"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
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The ‘La Havana’ peace deal signed last August between Colombia and the main rebel group, FARC, started the process to put an end to a 52 year armed conflict.
The last 300 members of Colombia’s biggest rebel group, the FARC, have reached a transition zone to lay down their arms under an historic peace deal with the…
Colombia's second largest rebel group, the Marxist ELN, is seeking peace after the bigger FARC group has made peace with the government.
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The new accord approved by Congress gives the country's largest rebel group six months to abandon its weapons.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has finally achieved his peace deal with FARC rebels.
The initial agreement with the rebel group was rejected in a national referendum in October.
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono have signed another, revised peace deal.
They say it is still too lax on those guilty of serious crimes and want it ratified by another referendum, not voted by Congress as is the plan.
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The Colombian government and FARC rebels have agreed to sign a revised peace deal after the last one was rejected in a referendum.
The Colombian government and FARC rebel group have agreed new terms to end a deadly 52-year war.
Colombia’s government and FARC rebels have been back at the negotiating table in the Cuban capital Havana.
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President Santos of Colombia announces an extension of the ceasefire between the government and Farc rebels will be extended until December 31.