Colombian Congress ratifies peace deal with FARC

Colombia`s Congress on Wednesday unanimously approved a peace deal with FARC guerrillas to end more than a half-century of civil war, lawmakers said.

Bogota: Colombia`s Congress on Wednesday unanimously approved a peace deal with FARC guerrillas to end more than a half-century of civil war, lawmakers said.

The House of Representatives voted 130-0 to approve the text adopted a day earlier by the Senate.

President Juan Manuel Santos said the vote provided "landmark backing" for the peace he pushed.