Gulf Times - Colombia
England's World Cup odds improve despite Belgium defeat

England's World Cup odds improve despite Belgium defeat

A second-place finish could prove to be a blessing in disguise for England who are on the relatively easier side of the draw in the knockout stages.

Colombia through to last 16 with 1-0 win, Senegal out

Colombia through to last 16 with 1-0 win, Senegal out

Colombia's Yerry Mina thumped home a second-half header to secure a dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday that catapulted the South Americans into the World Cup last 16 and dumped their African opponents out of tournament.

Colombia win 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup

Colombia win 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup

Japan and Senegal, who both picked up wins in their first games, drew 2-2 earlier on Sunday and are in a battle with Colombia to qualify for the knockout stage.

Japan sink Colombia in historic win for Asia

Japan sink Colombia in historic win for Asia

Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in Group H on Tuesday to become the first Asian side to beat a South American one at the World Cup.

Colombia to become first Latin American NATO 'global partner'

Colombia to become first Latin American NATO 'global partner'

Colombia will next week formally become NATO's first Latin American "global partner," President Juan Manuel Santos announced Friday.

Colombians vote in elections seen as test for peace deal

Colombians vote in elections seen as test for peace deal

Colombians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new Congress with a resurgent right, bitterly opposed to a peace deal that allows leftist former rebels to participate, expected to poll strongly.

Two police officers killed in Colombia bombings

Two police officers killed in Colombia bombings

Two overnight bombings that targeted police stations in Colombia's Caribbean region killed two officers and wounded seven other people, authorities said on Sunday.

Colombia bomb attack kills at least three police, wounds 14

Colombia bomb attack kills at least three police, wounds 14

At least three police officers were killed and 14 wounded on Saturday by an early morning bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia's coastal city of Barranquilla, authorities said.

Talks to end Avianca pilot strike in Colombia collapse

Talks to end Avianca pilot strike in Colombia collapse

Talks to end a strike by the largest pilots' union at Colombia's flagship airline Avianca were suspended after failure to reach agreement on wages and benefits, the two sides said on Wednesday, extending an indefinite walkout that has left travelers grounded.

Pope bumps head on Popemobile in Colombia procession

Pope bumps head on Popemobile in Colombia procession

Pope Francis got a cut on his brow and blood on his white cape on Sunday when he bumped into the window of his Popemobile while waving to admirers in Colombia.

Eight miners die in explosion at Colombia coal mine

Eight miners die in explosion at Colombia coal mine

At least eight miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and five more are missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the national mining agency said on Saturday.

Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters

Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters

Rebels with Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country's northeast, officials said Saturday.