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Colombians re-elect Juan Manuel Santos in boost for FARC talks

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 05:52

Colombians re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday in a cliffhanger poll seen as a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas, election authorities said.

Colombia presidential run-off a referendum on peace talks

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 20:32

Colombia on Sunday will hold a presidential run-off that has become a referendum on peace talks under way with Latin America`s oldest insurgency.

Candidates in Colombia`s presidential election

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 08:37

President Juan Manuel Santos and opposition challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga are in a tight race ahead of a second-round vote on June 15 for Colombia`s top job, in an election campaign being held against a backdrop of peace talks with Marxist rebels.

Colombia presidential candidate drops threat to end FARC talks

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:11

Colombian presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who faces incumbent Juan Manuel Santos in a run-off vote, on Thursday dropped his threat to end peace talks with Marxist rebels if elected, softening his stance on the election`s most pivotal issue.

Colombian presidential candidates face run-off

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 07:38

Colombia`s President Juan Manuel Santos and opposition candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga will face each other in run-off to be held June 15, Xinhua reported Monday.

Colombia hails `important step` in FARC peace process

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 15:24

Colombia and leftist FARC guerrillas concluded a key stage in talks on Friday aimed at ending five decades of war, as the rebels announced a truce for the upcoming presidential election.

Colombian President falls off bike

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 10:52

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos fell off a bicycle presented to him by victims of country`s internal armed conflict at a ceremony in Apartado city. But he was not hurt.

Colombia military chief fired in scandal

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 02:46

Colombia`s president has fired his armed forces chief for verbally maligning prosecutors involved in investigations of officers accused of ordering extrajudicial executions.

Alleged army cyberspying on Colombia negotiators

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 06:23

Juan Manuel Santos denied that his administration was in any way involved in the reported spying by members of an elite army cyber-unit on digital communications of govt peace negotiators.

Colombian rebels say Santos govt escalates war

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 02:02

FARC guerrillas Thursday accused President Juan Manuel Santos of escalating the war in Colombia even as his government engages in peace talks here.

Colombia president yields to court in mayor`s ouster

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 04:37

Colombia`s President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday he would abide by a court order temporarily suspending the controversial ouster of the mayor of Bogota.

Maradona invited to Colombian 'Match for Peace' in Cuba

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 11:51

Diego Maradona has been invited by Colombia`s FARC to play for their team in a soccer "Game for Peace" during talks in Cuba between the rebels and the Colombian government looking to settle a decades-old conflict.