FARC withdrawing from Colombian presidential race Mar 09, 2018 0 48 12345 AFPBogotaColombia's FARC said Thursday it is pulling out of the country's presidential race after its candidate, 59-year-old ex-guerrilla leader Rodrigo"Timochenko"Londono, suffered a heart attack.Ivan Marquez, a senate candidate and senior member of the political party formed by the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels, told reporters that party members decided not to field a candidate after Londono underwent open heart surgery on Wednesday. Since the peace deal struck with the government of outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos in late 2016, the FARC gave up its half-century armed struggle and became a political party keeping the same acronym.Colombia's presidential election is scheduled for May 27, with a possible runoff vote set for mid-June.Surveys showed that Londono -- candidate for the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force -- had just one percent voter support.Marquez however said his party is not dropping out of the legislative elections set for Sunday. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Snow storm in US Northeast closes schools, snarls commutes Mar 09, 2018 0 509 US president vows to be flexible towards 'real friends' on tariffs Mar 09, 2018 0 309 Brazilian shelters overwhelmed by influx of Venezuelans Mar 09, 2018 0 374 Eleven nations sign revamped TPP deal without US AFP Santiago Eleven nations signed a slimmed-down version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement Thursday, moving to lower tariffs just as US President Donald Trump seeks to raise them after .. 19 Venezuelan soldiers arrested on treason charges: Report Caracas: At least 19 Venezuelan army officers have been arrested on charges of rebellion and treason, the digital newspaper Tal Cual reported Thursday. The detained officers were commanders or second-in command. The .. Ex-Trump aide probed by US House committee over Russia WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, arrived at the US Capitol on Thursday to be interviewed by the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee as it .. US tariffs, quotas unacceptable, says Canada trade minister SANTIAGO: Canada's trade minister reiterated on Thursday the country's stance that it will accept no duties or quotas from the United States, speaking just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump was slated .. US judge questions whether Trump can block Twitter users Reuters NEW YORK A federal judge on Thursday expressed skepticism about whether US President Donald Trump can constitutionally block Twitter users whose views he does not like from following and retweeting from his own .. US agencies need to join efforts against Russian cyber threat: Nato commander AFP Washington US government agencies are not adequately coordinating efforts to counter the cyber threat from Russia, even as Moscow conducts a"campaign of destabilization,"the commander of NATO forces in Europe ..