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Deadly mall explosion in Colombia: 8 arrested.

Eight people were arrested in connection with the deadly explosion at an upscale mall in Colombia, the country's National Police said.

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Dutch foreign ministry says that two journalists who were kidnapped by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands " Dutch foreign ministry says that two journalists who were kidnapped by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

At least eleven die in Colombia coal mine explosion.

Explosion took place in an area where illegal underground coal mining is widespread and accidents are not uncommon The post At least eleven die in Colombia coal mine explosion appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

At least eleven die in Colombia coal mine explosion.

BOGOTA - At least eleven miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and two remain missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the government said on Saturday.

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Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb.

Eight people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of being involved in the explosion of a homemade bomb at a shopping mall that killed three people last weekend, Colombian authorities said.

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Eight detained over Colombia shopping mall blast.

Four women and four men arrested in connection with a bombing at a Bogata mall that killed three people last weekend.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Eight dead, five missing after Colombia mine blast.

CUCUNUBA, June 25 — Rescuers scrambled yesterday to find five people still missing after an explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia left at least eight people dead. The blast occurred at a mine in the town of Cucunuba in...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Eight dead, five missing after Colombia mine blast.

Rescuers scrambled Saturday to find five people still missing after an explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia left at least eight people dead. The post Eight dead, five missing after Colombia mine blast appeared first on Inquirer News.

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Freed Dutch newsmen say Colombia rebel group treated them well.

Two Dutch journalists freed by a Colombian rebel group after days in captivity said they are in good health and made 'a big mistake' when they entered a conflict zone, local media reported Saturday.

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Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast.

An explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia killed at least eight people, as rescuers scrambled to find five others still missing, authorities said Saturday, updating earlier figures.

- The Daily Star - LB

Colombian ELN rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists, ombudsman says.

Two Dutch journalists who had been captured by rebel's from Colombia's National Liberation Army, or ELN, were released unharmed.

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2 Dutch journalists freed unharmed by Colombian rebels

Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were released before dawn Saturday near where they were apprehended by guerrillas belonging to the National Liberation Army. Bolt said the two are doing well and anxious to be back with their families in Europe.

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Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

- Times Of India - IN

Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

Colombian coal production hit a record 90 million tons last year, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.  

- Zee News - IN

Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

BOGOTA, June 24 — An explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia killed at least eight people, as rescuers scrambled to find five others still missing, authorities said today, updating earlier figures. The blast yesterday occurred at...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

Officials said they do not know what caused the explosion The post Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast appeared first on The Express Tribune.

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2 Dutch journalists freed unharmed by Colombian rebels

Two Dutch journalists have been freed unharmed after being held captive for almost a week by leftist rebels in Colombia, the Dutch foreign minister said Saturday. One of the journalists said they were treated well but conditions in the jungle are difficult in any case.

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2 Dutch journalists freed unharmed by Colombian rebels

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2 Dutch journalists freed unharmed by Colombian rebels

The Netherlands' foreign ministry says that two Dutch journalists who were kidnapped earlier this week by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released unharmed.

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Colombia's ELN rebels free kidnapped Dutch reporters

Rebels with Colombia's National Liberation Army group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country's northeast, officials said Saturday.

- France24 - FR

Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters

Bogota, Colombia, Jun 24 - Rebels with Colombia's National Liberation Army group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country's northeast, officials said Saturday. Colombia's ombudsman office, which handles human rights issues, wrote on Twitter that the rebel group freed reporter Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, ...

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Colombia's ELN frees two Dutch journalists

Officials say Derk Bolt and Eugenio Marie, abducted earlier this week, released in rural area in Norte de Santander.

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Dutch foreign ministry says that two journalists who were kidnapped by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released

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Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists

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Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists

The Netherlands' foreign ministry says that two Dutch journalists who were kidnapped earlier this week by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released unharmed.

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Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists

Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender are released after conflicting reports about their fate.

- BBC - UK

Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists

Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender are released after a day of conflicting reports about their fate.

- BBC - UK

Global Energy Advisory June 23rd 2017

Mexico awarded 10 of the 15 oil and gas offshore blocks it tendered this week, with the results of the tender exceeding expectations amid increasingly weak oil prices. Winners included Italy's Eni, Shell, Total, Spanish Repsol, Lukoil, and Ecopetrol, as well as local major Pemex. The Italian oil and gas giant was the ...

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Colombia comes to France

After building bridges with South Korea, Croatia and Vietnam, France is now celebrating its friendship with Colombia with a year of artistic exchanges between the two countries. From a bi-national philharmonic concert to the cultural imports bringing a "French touch" to Colombia, a full programme of events is planned. We ...

- France24 - FR

FARC disarmament a 'historic day' for Colombia, says president

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos tells FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman the completion of FARC rebels' disarmament marks a historic step in the country's "transition to peace".

- France24 - FR

Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation with trip

Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America's longest-running armed conflict.

