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Colombia’s FARC Rebels Execute 4 Captives

Colombia’s government said Saturday the country’s main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, (FARC) executed four security force members who were captured more than a decade ago.   Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said the hostages were killed during a mission to free them.  He said all four men were shot; three with […]

Viktor Bout arms smuggling trial due to begin hearing evidence

The jury in the trial of a former Soviet air force officer accused of being one of the world’s most prolific arms dealers is due to begin hearing evidence on Wednesday, after two years of legal wrangling between the US and Russia that ended when he arrived in New York last year. Viktor Bout, whose […]