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Colombian president Ivan Duque and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Cartagena on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nicolas Galeano/handout/EPA

The United States is deeply concerned about an increase in coca cultivation in Colombia, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but will wo(...)

Gary Thornton finishes the Cape Town marathon.

Gary Thornton will be back in the classroom at Claddagh National School in Galway on Friday morning, limping slightly, still a little tired and hungry(...)

Gary Thornton winning the 2018 World Marathon Challenge. Photograph: Facebook

An Irish teacher has won a world marathon competition by completing seven races on seven continents in seven days. Gary Thornton from Co Galway came (...)

Cannonball run: the Lions Trip will be zipping across Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland in March

Cannonball run for Lions fans The Lions Trip Cannonball run will be zipping across Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland in March – and you can sign u(...)

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos and Pope Francis talk at the airport in Cartagena, Colombia. Photograph: Federico Rios/Reuters

Pope Francis suffered a black eye after hitting his head on the so-called Popemobile when his vehicle stopped suddenly. The pontiff was met by hundre(...)

Pope Francis arrives to offer  a Mass at the Catama Park of Villavicencio, capital of Meta department, Colombia,  September 8th, 2017. He is on a five-day visit in Colombia. Photograph: Leonardo Munoz/EPA

Former Colombian Farc rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, now the head of a new political party, on Friday asked for forgiveness from the visiting Pope Fra(...)

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile as he arrives at Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA

Pope Francis on Thursday urged Colombians to shun vengeance following a bloody 50-year war with guerrillas but challenged the country’s leaders to ena(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and first lady Maria Clemencia de Santos, on his arrival in Bogotá, Colombia on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

The memory of the land mine that tore off the leg of Helena González’s nephew years ago is still fresh. González (25), has spent much of her life fear(...)

A commander of the National Liberation Army (ELN)  in the northwestern jungles in Colombia on August 30th. Photograph: Federico Rios/Reuters

Colombia and the Marxist ELN rebel group said on Monday they have agreed a bilateral ceasefire that will run through to mid-January 2018. The announce(...)

Tanja Niemeijer, a Dutch-born Farc guerrilla who was on the insurgent group’s negotiating team during peace talks in Havana, photographed in Bogotá, Colombia, earlier this year. Photograph: David McKechnie

It says something for the trajectory of Tanja Nijmeijer’s life that her role as one of Farc’s principal negotiators in Havana is one of the things for(...)

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