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2008-09-09 09:00:23

Colombia finds valuable information on rebel in seized computers BOGOTA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said Monday that a lot of useful information was found on three computers seized during an attack on a rebel camp last week. "We found three computers and some 40 USB memory sticks which have been checked by the authorities, and there is valuable information on the identification of the military and financial structure of the illegal armed group,"...

2008-07-02 18:00:12

By Tyler Bridges CARTAGENA, Colombia - John McCain's trip here Tuesday was part of an unusual three-day presidential campaign swing to Latin America with a dual message for voters back home. By visiting Colombia and Mexico, McCain wants to emphasize to all voters that he has stronger foreign policy credentials than Barack Obama, his Democratic rival. McCain also wants to appeal specifically to Hispanics in the United States by expressing his concern for problems in Latin America....

2008-07-01 18:00:09

CARTAGENA, Colombia _ John McCain's trip here Tuesday was part of an unusual three-day presidential campaign swing to Latin America with a dual message for voters back home. By visiting Colombia and Mexico, McCain wants to emphasize to all voters that he has stronger foreign policy credentials than Barack Obama, his Democratic rival. McCain also wants to appeal specifically to Hispanics in the United States by expressing his concern for problems in Latin America. "Hispanics are a very...

2006-08-10 16:02:41

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Gunmen burst into the home of a Colombian radio and television reporter and shot him dead in the second fatal attack on a journalist in the Andean nation this year, officials said on Thursday. Milton Fabian Sanchez was killed on Wednesday evening in his house in Yumbo municipality in Valle de Cauca, 155 miles south of Bogota, said Jesus Maria Serrano, secretary for the local municipal authority. Press organizations have often ranked Colombia one of the...

2006-08-07 17:22:26

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe began a second term on Monday promising to seek peace and more social investment without sacrificing the gains won through his hard-line stance against leftist guerrillas. In a region that has seen a rise of anti-U.S. sentiment, Uribe is a key Washington ally who won re-election in May after voters applauded him for reducing kidnappings and violence in a four-decade conflict with Marxist FARC rebels....

2006-08-04 10:09:28

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Four police and a civilian were killed by a car bomb in the Colombian city of Cali on Friday, bringing to 29 the number of deaths blamed on leftist rebels ahead of Monday's presidential inauguration. The blast, labeled a terrorist attack by authorities, occurred in front of a police station. The civilian who died was seated in the car that exploded. Police said they did not know if he had a role in the bombing. Earlier this week, two...

2006-07-31 18:50:37

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Fifteen soldiers were killed in a rebel ambush in northern Colombia on Monday and a Bogota car bomb killed a civilian, marking an increase in violence before President Alvaro Uribe starts his second term. An army patrol was ambushed with explosives near the town of Tibu in North Santander province near Venezuela, killing 15, the army said. In a separate incident hours earlier, the Bogota car bomb targeted a military convoy, injuring...

2006-07-14 17:13:35

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Leftist Colombian rebels killed 10 civilians and took 170 hostage, authorities said on Friday, in a show of force before conservative President Alvaro Uribe starts his second term next month. In its biggest kidnapping operation in years, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, moved late on Thursday against the town of Riosucio in the northern province of Choco, near Panama. "The number of hostages is 170," Choco Gov. Julio...

2006-06-28 18:51:46

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian soldiers killed the rebel leader overseeing a campaign to take over a central part of the country abandoned by right-wing militias who pulled out after peace talks, the army said on Wednesday. The guerrilla commander known as "Juan Carlos" was killed in a battle with government troops on Tuesday in the central province of Santander. He was on the 25-member military strategy committee of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of...

2006-05-29 08:58:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush congratulated Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on Monday for his sweeping re-election victory. Uribe, Washington's chief ally in a left-tilting region where the Bush administration is not popular, won a second four years in office with 62 percent of the vote on Sunday in Colombia's most peaceful election in years. A White House spokeswoman, Eryn Witcher, said Bush called Uribe "to congratulate him on his re-election and commend the...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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