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 […]

Algeria, Morocco sing a rival song for possession of ‘rai’ music

Algeria, Morocco sing a rival song for possession of ‘rai’ music

When Algeria made an official application to include rai, a folk music genre, on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, it irked its rival across the border, Morocco. Now a soft war looms for the heart and soul of a music that transcends borders. With its made-for-the-dance-floor beat, infectious melodies and superstars belting out songs with […]

On eve of Brexit vote, rival camps race to win over undecideds

On eve of Brexit vote, rival camps race to win over undecideds

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his eurosceptic opponents made final appeals Wednesday for undecided voters on the eve of a referendum on EU membership as polls showed the “Remain” and “Leave” camps too close to call. A victory for the “Leave” camp could unleash turmoil on the financial markets, and foreign exchange bureaus have […]