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5 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in ELN attack in Colombia
Bogota, Sep 12 (IANS) At least five soldiers were killed and six others injured in an attack by guerrillas from the National Liberation Army (ELN) in a rural area of the Colombian municipality of Arauquita in Arauca department.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Colombia,Politics,Terrorism
14 injured in attack on Colombian police station
Bogota, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 12 police officers and two civilians were injured following an attack on a police station in the Colombian city of Cucuta, Defence Minister Diego Molano said.
2021-08-31
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
1 soldier dead, 3 injured in FARC dissident attack in Colombia
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS) At least one soldier died and three others were injured in an ambush perpetrated by dissidents from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in a rural area of the department of Norte de Santander, the Colombian Army announced.
2021-08-30
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Red notice for suspect accused of trying to attack Colombian Prez
Bogota, Aug 2 (IANS) The Interpol office in Colombia has issued a "red notice" for Javier Veloza, leader of a dissident guerrilla group, accused of ordering an attack against President Ivan Duque, a top police official said here.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Ex-Haitian official ordered Prez's killing: Colombia
Bogota, July 17 (IANS) A former official of the Haitian Ministry of Justice ordered the assassination of the country's President Jovenel Moise, Colombian authorities said.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombia probes 3 fugitives over Haitian Prez's murder
Bogota, July 16 (IANS) Colombian authorities announced that they were investigating three more citizens, including a former police officer, over their alleged involvement in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombia probes 4 firms over Haitian Prez's assassination
Bogota, July 10 (IANS) Colombia is investigating four companies for hiring 17 former military personnel who are allegedly involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, authorities said.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombia suspects ELN, FARC dissidents to be behind attack on Prez
Bogota, June 28 (IANS) Guerrillas from the National Liberation Army (ELN) and members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) could have worked together to carry out an attack on President Ivan Duque, Defence Minister Diego Molano said.
2021-06-28
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombian Prez unharmed after attack on helicopter
Bogota, June 26 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque said that a helicopter carrying him and several other officials was struck by multiple bullets in the southern Catatumbo region.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombia to reform defence, police systems amid protests
Bogota, June 7 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque announced the modernisation of the Defence Ministry and a comprehensive reform of the National Police amid the violent nationwide protests.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
4,500 security personnel for Colombia-Argentina WC qualifier
Barranquilla (Colombia), June 6 (IANS) More than 4,500 security personnel will be deployed to ensure safety for Colombia's home World Cup qualifier against Argentina, local authorities said.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
6 people dead in Colombia protests
Bogota, May 30 (IANS) At least six people have died in protests in the Colombian city of Cali, local media reported.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombian protest leaders present demands to govt
Bogota, May 17 (IANS) After more than two weeks of violent protests in Colombia, national strike leaders have presented a list of demands to the country's government.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombian govt ready to meet strike leaders: Prez
Bogota, May 15 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque has reiterated that his government is ready to meet and begin formal negotiations with members of the National Strike Committee following 16 days of protests and roadblocks sparked by proposed tax hikes that have since been rescinded.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombian Foreign Minister resigns amid protests
Bogota, May 14 (IANS) Colombian Foreign Minister Claudia Blum has stepped down amid the ongoing violent anti-government protests in the country.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombian Prez rejects violent acts during protests
Bogota, May 7 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque rejected the "acts of violence" that have taken place in the past week during a national strike, including looting and damage to state and private property.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
46 injured during violent protests in Colombia
Bogota, May 6 (IANS) At least 46 people were injured in further violent clashes in Bogota and other cities in Colombia after a seventh night of protest.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombian FM steps down after violent protests
Bogota, May 4 (IANS) Colombian Finance Minister Alberto Carrasquilla resigned following violent protests against a controversial tax reform.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombian Prez announces withdrawal of tax reform plan
Bogota, May 3 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque said that he has asked Congress to withdraw the tax reform bill presented by his government after widespread protests against the legislation erupted in the country over the last four days.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombia reports 16,730 new Covid cases
Bogota, April 25 (IANS) Colombia registered 16,730 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide tally to 2,757,274, the ministry of health and social protection said on Saturday.
2021-04-25
Category: International, Colombia,Health/Medicine
Colombian Prez announces new restrictive measures
Bogota, April 5 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque has announced new restrictive measures for several cities where the number of Covid-19 cases are on the rise and the occupancy of intensive care units (ICUs) is over 70 per cent.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Lucky escape for TV anchor as part of set falls on him
Bogota (Colombia), March 11 (IANS) In what could be a lucky escape, a television anchor in Columbia came out without any major injuries after a part of the studio set collapsed on him during a live show. A video of the incident went viral on the internet.
2021-03-11
Category: International, Colombia,Media
SSR's sister Shweta waiting patiently to learn #TruthAboutSushant
California, March 3 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti on Wednesday tweeted about the patience with which the late actor's family is waiting for the mystery behind his death to be solved.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Colombia,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Colombia's Covid-19 vaccination drive kicks off in major cities
Bogota, Feb 19 (IANS) Mass vaccination against Covid-19 kicked off on Thursday in Colombia's capital Bogota, the Colombian city with the most infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic in the South American country, said health authorities.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Colombia,Health/Medicine
Colombia launches mass vaccination campaign against Covid-19
Bogota, Feb 18 (IANS) Colombia launched a mass vaccination campaign against the Covid-19 pandemic, applying the first dose to a nurse working in an intensive care unit (ICU).
