The Nicaraguan government and civic groups on Friday agreed to halt all violence, in a major step to end two months of political unrest that has left 170 dead and rocked the government of President Daniel Ortega.
Nicaragua’s Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe
Colombia’s President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday’s election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels.
Colombia president-elect vows to unite nation, alter peace deal
Americans born into poverty are more likely than ever before to stay that way, according to a United Nations report on poverty and inequality in the US.
UN report: America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival in Sunday’s presidential election both pledged to send millions of Syrian refugees home, responding to growing unease among voters about the number of migrants in Turkey.
Turkey’s opposition presidential candidate vows to restore ties with Syrian government
German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of a major breakthrough being reached at hastily-arranged talks between some EU leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe.
Merkel downbeat on EU migration breakthrough
Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis Province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday ended at the weekend, officials said on Friday.
Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers after ceasefire ends
Officials from North and South Korea agreed to arrange reunions for families separated by the Korean War from August 20 to August 26, South Korea's Ministry of Unification said.
Two Koreas agree on dates for family reunions

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