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Exclusive: Hyundai Motor Group faces government calls to address 'big governance risk'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's new antitrust chief said he has been in talks with the autos-to-steel conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group about overhauling its complex ownership structure, which critics say gives too much power to its controlling family at the expense of shareholders.

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North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea military exercises are "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war."

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Spy planes keep an eye on North Korea

CNN's Alexandra Field visits Osan Air Base in South Korea, the launch site for US spy planes on missions over the Korean peninsula.

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'Dragon Lady' keeps an eye on North Korea

The first flight takes off from Osan Air Base just after daybreak, ascending high above the Korean Peninsula to collect and send critical data back to US military headquarters in South Korea.

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With Color and Fury, Anti-American Posters Appear in North Korea

The posters were unveiled this past week amid tensions over the country’s nuclear program.

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Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

KOTOURA, Japan (Reuters) - Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.

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Keyboard warriors: South Korea, U.S. gear up for war games to counter North Korea threat

SEOUL (Reuters) - In air conditioned bunkers and at military bases across South Korea, it is with keyboards - not tanks - that South Korean and the U.S. forces will launch military exercises on Monday, denounced by North Korea as a rehearsal for war.

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Ukraine plant sucked into North Korea missile row has fallen on hard times

DNIPRO, Ukraine (Reuters) - The wall around the Yuzhmash rocket factory in east Ukraine is in places overgrown with weeds, a sign of hard times at a plant which a new study says could be the source of engines that power North Korean missiles.

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President angry with chief strategist who was quoted contradicting Trump on N. Korea

President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is out at the White House, two administration officials told CNN on Friday.

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U.S., South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will start a joint exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) on Aug. 21 lasting through Aug. 31, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions had escalated over North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons program.

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Analysis: Media guide for Trump aides

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon gave an unusually, um, frank interview to the editor of the liberal American Prospect magazine this week in which he boasted of "fighting" with other top Trump administration aides "every day" and acknowledged that there was no military solution to the North Korea morass -- among many, many other things.

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Six South Korean soldiers hurt, seventh dies in training session, army official says

SEOUL (Reuters) - An explosion during an artillery exercise on Friday injured six South Korean soldiers and killed a seventh, a South Korean army official told Reuters.

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Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid North Korea tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. general repeated Washington's "ironclad commitment" to the security of its close Asian ally, Japan, on Friday amid regional tensions over North Korea, telling his counterpart in Tokyo that "an attack on one is an attack on both of us".

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Bannon’s Dovish Side Emerges as He Contradicts Trump on North Korea

President Trump’s chief strategist has antagonized administration officials by espousing his rejection of a foreign policy that emphasizes American leadership abroad.

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South Korea lifts ban on U.S. poultry, egg imports: USDA

CHICAGO (Reuters) - South Korea has lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, removing an obstacle to trade that stemmed from worries about avian flu.

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U.S. to honor Japan defense pact 'without reservation': Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said the United States would honor its defense treaty agreements with Japan "without reservation" after talks in Washington with Japan's foreign and defense ministers focused on North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.

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N.Korea posters boast U.S. in 'strike range' of missiles

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea released propaganda posters on Thursday boasting that the U.S. mainland "is within our strike range!" and condemning United Nations sanctions over its recent missile tests.

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China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, S.China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.

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U.S. says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises.

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What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.

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China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.

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S. Korea's President pledges 'no war on Korean peninsula'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said US and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea and promised there "will be no war on the Korean peninsula ever again."

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South Korea's Moon says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a 'red line'

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea would be "crossing a red line" if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but the United States had promised to seek Seoul's approval before taking any military action.

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South Korea Says Trump Will Seek Its Consent for Any Strike on North

Assuring his people “there will be no war,” President Moon Jae-in said that the United States had promised to consult with South Korea before acting.

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South Korea's Moon says U.S. to seek Seoul's approval before any action on North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump has promised to seek Seoul's approval before pursuing any option against nuclear-armed North Korea.

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North Korea gives US a clear choice

US President Donald Trump implied in one of his latest tweets that he forced North Korea to back down over its threat to Guam. It's a dangerous misperception that could cause the crisis to escalate and Trump to miss what could be the best chance he will have to halt the tests of missiles that can now threaten the American homeland.

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Asia shares up on North Korea reprieve, dollar back in doldrums

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Thursday as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea came off the boil, while worries about President Donald Trump's ability to implement his pro-growth agenda and the Federal Reserve's concerns about low U.S. inflation hit the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares up on North Korea reprieve, dollar back in doldrums

* Dollar drops after Fed minutes, Trump disbands advisory councils

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Looming War Games Alarm North Korea, but May Be a Bargaining Chip

Joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, which are set to begin Monday, could provide an opening for efforts to reduce tensions over the North’s nuclear program.

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China’s Crackdown on North Korea Over U.N. Sanctions Starts to Pinch

A ban on North Korean seafood exports began to be felt this week, curtailing an easy source of cash for the North Korean government but angering Chinese wholesalers.

