Daily Archives: September 26, 2016

Venezuela | Kerry: US Will Not Take FARC off Terror List or Release Guerrilla Leader

The top U.S. diplomat said a prisoner exchange involving Palmera is not being considered.

The fate of Ricardo Palmera, an imprisoned leader of Colombia’s FARC rebels known as Simon Trinidad, is not on the table as part of a peace agreement between the group and the Colombian government, U.S. Secretary of State JohnKerry said on Monday.

USA | How the Pentagon Sank the US-Russia Deal in Syria – and the Ceasefire


Another US-Russian Syria ceasefire deal has been blown up.

Whether it could have survived even with a US-Russian accord is open to doubt, given the incentives for al-Qaeda and its allies to destroy it. But the politics of the US-Russian relationship played a central role in the denouement of the second ceasefire agreement.

Greece | New Poll: Greeks Disappointed, Angry at Tsipras

Conservative New Democracy is 9.6% ahead of leftist SYRIZA in voting intention if elections were held today, according to a new opinion poll.