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Colombia prosecutor questions ELN rebel's peace plans after massacre

Colombia's chief prosecutor on Monday called into question the ELN guerrilla group's commitment to peace talks with the government after the group was accused of killing five people in an area where it has clashed with drug cartels.

At least 30 injured after explosion in Bogota

A explosion in the Macarena area of Bogota injured at least 30 people on Sunday, many of them police officers who were guarding a bull running through the streets of the Colombian capital.

Colombia's FARC rebels ready to hand in their weapons

The last of Colombia's leftist FARC rebels entered the country's newly created transition zones on Saturday ahead of handing in their weapons, some two months after agreeing to an historic peace deal with the government.

Colombia reaches deal to begin peace talks with ELN rebels

Colombia and the ELN (National Liberation Army) rebel group have reached an agreement to begin peace negotiations, which have been stalled since October, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday.

Colombia legislators approve revised peace deal

A "new era" for Colombia begins Thursday, President Juan Manuel Santos said, with the implementation of a revised peace accord between the government and the FARC rebel group to end the hemisphere's longest-running armed conflict.

Investigation points to fuel shortage in Colombia plane crash

Investigators are looking into the possibility that a charter jet that crashed in Colombia while carrying 77 people, including a Brazilian football team, may have run out of fuel, authorities said Wednesday.

Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia - 71 dead

The Brazilian football team Chapecoense AF were flying to what might have been their greatest triumph

76 dead in Colombia plane crash, police say

Seventy-six people, including members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, are dead after a chartered plane carrying 81 people crashed in the mountains of Colombia on Tuesday, according to police.

Plane carrying Brazilian footballers crashes in Colombia

A plane carrying more than 80 people, including members of the Brazilian club football team Chapecoense, crashed in Colombia early Tuesday morning, local broadcaster Caracol reported.

Colombian government, FARC rebels sign "better" peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), made a fresh attempt at sealing a peace deal Thursday to formally end decades of conflict.

New deal with FARC rebels is final, Colombian government says

The new peace agreement which the Colombian government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced last week is final, the Colombian government said Tuesday.

Congress, not voters, could decide on new Colombia peace deal

Colombia's Congress, not its people, may give final approval to any revised peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday.

Venezuelan fighter intercepts Colombian passenger flight

A Colombian passenger plane was intercepted and escorted from Venezuelan airspace by a Venezuelan fighter plane, the government in Bogota revealed Saturday.

Record 300 tons of cocaine seized this year in Colombia

Colombian anti-drug squads have this year seized a record haul of around 300 tons of cocaine.

Colombia to keep ceasefire "as long as necessary"

Colombia will continue its ceasefire with the FARC rebel group "as long as necessary," Defence Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said Wednesday, amid concerns war could break out again after Colombians voted to reject a historic peace treaty.

Santos, FARC renew pledge for peace after Colombia rejects accord

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono vowed to keep working for peace Sunday after Colombian voters narrowly rejected the peace accord the leaders signed just days ago.

Colombia votes in crucial peace deal referendum

Colombians were voting in a referendum on Sunday that will either affirm a historic peace accord

Colombia peace deal to win referendum, polls show

Colombia's historic peace accord with the FARC guerrilla group is likely to be approved in a national referendum, according to three opinion polls published Tuesday.

Colombia, FARC to sign landmark peace deal September 26

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Commander Rodrigo Londono will sign a historic peace agreement in a September 26 ceremony in Cartagena, Santos announced Friday.

Ahead of referendum, polls favour Colombia peace deal

A strong majority of likely voters say they support a peace deal between Colombia's government and the country's largest Marxist guerrillas, according to a new opinion poll published Friday, one month before a binding referendum.

Colombia, FARC rebels reach peace deal, ending 50-year conflict

After more than 50 years of armed conflict, Colombia and the FARC rebel group Wednesday announced they have reached a final peace accord.

EU hails release of journalists kidnapped by Colombian guerillas

The European Union hailed the release by Colombian Marxist rebels of three kidnapped journalists

Three kidnapped journalists released by Colombian guerillas

Three journalists recently captured by Marxist guerillas in remote northern Colombia were released Friday, news reports said.