TWO KOREAS AGREE TO HOLD FIRST SUMMIT North and South Korean officials agreed on June 28 to hold the first summit between their nations. The meeting, which would bring the nations' two leaders together for the first time ever, could help reduce a half-century of enmity and settle tensions over the North's suspected nuclear-weapons program. Negotiators agreed to hold a first summit meeting July 25-27 in the North Korean capital, followed by a second meeting in the South Korean capital at a date to be decided during the first meeting. Officials from the two countries will meet July 1 to arrange the agenda. South Korean officials say they hope North Korea's nuclear program will be at the top of the agenda, but the North insists the nuclear issue can be resolved only in direct talks with the United States. The summit and the reopening of US-North Korea talks, set for July 8 in Geneva, were brokered by former President Carter. More Haitian boat people
The interception of 1,330 Haitians on the high seas has stunned US officials and taxed America's ability to handle the refugees.
The Haitians picked up June 27, combined with 786 Haitians apprehended over the previous weekend, nearly equal the 2,239 intercepted in all of 1993. Clinton policy, which took effect June 16, allows boat people a hearing aboard a US vessel to see if they are fleeing persecution from Haiti's military-installed government and may deserve asylum. Strike threat over Abiola
The powerful union representing oil workers has issued an ultimatum to Nigeria's military leader: Free the legitimate ruler or face a strike. About 50,000 workers will strike within a week unless Chief Moshood Abiola is released, Chief Frank Kokori, general secretary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, said June 27.
Mr. Abiola, arrested after he marked the June 12 anniversary of last year's aborted elections, but Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, then the military ruler, annulled the election. Palestinian autonomy talks
Israel said it was ready to move quickly to expand Palestinian autonomy as it began talks with PLO teams June 28 that could hasten Yasser Arafat's arrival. Israel is said to be ready to ``speed up the processes'' of giving more authority to the Palestinians outside the Gaza Strip and West Bank town of Jericho. Arafat, the PLO leader, reportedly has demanded expansion of self-rule and clearing up disputes over the size of Jericho and the release of Palestinian prisoners before he makes his journey. Ulysses arrives at sun
More than 3-1/2 years after leaving Earth, the Ulysses spacecraft has reached unexplored space over the south pole of the sun. Scientists hope to learn more about the sun's polar magnetic fields. Ulysses' pass over the sun's south pole began June 26 and will end in November.
Ulysses is scheduled to begin a similar pass over the sun's north pole in May 1995. The $750 million mission is a joint project of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the European Space Agency.