Thousands back home in north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say thousands of people who were recently displaced by violence in northwest Syria have returned home following a Russia-Turkey deal that averted a government offensive on the last major rebel stronghold. The Britain-based Syrian...
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AP Analysis: In North and South Korea, 2 views of summit

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — AP bureau chiefs Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang and Foster Klug in Seoul report on the two countries’ views of this week’s summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. ___ THE VIEW FROM...
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Pakistan court suspends prison sentence, frees ex-PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law, and set them free on bail pending their appeal hearings. The Islamabad High Court made the decision on Wednesday on a corruption case...
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Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean...
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Malaysia anti-graft agency arrests former leader Najib Razak

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s anti-graft agency said it arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court. The agency said Najib was...
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Ethiopia’s stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms. While exiled groups once...
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Europe’s solutions to migration create humanitarian crises

One of Europe’s main solutions to migration — Greece’s overcrowded, unsanitary Moria migrant camp — has suicidal children and conditions that a psychiatrist compared to “an old-fashioned mental asylum.” In another heavily criticized solution to...
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Analysis: Summit could be domestic win for S. Korean leader

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean leaders’ surprisingly substantive summit announcement is a huge step toward a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula — and a Nobel Peace Prize for Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in. No, no, it’s the death rattle of the once...
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Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and dancing as it taught the children how to read. The day’s lesson was...
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A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) — As weeks turned into months, the seats of the small plane began to empty out. In the beginning, 15 passengers flew from Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland — refugees from Hurricane Maria. The storm had ruined the only dialysis center on...
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