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SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea downplays N. Korea’s threats to cancel talks

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Friday it believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and insisting it will not return to talks unless its grievances are resolved. South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Baek Tae-hyun said Seoul expects North Korea to faithfully abide … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea downplays N. Korea’s threats to cancel talks

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks

SEOUL, South Korea— Asian stock markets were marginally higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials held a new round of talks seeking to avert a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 0.4 percent to 22,925.04 and South Korea’s Kospi index also added 0.2 percent to 2,452.48. … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks

SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea downplays Pyongyang’s threats to cancel talks

SEOUL,South Korea said Friday it believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and insisting it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. South Korea’s Unification Ministry spokesman Baek Tae-hyun said Seoul expects Pyongyang to faithfully abide by the agreements between … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea downplays Pyongyang’s threats to cancel talks

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks mostly lower as investors digest US, Japan data

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday, wiping out early gains after strong factory data from the U.S. lifted shares on Wall Street. Tokyo stocks were the only bright spot as investors shrugged off a report showing weak machinery orders a day after growth data came in lower than expected. KEEPING … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks mostly lower as investors digest US, Japan data

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after strong factory data from the U.S. helped spur gains overnight on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Investors shrugged off a report Thursday of weak machinery orders in Japan a day after growth data came in lower than expected, with the Nikkei 225 index jumping 0.7 … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul pushes for successful Trump-Kim talks as North warns

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea said Thursday it’s pushing to reset high-level talks with North Korea and will communicate closely with Washington and Pyongyang to increase the chances of a successful summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on resolving the standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons. The announcement by … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul pushes for successful Trump-Kim talks as North warns