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Russia, Ukraine to hold 1st major peace summit today
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Russia, Ukraine to hold 1st major peace summit in years next week originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Russia and Ukraine will hold peace talks at a summit in Paris on Monday, the first time in three years there have been high-level talks between the two countries focused on ending the war in eastern Ukraine.
The talks are taking place in the so-called "Normandy Format," with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angel Merkel mediating the negotiations. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will meet for the first time at the summit.
Militant attack killed cops in Sinai
Egyptian officials say a militant attack has killed a police conscript in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
The officials say that the militants attacked a police checkpoint in the town of Rafah early on Sunday, wounding another two conscripts who were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Authorities say that security forces killed a militant, and wounded others, in clashes that followed the assault.
Malaysia reports first case of polio since 1992
Reuters, Kuala Lumpur
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday.
The baby boy from Tuaran in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo island tested positive for polio on Friday after being admitted to hospital with a fever and muscle weakness, Director General of Health Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.
German minister urges more action against Russia on killing
Germany's defense minister is calling for the government to turn up the pressure on Russia over a killing in Berlin that prosecutors say appears to have been ordered by Russian or Chechen authorities.
Germany expelled two Russian diplomats on Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian man on the streets of Berlin in August.