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Korean War: summit raises hopes for treaty to end frozen conflict

Seoul - Tuesday's unprecedented US-North Korea summit could finally pave the way for the longest ceasefire in history to be replaced by a peace treaty -- formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War nearly seven decades after the guns fell silent.

China denies setting target to cut US trade surplus

Bejing - China said Thursday it has not set a target to cut its trade surplus with the US but will seek to increase imports after the two sides stepped back from a potential trade war.

Time now the enemy in battle to find missing GIs in jungles of Vietnam

Hanoi - When Tycoria Johnson told her family she was going to Vietnam to help recover the remains of an American killed there during the war, her mother was proud -- but anxious.

China's old soldiers hope summit brings Korean War closure

Shanghai - Sixty-five years after the Korean War's guns fell silent, Chinese army veteran Yu Jihua still shudders in the dark of night when a plane rumbles overhead, triggering traumatic memories of death-dealing US bombers.

Spain starts work to exhume bodies from Franco-era monument

Madrid - Experts on Monday began inspections of a vast mausoleum where dictator Francisco Franco is buried along with thousands of victims of Spain's civil war, in preparation for the first exhumations of some of the bodies.

Vietnam War refugees deported under Trump struggle to settle

Ho Chi Minh - Nguyen was nine when he boarded a boat alone to escape the communist regime in Vietnam for the United States. Some 40 years later, he returned in shackles, deported from the only country he really knows to one he can scarcely remember.

Poland honours Warsaw Jews' uprising amid tension over Holocaust law

Warsaw - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday honoured the young Jews who launched the Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis 75 years ago, but also used the occasion to reject claims that Poles had a hand in the Holocaust.

Daffodils to mark 75 years after Warsaw ghetto uprising

Warsaw - Sirens will sound and paper daffodils will fill the streets of the Polish capital on Thursday to mark 75 years since hundreds of young Jews took up arms against Nazi German forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

75 years after the Warsaw ghetto's end, the dead live on in memory

Warsaw - At 86 years old and the last remaining member of her family, Krystyna Budnicka has made it her mission to recount how she survived the Warsaw ghetto in order to keep her loved ones' memory alive.

Russia's military presence in Syria

Moscow - As the threat of Western military action against the Syrian regime looms, Russia has already deployed thousands of troops in the war-torn country to back President Bashar al-Assad.

Sarajevo cable car reopens 26 years after siege start

Sarajevo - Sarajevo cable car reopened Friday, 26 years after it was destroyed at the start of the city's 1990s bloody siege, as the last reconstructed symbol of the Bosnian capital.

Rights groups target France over weapons link to Yemen war

Paris - France may have broken international law by providing weapons and technical help to Saudi Arabia and the UAE which are fighting Huthi rebels in Yemen, a report commissioned by rights groups said Tuesday.

Tillerson says 'too early' for direct talks with N. Korea

Cairo - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday it was "too early" to discuss direct negotiations with North Korea, after Vice President Mike Pence said the US was open to talks.

100 years ago today, jazz broke loose in Europe

Nantes - A hundred years ago in World War One, a group of American soldiers stormed Europe -- not to the boom of guns, but the swinging rhythm of saxophones, drums and horns.

The people who know no war: Afghanistan's most isolated corner

Tarin Kowt - "Taliban -- what's that?" asks Sultan Begium shyly from her freezing home in Afghanistan's mountainous Wakhan Corridor, a region so remote that its residents are untouched by the decades of conflict that have devastated their country.

Vietnam marks 50 years since launch of Tet Offensive

Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam marked 50 years since the audacious Tet Offensive on Wednesday, in a bittersweet ceremony featuring patriotic dance performances recalling the attacks that changed the course of the Vietnam War.

Unearthing dark history in Vietnam's war tunnels

Quang Tri - American bombs rained overhead as Ho Thi Giu was born in an underground tunnel on January 1, 1968, where hundreds of Vietnamese villagers carved out subterranean lives to escape the bloodshed of the country's brutal civil war.

Bazooka fire rocks the building: Tet from AFP's bureau

Paris - As Vietnam celebrated the 1968 Lunar New Year, tens of thousands of North Vietnamese communist troops and Viet Cong guerrillas launched attacks that changed the course of the war.

Tet Offensive: audacious attacks that changed the Vietnam War

Hue - On January 30, 1968 -- the eve of Vietnam's Tet lunar new year holiday -- communist soldiers from the north and Viet Cong rebels launched a shock offensive on more than 100 cities and outposts throughout southern Vietnam.

Behind enemy lines: Vietnam's female spies who helped change the war

Hue - By day Nguyen Thi Hoa sold conical hats on the streets of Hue in southern Vietnam, at night she funnelled secrets to Communist army handlers who were poised to launch an audacious assault on the city that would reshape the Vietnam War.

Germany to end search for WWII missing

Berlin - Germany's Red Cross on Tuesday said it would end its search for missing persons from World War II in 2023, leaving the fate of 1.2 million people a mystery.

Trump looks to the sky to force Taliban to the table

The war in Afghanistan may be entering its 17th year, but screams of military jet engines in the twinkling skies above Bagram Airfield show no sign of quieting.

Sirens, doves as China marks 80 years since Nanjing massacre

Nanjing - Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a sombre ceremony in Nanjing marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops.

China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre

Nanjing - China on Wednesday marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese troops, an enduring source of bad blood as present-day rivalry between the two countries keeps a spotlight on historical animosities.

Russia begins partial withdrawal from Syria

Moscow - The first Russian troops returned home Tuesday from their deployment in Syria, beginning a partial withdrawal from a mission widely seen as decisive in swinging the war in favour of President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Damascus.

Russia begins partial withdrawal from Syria

Moscow - The first Russian troops returned home on Tuesday from their deployment in Syria, the army said, beginning a partial withdrawal announced by President Vladimir Putin.

Red Cross identifies remains of 88 Argentine soldiers in Falklands

Geneva - The Red Cross said Friday its forensic team had identified the remains of 88 Argentine soldiers buried in the Falkland Islands after being killed fighting against Britain over the territory.

Novel on legacy of Algerian war wins France's richest prize

Paris - A powerful account of what happened to an Algerian "harki" family who sided with the French during the country's war of independence won France's most lucrative book prize Thursday.

Vietnam vet craves glimpse of draft-dodging Trump

To his annoyance, US war veteran Mark O'Connor forgot his 'Make America Great Again' cap for the 8,000-mile journey to Vietnam, where he hoped Friday to clasp the hand of his hero Donald Trump, undeterred by his draft dodge and mocking of fellow servic...

'Chump' or saviour? Trump trip divides US war vets in Vietnam

Danang - When President Donald Trump lands in Danang, once a key US wartime air base, he'll receive a mixed welcome from American veterans who fought on Vietnamese soil but now call the coastal city home.
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