• Correction: Guatemala-Mayan Altar story

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a story Sept. 14 about a Mayan altar, The Associated Press erroneously identified Chak Took Ich’aak as a ruler of Tikal. He ruled La Corona.

  • Damaged buildings, graft haunt Mexico City year after quake

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Throughout Mexico City, uninhabited buildings with gaping cracks lean at precarious angles and some displaced people are still living outdoors a year after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed 228 people in the capital and 141 more in nearby states.

  • South Korean president heads to North for summit with Kim

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to break an impasse in talks with the United States over the North’s denuclearization and breathe energy into his own efforts to expand and improve relations between the Koreas.

  • AP looks at the Koreas’ push for formal end to Korean War

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — At the heart of the nuclear impasse with North Korea is a seemingly straightforward demand by both North and South for a formal end to the Korean War.

  • The Latest: South Korea president arrives in North Korea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local):

  • Turkey, Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib

    MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib region, the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels where fears had been running high of a devastating offensive by government forces.

  • Mattis condemns Russian influence-peddling in Macedonia

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday condemned Russia’s efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for Macedonia to join NATO, a move Moscow opposes.

  • Philippines halts risky mining in mountains hit by typhoon

    ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — Dozens of people believed buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines probably did not survive, a mayor said Monday, although rescuers kept digging through mud and debris covering a chapel where they had taken shelter.

  • S. Korea’s Moon wants ‘heart-to-heart’ summit talks with Kim

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that he will push for “irreversible, permanent peace,” and for better dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, during “heart-to-heart” talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. His chief of staff, however, played down the chance that Moon’s summit with Kim will produce major progress in nuclear diplomacy.

  • The Latest: Life normalizing in south China after typhoon

    ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local):