Colombia

President wants U.S. to act

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, ahead of a key White House visit, said he wants the U.S. to suspend drug warrants against guerrilla commanders and remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia from a list of terrorist groups to help cinch a peace deal with Latin America’s oldest leftist insurgency. Santos’ remarks in an interview with the Associated Press come days before he travels to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House to celebrate 15 years and more than $10 billion in U.S. counterinsurgency and anti-narcotic aid to its closest South American ally.

FRANCE

Guns seized at resort hotel

A man who tried to bring two handguns into a hotel at Disneyland Paris was detained Thursday along with his female partner, authorities said, amid lingering jitters around the French capital following attacks last year. No one was hurt in the incident, and the park — Europe’s most-visited tourist attraction — remained open after the arrests. The man, 28, was detained at the New York Hotel, part of the Disneyland complex, according to a police official who wasn’t authorized to be publicly named. He was also found to have a Quran.

AustraliA

Vote to decide gay marriage

Australia’s prime minister gave a personal assurance on Friday that his government would legalize gay marriage if a majority of Australians choose marriage equality in a popular vote. The center-right government has promised to hold a plebiscite on the gay marriage question if the government is re-elected in a vote due this year. But a number of the government’s most conservative lawmakers have recently announced that they might vote down gay marriage against the wishes of a majority of Australians. Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, who supports gay marriage, said his government would “absolutely” follow the result of the plebiscite.

Hungary

Acquittal in fatal flood case

A court on Thursday acquitted 15 employees of a company whose burst reservoir in 2010 flooded three towns with toxic red sludge, killing 10 people. A court in Veszprem said the spill had been caused by the collapse of a reservoir wall due to “loss of stability … in the subsoil,” state media reported. The court said that couldn’t have been foreseen by MAL, the Hungarian Aluminum Production and Trade company.

Compiled from wire reports