• When Moon meets Kim: Can roads pave way to denuclearization?

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Reunification Highway runs all the way from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the North from South Korea, 170 kilometers (100 miles) away. It starts under a giant concrete arch depicting two women in traditional gowns reaching out to each other and holding up a map of a unified Korea. Road signs along the way show the distance to Seoul, though it’s impossible to actually drive there.

  • Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

    CAIRO (AP) — Echoing some of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of “fake news” they say is meant to sow division and undermine the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

  • Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian assailant on Sunday fatally stabbed an Israeli settler outside a busy mall in the West Bank.

  • Typhoon lashes south China after killing 28 in Philippines

    HONG KONG (AP) — Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines.

  • The Latest: Searchers dig in soaked Philippine mining area

    HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local):

  • Last stand: Syria’s rebel Idlib prepares for a losing battle

    BEIRUT (AP) — They dug trenches around towns, reinforced caves for cover and put up sand bags around their positions. They issued calls to arms, urging young men to join in the defense of Idlib, the Syrian province where opposition fighters expect to make their last stand against Russian- and Iranian-backed government troops they have fought for years.

  • Philippines checking typhoon’s damage, casualties amid rains

    TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain that left at least 28 dead in landslides and collapsed houses.

  • Gunmen wearing mariachi garb kill 5, wound 8 in Mexico City

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans heading into the weekend’s Independence Day celebrations were jolted by a brazen shooting by men dressed as mariachi musicians who killed five people and wounded eight in Garibaldi Plaza, an iconic square in the capital where the bands serenade tourists.

  • US-backed forces storm IS-held village in east Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces entered an eastern village held by the Islamic State group where intense clashes are ongoing on Saturday, a day after the extremists reportedly killed 20 fighters, the forces and a war monitor said.

  • The Latest: At least 12 dead as typhoon lashes Philippines

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