Tom Koenigs, Germany's special envoy for the Colombian peace process, hails the new peace deal between the Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels. The agreement should be implemented immediately, Koenigs added.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos leaves office with low support for his deal with FARC rebels, cocaine production at a record high and UN concern over rising violence. Where is the peace he won a Nobel Prize for?
Former Colombian rebels attended Congress for the first time under a 2016 peace accord that allocates their party 10 seats. The peace deal has divided Colombia, with some saying it is too soft on the former rebels.
Judges have issued arrest warrants for 16 ELN commanders for maintaining the group's "criminal activity" with children. Fragile peace talks have been cast into doubt after the guerillas kidnapped police and soldiers.
President Juan Manuel Santos announced Friday that the South American nation will be the latest North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) "partner across the globe." Santos said the move would improve Colombia's image.
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