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Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials said Thursday....

Rival Koreas' leaders face high stakes at historic summit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- It may lack the punch of President Donald Trump's vow to unleash "fire and fury" and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's "nuclear button" boasts, but the stakes will be high on Friday when Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in sit down on the southern side of the no man's land that forms the world's most heavily armed border....

Rights group says British-Iranian professor held in Tehran
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A British-Iranian university professor who actively campaigns against military action targeting his homeland has been detained in Iran by the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard, a rights group says, becoming the latest dual national held there since the 2015 nuclear deal....

Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed
BEIJING (AP) -- Research by Chinese geologists suggests that the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has likely collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation....

Gaza's Hamas embraces 'non-violence' _ opportunism or shift?
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- In a sit-in tent camp near the Gaza border with Israel, a lecturer answered questions from activists grappling with the concept of non-violent protest....

Mission accomplished? Macron shines in US, troubled at home
PARIS (AP) -- France's Emmanuel Macron left Washington looking like a superstar - whether or not he changed President Donald Trump's mind on staying in Syria, how to contain Iran or anything at all....

Brazil debates da Silva jailing impact on presidential race
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- With former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva behind bars, the people of Latin America's largest nation are pondering how October's presidential election will be affected by the jailing of the poll front-runner....

Report: Syrian troops break into IS-held Damascus district
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian state media is reporting that government forces have pushed into a Damascus neighborhood held by the Islamic State group from different directions and captured buildings on several street blocks and tunnels used by the extremists....

APNewsBreak: Feds' delays imperil migrant children
The U.S. government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms needed to keep the children safe, according to the findings of a Senate subcommittee obtained by The Associated Press....

Central American asylum seeking caravan reaches US border
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a "caravan" of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump....

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Brazil debates da Silva jailing impact on presidential race

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Rights group says British-Iranian professor held in Tehran