Ban Ki-moon hails awarding Nobel Peace Prize to Santos

OSLO: UN chief Ban Ki-moon hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday, saying it shows the country has come “too far to turn back now.”
The decision comes “at a critical moment when this special acknowledgement provides needed hope and encouragement to the Colombian people,” the United Nations secretary general said about Santos’s efforts to bring the country’s half-century-long civil war with the FARC rebels to an end, despite voters’ rejection of a historic peace deal.