018 12:57 pm

    NJ Newlyweds, Wedding Friends Rescued From Submerged Car on Flooded Road

    Some say rain on your wedding day is good luck.

  • United States February 24, 2020 6:59 pm

    Cartel Targets K-9: Extraordinary Drug Dog Worries Colombia's Gulf Clan

    A Colombian drug cartel has offered a reward to anyone who can kill or capture a drug dog that has an exemplary record.

  • Mayor May 29, 2018 5:39 am

    Dismayed Colombians Weigh Uneasy Options in Runoff Race

    It was the outcome millions of Colombians had hoped to avoid: A bitter runoff between two presidential candidates whose polarizing viewpoints once again leave the nation divided. In order to win in June, both conservative former senator Ivan Duque and one-time guerrilla leftist Gustavo Petro will need to sway many of the more than 6 million voters who lie somewhere...

  • Donald Trump April 10, 2018 7:34 pm

    Trump Axes Trip Amid Discussions Over Syria, Raid on Lawyer

    With federal agents digging into his personal affairs, Donald Trump drove his West Wing into deeper tumult Tuesday, canceling a South American trip to consider a military strike in Syria and bidding farewell to another top aide amid a continual staffing shakeup. Trump, still fuming after agents on Monday raided the office of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has privately...

  • Associated Press September 11, 2017 9:27 am

    Pope Arrival in Cartagena Off to Bumpy Start With Black Eye

    Pope Francis wrapped up his Colombia trip with a deeply personal final day Sunday honoring St. Peter Claver, a fellow Jesuit who ministered to hundreds of thousands of African slaves who arrived in the port of Cartagena to be sold during Spanish colonial times. Francis’ visit to Cartagena got off to a rocky start, however, when he banged his head...

  • PRESIDENT September 7, 2017 8:39 pm

    Pope Urges Forgiveness in Colombia After Decades of Conflict

    Pope Francis urged young Colombians on Thursday to take the lead in promoting forgiveness to help their country heal from a half-century of conflict, saying they should “look to the future without the burden of hatred” that their elders often carry....
    From the halls of the presidential palace to the green hills of Bogota’s Simon Bolivar park, Francis brought his message...

  • Associated Press September 7, 2017 6:46 am

    Pope Francis Urges Young Colombians: ‘Don't Ever Lose Happiness and Hope'

    Pope Francis received a spirited and symbolic welcome as he arrived in Colombia on Wednesday, saying he wants to bring a message of hope for Colombians as they work to heal the wounds and divisions left by Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict....
    Francis’ white popemobile was nearly mobbed by jubilant crowds who flooded the 15-kilometer (9-mile) road into Bogota from the...

  • PRESIDENT June 18, 2017 1:18 am

    Colombia: ‘Terrorist Bombing' at Mall Kills 3, Injures 9

    A homemade bomb placed in a women’s bathroom rocked one of the busiest shopping centers in Colombia’s capital Saturday, killing three people, including a French woman, and wounding nine others. Witnesses told of being evacuated from movie theaters and stores after the blast at the upscale Centro Andino in the heart of Bogota’s tourist district. Ambulances and firetrucks rushed to...

  • PRESIDENT April 4, 2017 1:30 am

    Fewer Missing But More Dead as Rivers Recede in Colombia

    Search teams were still digging and probing into dense piles of mud and debris Monday, refusing to give up the search for survivors of the deadliest floods in the recent history of this Colombian city. Three days after floodwaters rushed through the city of Mocoa, Colombian authorities say will check any report of movement that could be a sign of...

  • California February 20, 2017 8:04 am

    Los Angeles Is the Most Clogged City in the World: Traffic Study

    When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods last year. That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89, according to a traffic scorecard compiled by Inrix,...

  • United States January 31, 2017 8:14 am

    Repairs Uncover Cocaine Worth $434K in Airplane's Nose Gear

    Authorities say 31 pounds of cocaine that was accidentally discovered stashed in the nose of an American Airlines aircraft in Tulsa is worth around $434,000.

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