Colombia’s Santos meets rival Uribe in race to save FARC peace deal

Colombia’s Santos meets rival Uribe in race to save FARC peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday peace with the FARC rebels is “close,” but his top opponent demanded an overhaul of a “weak” deal rejected by voters in a referendum. Seeking to salvage the peace process on which he has staked his legacy, Santos held a meeting with his predecessor and former boss, Alvaro […]

Hollande meets pope, honours terror victims at Rome church

Hollande meets pope, honours terror victims at Rome church

French President François Hollande met Pope Francis on Wednesday to thank him for his solidarity with the French people after attacks by Islamist militants, including the killing of an elderly priest in July. A professed atheist, Hollande started his brief, private trip to Rome and the Vatican with a stop in San Luigi dei Francesi, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan meets opposition as post-coup crackdown continues

Turkey’s Erdogan meets opposition as post-coup crackdown continues

Turkey’s government on Monday continued its crackdown on those suspected of supporting a failed coup last week as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made overtures to the political opposition. Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, as part of a sweeping purge that began immediately after the unsuccessful military coup of […]