Colombia’s high court rules FARC peace talks law constitutional

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a Reuters interview at the presidential palace in BogotaBy Helen Murphy BOGOTA (Reuters) – A Colombian high court ruled on Wednesday that a law that made peace talks possible with Marxist FARC rebels is constitutional, rejecting a legal challenge that could have jeopardized efforts to end five decades of war. The so-called Legal Framework for Peace, approved in Congress last year, modified the constitution and laid the foundation for punishment of war crimes, reparations for victims and eventual peace with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. …