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Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?
GOYANG, South Korea (AP) -- There will be plenty to gawk at Friday when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks south across the world's most heavily armed border and stands face-to-face with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Two men who seemed on the verge of war months ago will take a pleasant walk, plant a commemorative tree, inspect an honor guard and belly-up to a lavish banquet....

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....

Russia parades Syrian 'witnesses' to disprove gas attack
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Russia ratcheted up its efforts Thursday to try to disprove that a Syrian town was hit by a poison gas attack, bringing a group of Syrians, including an 11-year-old boy, to the global chemical weapons watchdog's headquarters to denounce the reports as fake....

Hope for US trade visit to China: A delay in harmful tariffs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leads a delegation of American officials to Beijing next week, few analysts expect them to defuse a smoldering trade conflict with China. Rather, the likeliest outcome is a more modest one:...

Israel: 9 teenagers die in flash floods; 1 still missing
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Flash floods killed nine Israeli teenagers who were hiking south of the Dead Sea on Thursday, Israel's rescue service said....

Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Mass graves that authorities say could contain more than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in Rwanda nearly a quarter-century after the country's genocide, and further graves are being sought nearby....

Armenians rally against govt; lawmakers to vote on new PM
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote on a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader....

Tense Russia ties, Afghan peace hopes top NATO agenda
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO will hold its last major meeting in its old headquarters on Friday, with talks focused on strained ties with Russia, a fresh peace effort in Afghanistan and a new training mission for Iraq....

Poland criticizes US claim that Polish law glorifies Nazism
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish officials on Thursday criticized the claim of a U.S. congressman that a new Polish law glorifies Nazi collaborators and denies the Holocaust....

Toddler Alfie Evans' parents say they'll work with doctors
LONDON (AP) -- The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans said Thursday that he would work with doctors to give his son "dignity and comfort," as he called for a truce in a divisive case that has pitted doctors and the British courts against Alfie's parents, Christian groups and the pope....

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Africa
Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

Asia
Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills at least 7 soldiers

Europe
Poland criticizes US claim that Polish law glorifies Nazism

Latin America/Caribbean
Report: Violence in Rio rises since military intervention

Middle East
Libyan strongman returns to country after treatment abroad