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President: Colombia on verge of completing rebel disarmament

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the nation is on the verge of completing an historic feat: All guerrillas in the country's largest rebel group will soon have turned in their weapons.

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Colombia conflict: Seized Dutch journalists still held

ELN rebels deny earlier reports that the two journalists abducted last weekend have now been freed.

- BBC - UK

Colombia's ELN rebels announce release of kidnapped Dutch journalists

Colombia's Marxist ELN rebel group has announced that it has released two Dutch journalists kidnapped four days ago. Observers had expressed concerns that the kidnappings could undermine peace talks.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Bike Race Symbolizes Colombia's Transition From War To Peace

As the South American nation of Colombia transitions from war to peace, it is trying to lure visitors to places once rendered off limits by conflict. One village is trying to market its natural beauty through a bike race.

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Construction and hydrocarbon contractors and foreign nationals continue facing high kidnap risks in Colombia's Norte de Santander

Key Points At the national level, kidnapping risks are on a downward trend, with a tenfold reduction in recorded incidents in the past decade. The majority of kidnappings are perpetrated by criminal gangs and target professional and wealthy Colombians in the departments of Caquetá, Cauca,

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Colombia's FARC to finish disarming on Friday: president

PARIS, France, Jun 23 - Colombia's FARC rebels will complete their historic disarmament on Friday, ending half a century of war, President Juan Manuel Santos said during an official visit to France. “This June 23, the United Nations mission in Colombia will announce that the FARC has handed over 100 percent of its ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Colombia's ELN rebels to release kidnapped Dutch journalists

The Marxist insurgents have claimed that the journalists "are in good health and will be released." Observers have expressed concerns that the kidnappings could undermine peace talks launched in February.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Will Last Year's Peace Treaty Survive, or Is the Past Prologue in Colombia?

Greg Grandin An interview with historian Robert Karl on the country's violent demobilization. The post Will Last Year's Peace Treaty Survive, or Is the Past Prologue in Colombia? appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

Rebel Bomb Attack Halts Colombia's Cano Limon Crude Pipeline

A bomb attack over the weekend by the Marxist ELN rebels has halted the flow of crude along Colombia's Cano-Limon Covenas pipeline, sources say.

- Rigzone.com - US

Desperate Venezuelans set sights on Colombia

As Venezuela plunges further into political and economic ruin, the flight of its citizens is reaching levels unseen in its history. Experts believe nearly one-tenth of its population of now lives outside the country, including in Colombia.         

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A Ground Zero 'recovery hero' helped clear 9/11 wreckage. Now he's facing deportation.

Queens has been Carlos Humberto Cardona's home since he escaped violence in Colombia in 1986. When he saw the destruction of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, he thought his country needed his help. He spent nearly four months inhaling poisonous fumes as he removed hazardous material from the...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Breaking the impasse: Reducing protracted internal displacement as a collective outcome

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Philippines, Somalia, Ukraine, World In 2016, 31.1 million people were displaced by conflict and violence within their own borders. This brings the number of conflict-led IDPs to 40.3 million, while millions ...

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Boom time for Colombian cocaine, Afghan opioids

Some 30 million narcotics users are hooked worldwide and deliveries are "thriving", especially cocaine to Europe and North America, according to the UN'S drugs and crime agency. Opioids kill 190,000 sufferers annually.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Leftist rebels in Colombia: Dutch journalists will be freed

Leftist rebels say they will free two Dutch journalists kidnapped while reporting in a restive region of northeastern Colombia.

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Three arrested as liquid cocaine discovered inside fresh coconuts

Agents from Spain's Civil Guard, working in conjunction with the country's tax authorities, have made three arrests at the Adolfo Suárez airport in the capital, after seizing a shipment of fresh coconuts from Colombia ...

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Desperate Venezuelans Set Sights on Colombia as Worry Mounts

As the first hint of dawn stretches over a Colombian neighborhood known as “Little Mene Grande” after the warm, Venezuelan city where so many recent arrivals are from, six men and women rise from worn, flattened mattresses. The women do their makeup in front of a mirror hanging from the security bars inside a ...

- Voice of America - US

To Ted Cruz: Further Militarizing Mexico's Drug War Is a Horrible Idea

Ted Cruz recently provided an exclusive interview to Breitbart News. He asserted that the U.S. military should be working in conjunction with the Mexican government to fight the cartels. He didn't suggest a full-scale invasion, but he did propose something similar to our program, "Plan Colombia." If you're not familiar, ...

- Antiwar.com - US

Desperate Venezuelans set sights on Colombia as worry mounts

As the first hint of dawn stretches over a Colombian neighborhood known as "Little Mene Grande" after the warm, Venezuelan city where so many recent arrivals are from, six men and women rise from worn, flattened mattresses.

- FOX News - US

Deportation-threatened Ground Zero worker granted clemency by New York's Democratic governor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted clemency on Wednesday to a former worker at Ground Zero in an effort to halt the man's deportation to Colombia, which came about as a result of President Donald Trump's new immigration policies. The New York Daily News said that Carlos Cardona has b...

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