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U.S.-Japan conduct air drills as North Korea watches next move by "Yankees"

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese jets conducted air manoeuvres with U.S. bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles towards the U.S.-administered territory of Guam.

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U.S.-Japan conduct air drills as North Korea watches "Yankees'" next move

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese jets conducted air maneuvers with U.S. bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles towards the U.S.-administered territory of Guam.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging Europe muscles higher as GDP readings smash forecasts

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The Czech crown and Polish zloty jumped on Wednesday after strong economic growth data smashed forecasts, while emerging market stocks rose to a one-week high as tensions between North Korea and the United States eased.

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Golf: Bae swaps firing range for driving range ahead of return

SEOUL (Reuters) - Bae Sang-moon took his first steps back into civilian life on Wednesday after completing his mandatory stint in the South Korean military and the two-time PGA Tour winner is eager to get his golfing career back on track.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar revived by US data tonic, N.Korea respite

SYDNEY, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions in the Korean peninsula simmered down a little.

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Dollar revived by upbeat U.S. data, North Korea respite

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions over North Korea simmered down little.

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US intel: N. Korea didn't need Ukraine's help with rocket engine

A US intelligence official knocked down claims that North Korea may have used illicit trade networks to purchase powerful rocket engines once produced by a Ukrainian factory that were instrumental to the Soviet missile program.

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Donald Trump, Charlottesville, North Korea: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. dollar, yields climb on retail data, N. Korea lull

* Gold down; oil flat after Monday's 2.5 pct fall (Updates to late afternoon)

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China tells US and North Korea to cool it

China urged the US and North Korea to urgently "put the brakes" on provocative actions and words on Tuesday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to back away from a threat to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam.

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U.S. longer-dated bond net shorts hit five-week high -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who are bearish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over those who are bullish on them grew to its highest in five weeks, JPMorgan's latest client survey showed on Tuesday. Benchmark Treasury yields fell to six-week lows last week due to safe-haven buying spurred by fears of an imminent military showdown between the United States and North Korea over the latter's goal to target the U.S. mainland with nuclear weapons. Since the weekend,

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South Korea’s Leader Bluntly Warns U.S. Against Striking North

President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that unilateral military action over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program would be intolerable.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as North Korea tensions ease

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened slightly higher on Tuesday on improving risk appetite as fears of conflict between North Korea and the United States receded.

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Futures higher as North Korea tensions fade

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as North Korea's leader delayed a decision on firing missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, pointing to receding tensions between the United States and North Korea.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures rise as North Korea tensions ebb

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday, helped by an easing of tensions around North Korea that drove investors away from riskier assets last week.

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METALS-China ban order on N.Korea exports gives lead a fillip

* Chinese Jan-June lead ore imports from N.Korea up 49 pct (Adds comments, updates prices, changes dateline from SYDNEY)

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Would a public that doesn't approve of Trump follow him into war?

As the confrontation with North Korea deepens, Donald Trump is confronting doubts about his leadership at home and abroad that are almost unprecedented for a US president during a time of international crisis.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar rise cancels out boost from N.Korea relief

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A stronger dollar weighed on emerging assets on Tuesday, with stocks and currencies failing to benefit from an easing of the North Korea standoff.

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North Korea Says It Will Wait ‘a Little More’ Before Acting on Guam Threat

Pyongyang said that it would assess “the foolish and stupid conduct” of the United States before firing missiles toward the island as it has threatened to do.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares rally, yen and gold fall as Korea tensions ease

* Yen, Swiss franc fall vs dollar, Dudley comments support greenback

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Nikkei rebounds, snaps 4-day losing streak as North Korea fears ease

TOKYO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rebounded on Tuesday, snapping a four-day losing streak and moving away from a three-month low hit on the previous day after Wall Street cheered easing tensions between the United States and North Korea eased.

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Nikkei rebounds sharply as North Korea fears ease

TOKYO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rebounded sharply on Tuesday morning and moved away from a three-month low hit on the previous day after Wall Street rallied as tensions between the United States and North Korea eased.

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Asian shares, dollar rally as North Korea blinks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied and the dollar firmed on Tuesday after North Korea's leader signaled that he would delay plans to fire a missile near Guam, further easing tensions and prompting investors to move back into riskier assets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares, dollar rally as N. Korea blinks

TOKYO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied and the dollar firmed on Tuesday after North Korea's leader signalled that he would delay plans to fire a missile near Guam, further easing tensions and prompting investors to move back into riskier assets.

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Japan PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni shrine for war dead on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, but did not visit in person, an apparent effort to avoid upsetting China and South Korea.

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Following ‘Fire and Fury,’ Trump Looks to Ease Tensions in Asia

President Trump used unusually restrained language in opening a trade offensive against China as his military advisers tamped down talk of war with North Korea.

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Mattis: If North Korea hits Guam 'then it's game on'

Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued a strong warning to North Korea Monday: "If they shoot at the United States, I'm assuming they've hit the United States. ... If they do that, then it's game on."

