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Rival Koreas start talks meant to set up leaders’ summit

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Senior officials from the rival Koreas met Monday to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, part of an effort to breathe new life into resolving the nuclear standoff between Washington and Pyongyang.
The two leaders, who first met in April in a highly publicized summit and then again in May for more infor-mal talks, previously agreed to meet again sometime in the fall in Pyongyang but released no concrete...
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Malians vote in presidential runoff amid security concerns

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Bamako, Aug 12 (AP) - Malians are voting Sunday in a second round presidential election to determine if in-cumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. He faces off against opposition leader Soumaila...
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Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

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Olympia, Aug 12 (AP) - The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport...
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US waging ‘economic war’ against Turkey: Erdogan

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Istanbul, Aug 12 (AP) - Turkey's president on Saturday blamed the country's economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging "war" against his country.
Speaking in the northeastern province of Rize, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that dollars, euros and gold...
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Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

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Beni, Aug 12 (AP) - In a new reminder of the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspect-ed rebels killed seven people overnight in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an official said Satur-day.
Global health officials have warned that combating this virus outbreak...
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