Santos: Bilateral Cease-Fire with FARC Could Come Before Peace

BOGOTA – After saying for months that fighting with the FARC guerrillas would only cease when a definitive peace accord is reached, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday that a bilateral and open-ended ceasefire with the rebels could come before that.

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Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward implementing an effective cease-fire in the region.

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EU delays new Russia action

BRUSSELS — European Union (EU) governments abruptly put on hold for at least a "few days" new sanctions against Russia, allowing more time to assess the viability of a ceasefire in Ukraine without risking further trade retaliation by the Kremlin.

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