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FARC Says It Still Wants Peace

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Commanders and soldiers in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia remain warily committed to an end to their 52-year battle with the government, despite voters’ rejection of a peace agreement.
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She is also charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly misleading local police in Florida and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on information relating to the attack.
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Here is a schedule of events to guide you through the week. All times are PST and are subject to change.
SASKATOON - Drop a puck, become a Canuck. That might be the idea behind a ceremony to be held this weekend at a Saskatoon Blades hockey game, where 20 new Canadians will be sworn in as citizens. The
White House ruled out the commutation to Edward Snowden, currently on a political asylum in Russia
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they have arrested a Czech man in Phuket who is believed to be infected with HIV and is wanted by Interpol for alleged sexual offenses against minors back home. Interpo
Now, Britain has the lowest level of productivity in the G7
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government said on Wednesday it was not ruling out a future underwater search for a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet as families of those on board criticized t
He dismissed as a hoax a privately-prepared intelligence dossier that claimed Russian intelligence agencies had compromising material on Trump
LITTLE ELM, Texas (AP) — A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood. Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harris
The case was filed by 45 Americans who were in the final stages of adoptions in Russia in 2012 when the Parliament abruptly ended adoptions by Americans in retaliation for U.S. sanctions against Russ
BEIJING (AP) — Nine people have been killed in the partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China. The state-run Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that the people killed were doing maintenance wor
The deaths of five people, including a Canadian man, in Monday's nightclub shooting in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, are tragic — but that doesn't mean t
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of fugitive wanted in an Orlando police officer’s fatal shooting (all times local): 9 p.m. Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pr
The 62-year-old Maniero led the powerful Venetian mala del Brenta mafia group until the mid-1990s.
Close to 100 dolphins have died after being stranded in south Florida’s Everglades National Park
Western lowland gorilla dies in her sleep at a zoo in the US less than a month after her birthday.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the Edward Snowden leaks on secret US surveillance, says Chelsea Manning "did a great deal of public good".
A Nigerian military jet, on mission to root out Boko Haram militants, on Tuesday bombed a camp for people fleeing the jihadist group, killing dozens and injuring many more.
CLEVELAND - The search for human remains from a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month has ended, and DNA testing has identified three of the six people killed, an airport official said on Tuesd
An Italian court sentences the group over the disappearance of Italian nationals in the 70s and 80s.
CHICAGO - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says he will play Alexander Hamilton at a Chicago performance in honour of the commutation of Oscar Lopez Rivera's sentence by President Obama. Lopez R
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai transgender activist Nada Chaiyajit completed her undergraduate studies in August, and two months later, school officials told her 12 classmates - all men -
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lawyers worked out a plea deal Tuesday in the case of a man charged with killing a 13-year-old Milwaukee girl in 1982. Jose E. Ferreira Jr., 51, pleaded not guilty in 2015 to second-
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigrant advocacy groups say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S.
QUEBEC - All 13 Conservative leadership candidates crossed swords in a French-language debate Tuesday as they tried to cement their credentials ahead of the vote in May. Each of the 13 read a 30-seco
BEIJING (Reuters) - The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new unc
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Fr
VANCOUVER - Opposition is mounting against the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline as three First Nations launch fresh legal challenges aimed at stymying a project they say was approved
LONDON (AP) — Jet engine maker Rolls Royce has agreed to pay 671 million pounds ($808 million) to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the U.S. and Brazil. U.K. Hi
TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despit
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