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Colombia begins peace talks with ELN rebels to end 52-year war
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Colombia begins peace talks with ELN rebels to end 52-year war

Yahoo News BOGOTA/QUITO (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels began official peace talks with the government on Tuesday in a bid to end their part in a five-decade conflict that has killed

Colombia opens talks with ELN rebels
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Colombia opens talks with ELN rebels

Yahoo News Sangolqui (Ecuador) (AFP) - Colombia opened peace talks Tuesday with its last active rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), seeking to end a 53-year conflict that has killed more

Colombia seeks 'complete peace' at ELN talks
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Colombia seeks 'complete peace' at ELN talks

Yahoo News Colombia opens peace talks Tuesday with its last active rebel group, the ELN, seeking to replicate its historic accord with the FARC guerrillas and deliver "complete peace" after 53 years

Colombia ELN rebels free hostage to set up peace talks
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Colombia ELN rebels free hostage to set up peace talks

Yahoo News Colombia's ELN guerrillas freed a hostage and the government released two rebel prisoners in exchange, clearing the way for peace talks to begin next week. The government hopes talks with

Colombia's ELN rebels free captive businessman
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Colombia's ELN rebels free captive businessman

Yahoo News Colombia's National Liberation Army, which has been fighting the government for more than five decades, on Saturday freed a businessman it had held since March. The ELN released Octavio

ELN rebels kill cop, wound five: Colombian govt
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ELN rebels kill cop, wound five: Colombian govt

Yahoo News Colombia accused the ELN rebels Thursday of killing a Bogota policeman, then hiding explosives by his body and detonating them when colleagues rushed to his side, wounding five. Defense

Santos: no guarantee of peace with ELN rebels by end of mandate
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Santos: no guarantee of peace with ELN rebels by end of mandate

Hours before accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he could offer no guarantees there would be a peace deal in place with ELN rebels before the end

Colombia's ELN says peace talks will begin once rebels freed
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Colombia's ELN says peace talks will begin once rebels freed

By Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA (Reuters) - Peace talks between the Colombian government and Marxist insurgent group the National Liberation Army (ELN) will begin only after a simultaneous release of a

ELN rebels say Colombian army ops threaten talks
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ELN rebels say Colombian army ops threaten talks

Colombia's ELN rebels said Friday that military operations in one of their strongholds were endangering the life of a hostage and the prospects for stalled peace talks. The warning came as President

Colombia's ELN rebels hope to free hostage next week
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Colombia's ELN rebels hope to free hostage next week

Colombian rebel group ELN said Friday it hopes to free hostage ex-congressman Odin Sanchez next week, clearing the way to begin peace talks with the government. "We hope it will be in the coming

Colombia's ELN rebels releasing hostage: government
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Colombia's ELN rebels releasing hostage: government

Colombia's ELN rebels have begun the process of releasing a hostage at the center of a dispute threatening planned peace talks with the government, a top official said Thursday. "We have been

Colombia delays peace talks with ELN rebels until captive freed
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Colombia delays peace talks with ELN rebels until captive freed

Colombia delayed peace talks with Marxist ELN rebels until they free a politician held captive for six months, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, as he struggles to refloat another peace

Colombia postpones ELN talks over hostage dispute
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Colombia postpones ELN talks over hostage dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos postponed peace talks with the ELN rebels Thursday, hours before they were due to open, insisting they first release an ex-lawmaker being held hostage. Santos,

Colombia 'torpedoing' peace talks, say ELN rebels
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Colombia 'torpedoing' peace talks, say ELN rebels

Colombia's ELN rebels accused the government Monday of "torpedoing" peace talks due to open this week by insisting the leftist guerrillas free their last remaining hostage. Three days out from the

Colombian army op kills ELN rebel 10 days from peace talks
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Colombian army op kills ELN rebel 10 days from peace talks

The Colombian army said Monday it had killed an ELN rebel and captured four others in an operation days before peace talks between the leftist guerrillas and the government are set to open. The