Colombia extends FARC ceasefire in hope of reaching new peace deal

Colombia extends FARC ceasefire in hope of reaching new peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday a ceasefire with the country’s FARC guerillas has been extended until December 31 but that he hopes to have “a new agreement” for peace before that date. “I have made the decision to extend the bilateral ceasefire until December 31. Let this be clear: This is not an […]

Sweeping Turkish purge extends to teachers, deans, civil servants

Sweeping Turkish purge extends to teachers, deans, civil servants

Turkish authorities on Tuesday fired tens of thousands of employees from the education and interiors ministries and shut down media outlets deemed to be supportive of a US-based cleric accused of plotting last week’s coup bid. In rapid-fire reports Tuesday, Turkish media announced that the Ministry of Education had axed 15,200 personnel and Turkey’s Board […]

Hollande extends state of emergency after Nice attack

Hollande extends state of emergency after Nice attack

At least 84 people were killed after a lorry ploughed into a crowd attending Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice on Thursday night, in what authorities said was terror attack. A lorry ploughed into a crowd of people in the southern French city of Nice at around 11pm local time Thursday night […]