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SEP 30, 2014 - The Guardian

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Secret service slip-ups: a handy guide to the agency's most famous blunders

From prostitutes in Colombia to popcorn with the president, we take a look at the secret services most high-profile bunglesSecret chief apologises over White House intruderThe elite agency charged with protecting the president and his family has come under fire recently after it was revealed that a White House trespasser managed to make it much deeper into the mansion than ...

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SEP 30, 2014 - The Guardian

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Colombia rice growers saved from ruin after being told not to plant their crop

Farmers given radical advice following a drought warning by scientists using a computer data tool that reaped a UN rewardColombias rice farmers were already struggling with climate change and unfair trade rules when they received an unlikely recommendation based on research from one of the winners of the UN Big Data Climate Challenge: Dont plant in this sowing season. The ...

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SEP 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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J Balvín Talks Latin Grammy Nominations And His Next Big Dream

NEW YORK -- J Balvín has officially gone from up-and-coming artist to Latin Grammy gold nominee. The Colombian reggaeton star has won over fans and the Latin Recording Academy with his morning-after anthem "6 AM," and he's not stopping there. Balvín, 29, who is currently opening for Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull on the "Sex and Love" tour, spoke to The ...

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SEP 25, 2014 - Washington Times

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JCS chief meets Colombia counterpart for first time since late-90s

The commanding officer of Colombia's military forces made a quiet appearance at the Pentagon on Thursday for talks with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey -- a rare face-to-face between the highest-level uniformed commanders from the two nations, military officials said. While Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ...

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SEP 25, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Colombia to speed environmental licenses for energy, mining projects

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will expedite the environmental licensing process for oil, mining, energy and infrastructure projects, but maintain the same rigorous standards, the environment minister said on Thursday. The government will issue a decree that requires authorities to respond to environmental licensing requests within 70 days, Environment Minister Gabriel Vallejo told reporters. There is currently a 90-day limit, but ...

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