Colombia's Congress approves peace deal to end FARC conflict

Colombia's Congress has unanimously approved a peace deal with FARC guerrillas aimed at ending more than a half-century of civil war.

President Juan Manuel Santos said the vote provided "landmark backing" for peace.

Santos, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, shepherded the revised deal through Congress after voters shocked the world by rejecting an earlier version in a referendum last month.

The years of violence has left 260,000 people dead and 60,000 missing.


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Police say Finland stab attacker 'going after women' as terror motive probed

Zimbabwe blocks South African Airways flights after Grace Mugabe assault row

Hundreds of neo-Nazis march through Berlin in honour of Rudolf Hess

Finland stabbings probed as 'murder with possible terror motive'; suspect under armed guard


Lifestyle

Classical Review: Ensemble Marsyas

Album Review: Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins

In Vogue: Changing of the guard at iconic fashion magazine

Lidl and Heidi Klum - has the High Street reached peak collaboration?

More From The Irish Examiner