Jul 21, 2015

Japan to meet host Colombia in Davis Cup World Group playoffs

Japan will travel to Colombia for its Davis Cup World Group playoffs tie in September, organizers announced after Tuesday’s draw in London. Japan, which defeated Columbia when the teams met in the playoffs in Tokyo in 2013, is among the seven seeded teams in ...

France, England, Colombia into last 16

Jun 18, 2015

France, England, Colombia into last 16

France and England both advanced to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Wednesday with wins as Colombia booked its spot as one of the best third-place finishers. Third-ranked France bounced back from a shock defeat to Colombia by whipping Mexico 5-0 ...

At least 52 dead in massive Colombia landslide

May 19, 2015

At least 52 dead in massive Colombia landslide

A massive landslide tore through a ravine in northwest Colombia Monday before dawn, killing 52 people and injuring 37, authorities said. Most residents were sleeping when the landslide hit the municipality of Salgar around 3:00 a.m., burying a large area in mud and debris. ...

North, South America joined earlier than thought

Apr 12, 2015

North, South America joined earlier than thought

North and South America joined together between 13 and 15 million years ago — some 10 million years earlier than scientists previously thought, a new study says. The two continents were once separated by a deep strait called the Central American Seaway, which at ...

Mar 27, 2015

U.S. drug agents had sex parties funded by drug cartels: watchdog

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents had alleged “sex parties” with prostitutes over several years, said a report published on Thursday and stemming from a review of allegations of misconduct by several DEA agents in Colombia. The alleged parties were funded by local drug cartels, ...

Strong earthquake shakes Colombia

Mar 11, 2015

Strong earthquake shakes Colombia

A deep 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook northeast Colombia on Tuesday and was felt as far away as the capital Bogota, in the center of the country, where some buildings were evacuated. There were no immediate reports of victims or major damage, though car crashes were ...

Mar 8, 2015

Colombia, rebels announce agreement on removing land mines

Colombia’s government and the country’s biggest rebel movement announced an agreement Saturday to begin a pilot program for removing land mines as part of efforts to lower the intensity of a conflict that has lasted half a century. The announcement came at the end ...

Mar 4, 2015

Colombia detains China-flagged ship for illegal arms transport

Colombian authorities detained a China-flagged ship traveling to Cuba for illegally transporting around 100 tons of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives and arrested the captain, the attorney general’s office said. The vessel was stopped on Saturday in the northern port of ...