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Colombian govt, guerrilla group to resume peace talks next month

Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla commander Pablo Beltran (left) and Colombian government delegation member Otty Patino (right) listen to the reading of a document after a meeting within the framework of the peace talks at "La Casona Cultural Aquiles Nazoa" complex in Caracas on January 21, 2023. (YURI CORTEZ / AFP) CARACAS – The […]

Over 60 women, children freed in Burkina Faso after kidnapping

Burkina Faso army officers patrol near a French armored vehicle parked in Kaya, capital of Burkina Faso's north-central region on Nov 20, 2021. (OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP) OUAGADOUGOU – Sixty-six women and children kidnapped by armed assailants in northern Burkina Faso last week have been freed, national broadcaster Radiodiffusion Télévision du Burkina (RTP) said […]

Brazil defense minister: Military not directly involved in Brasilia riots

File photo of Brazilian future Defense Minister Jose Mucio. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA – Brazil Minister of Defense Jose Mucio said on Friday that the country's armed forces were not directly involved in the riots by supporters of far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed government buildings calling for a coup. President Luiz Inacio […]

Brazil police carry out raids against suspects in Brasilia riots

Protesters, supporters of Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro, sit in front of police inside Planalto Palace after storming it, in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan 8, 2023. (ERALDO PERES / AP) BRASILIA — Brazil's federal police on Friday carried out raids against people suspected of involvement in the Jan 8 storming of government buildings by supporters of […]

Ukrainian, European Council presidents to discuss cooperation

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (right) and the President of the European Council Charles Michel arrive to give a press conference following talks in Kyiv on Jan 19, 2023. (SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP) KIEV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday held talks with visiting President of the European Council Charles Michel to discuss cooperation between […]