2021-02-18
Category: International, Colombia,Health/Medicine
SSR Memorial Fund launched in University of California on 'Sushant Day'
California, Jan 21 (IANS) Shweta Singh Kirti, California-based sister of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, announced a fund named after him on Thursday. The trust has been set up in the University of California, Berkeley, on the occasion of the actors 35th birth anniversary.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Colombia,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Colombia to launch mass Covid-19 vaccination in Feb
Bogota, Dec 22 (IANS) Colombia plans to launch a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus in February 2021, President Ivan Duque said.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Colombia,Health/Medicine
Colombia reports inflation reduction in November
Bogota, Dec 6 (IANS) Colombia's National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) reported on that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) registered a decline of 0.15 per cent in November compared to the previous month, while the annual variation of the CPI was 1.49 per cent.
2020-12-06
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombia's first lady tests positive for COVID-19
Bogota, Nov 25 (IANS) The wife of Colombian President Ivan Duque, Maria Juliana Ruiz, has tested positive for COVID-19, the president's office confirmed.
2020-11-25
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombian Prez touts tax-free day for economic recovery
Bogota, Nov 22 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque has urged the public to utilize the year's third and final VAT-free Day to re-energize the country's pandemic-hit economy.
2020-11-22
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombians urged to start Xmas shopping to boost economy
Bogota, Oct 31 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque has urged the citizens of the country to start their Christmas shopping from November in order to boost the economy amid the coronavirus-induced slowdown.
2020-10-31
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombian Vice President tests Covid-19 positive
Bogota, Oct 24 (IANS) Colombian Vice President Marta Lucia Ramirez confirmed that she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and would be isolated in her home for 15 days.
2020-10-24
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
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2020-09-20
Category: International, Colombia,National
Colombia resumes international flights
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque has announced the resumption of international flights after remaining suspended for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-20
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
7 killed in Colombia protests against police brutality
Bogota, Sep 11 (IANS) At least seven people were killed in violent protests against police brutality in Colombia's capital Bogota, the police said.
2020-09-11
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Colombia approves football restart post COVID-19 hiatus
Bogota, Aug 21 (IANS) Colombia's professional football competitions have been authorised to restart after more than five months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-21
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Colombian Prez condemns killing of 8 people
Bogota, Aug 17 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque has condemned the killing of eight young people who were gunned down by a group of armed assailants in western Narino department.
2020-08-17
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
COVID-19: Colombian football set for September return
Bogota, Aug 4 (IANS) Colombian football is poised to restart in September, six months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Ivan Duque has said.
2020-08-04
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Colombian football federation fined for WC ticket racket
Bogota, July 7 (IANS) The Colombian football federation (FCF) has been fined for irregularities related to the sale of World Cup qualifying tickets, the country's competition authority has said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Colombian football set for August restart
Bogota, June 18 (IANS) Colombian football is on track to restart in August, five months after being halted because of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
13 Colombian presidential palace staffers test COVID-19 positive
Bogota, May 30 (IANS) Thirteen people who work at the Colobian presidential palace or Casa de Narino have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, government officials said.
2020-05-30
Category: International, Colombia,International
US investigators looking into causes of Kobe's chopper crash
California, Jan 28 (IANS) US investigators are working to determine the causes of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant in California on Sunday, a media report said.
2020-01-28
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
Federer to compensate Colombian fans for cancelled match: Agent
Bogota (Colombia), Nov 28 (IANS) A cancelled exhibition tennis match featuring Roger Federer in Bogota could be rescheduled for March next year, the Swiss legend's agent has said.
2019-11-28
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Tennis
Federer to play exhibition duels in Colombia, Argentina
Bogota (Columbia), Sep 18 (IANS) Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer will play exhibition matches in Argentina and Colombia in November.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Tennis
Obama offers World Cup-winning advice to Messi
Bogota (Colombia), May 30 (IANS) Argentine football great Lionel Messi has received a piece of advice from former US President Barack Obama on how to win the World Cup.
2019-05-30
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Internet sensation Grumpy Cat passes away
California, May 17 (IANS) Grumpy Cat, the Internet's most popular cat and one of its first viral memes, has died at age seven, her family announced on Friday.
2019-05-17
Category: International, Colombia,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Tolima upset Atletico Paranaense in Copa Libertadores clash
Ibague (Colombia), March 6 (IANS) Colombian club Deportes Tolima upset Brazil's Atletico Paranaense 1-0 thanks to a goal by left-back Danovis Banguero in a Group G match on the opening day of the 2019 Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club soccer tournament.
2019-03-06
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
US aid lands in Colombia to deliver supplies to Venezuela
Bogota, Feb 17 (IANS) A second wave of US aid landed at the Colombian-Venezuelan border in an effort to deliver supplies to Caracas amid the country's ongoing humanitarian crisis.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Colombia,Diplomacy,Politics
YouTube bans dangerous, harmful pranks
California, Jan 16 (IANS) YouTube videos that depict dangerous or emotionally distressing "pranks" have been banned from the platform.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Colombia,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Defence/Security,Technology