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US STOCKS-Wall St jumps as N. Korea tensions wane; S&P 500 up 1 pct

* Indexes up: Dow 0.6 pct, S&P 1 pct, Nasdaq 1.3 pct (Updates close with Snap volume, Pandora Media up after the bell)

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U.S. will take out any North Korean missile seen as hitting Guam: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the United States would know the trajectory of a missile fired by North Korea within moments and would "take it out" if the missile looked like hitting the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises, led by financials as U.S.-N.Korea tensions ease

TORONTO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as investors jumped back into riskier assets as some tensions eased over North Korea, with heavyweight financials leading gains, while lower oil prices weighed on energy shares.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Charlottesville, Trump: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Wall Street has biggest rally in 4 months

U.S. stocks climbed sharply on Monday as Wall Street's fears about the North Korea nuclear crisis faded.

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U.S. General and South Korean Leader Push for Diplomacy on North Korea

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said the priority on North Korea was to support diplomatic and economic measures. China said it would enforce new sanctions.

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US STOCKS-S&P, Nasdaq rise 1 pct as N. Korea tensions wane

* S&P on track to post biggest one-day gain in about 4 months

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, U.S. dollar climb as N.Korea fears abate

* Stocks gain as officials try to ease N. Korea fears (Updates with U.S. prices, adds commentary, changes byline, previous dateline London)

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rallies shortly after open as North Korea tensions ease

TORONTO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Monday, as tensions over North Korea eased and investors returned to riskier assets, but resource stocks fell broadly as the price of safe-haven gold slipped.

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Trump & Kim, made for each other?

The world long ago grew accustomed to the belligerent behavior of North Korea's Kim family, so more of their same aggression is hardly a shock. But in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's recent statements threatening North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen," and his string of World Wrestling Foundation-style taunts, we are all starting to come to terms with the implications of America being led by its own Kim.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as North Korea tension eases

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Monday as tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly after key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

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Futures higher as North Korea tensions ease slightly

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday as tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly after key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

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Between old foe and aggressive ally, no honeymoon for South Korea's Moon

SEOUL (Reuters) - Just over three months in office, South Korea's president is finding little room to maneuver between old enemy North Korea and increasing combativeness from long-time ally, the United States.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares, dollar rise after week of N.Korea-driven losses

* European shares rebound 0.8 percent, world stocks up 0.2 pct

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China issues order to implement U.N. sanctions on North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Commerce Ministry issued on Monday an order banning imports of coal, iron ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and sea food from North Korea, effective from Tuesday, as Beijing moved to implement United Nations sanctions announced earlier this month.

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Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

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North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

Investigators are focusing on the factory as a black-market source for North Korea, a new report and classified intelligence assessments say.

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Nikkei falls to lowest since May as North Korea tension offsets solid GDP growth

TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average on Monday tumbled 1.0 percent to a 3-1/2-month low following a holiday weekend, as tension between the United States and North Korea prompted investors to shed riskier assets.

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RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Investors ponder further shocks after North Korea jolt

* Steep drops a fading memory on Wall Street: http://tmsnrt.rs/2fvKFIV

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Tillerson, Mattis: No desire to harm N.Koreans

As America's top military official arrived in South Korea, two of the Trump administration's most senior figures attempted to present a clear, united position on North Korea's ongoing threats.

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African Markets - Factors to watch on Aug 14

NAIROBI, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Monday. - - - - - EVENTS: *GHANA - Ghana's Finance Minister holds news conference on the state of the economy. GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks bounced on Monday after three losing sessions, tracking a firmer Wall Street, while the dollar was weighed down by tensions on the Korean peninsula and weak U.S. inf

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North Korea missile re-entry technology not perfected yet: South Korea

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea still does not appear to have mastered missile re-entry technology and will take at least one or two more years to do so, although its ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead is advancing quickly, South Korea's vice defense minister said.

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Nikkei falls to near 3-month low as firm yen, North Korea tension offsets strong GDP

TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to near a three-month low on Monday, recoiling in response to a stronger yen as tensions between the United States and North Korea prompted investors to dump riskier assets.

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North Korea still needs time to perfect re-entry technology: South Korea vice defense minister

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea still does not appear to have mastered missile re-entry technology and will take at least one or two more years to do so, although its ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead is advancing quickly, South Korea's vice defense minister said.

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In South Korea, K-Pop Pleads for Peace

During heightened tensions, thousands of young people turned out to a concert near the demilitarized zone.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Charlottesville, Pakistan: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Warlike talk on North Korea is huge risk

President Donald Trump has caused the world to tremble and stock markets to drop with his off-the-cuff threats against North Korea. Although most commentators have naturally argued that this is another "unprecedented" moment for America, that's not exactly accurate.

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Japan preps for possible North Korea attack

Japan's missile interceptors are in position to thwart a possible North Korean missile launch. CNN'S Kyung Lah reports.

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Canadian pastor sees his release from North Korea as goodwill gesture

TORONTO (Reuters) - A 62-year-old Canadian pastor held in a North Korean prison for more than 2 1/2 years said he suspected his life sentence was commuted last week to help reduce pressure on Pyongyang.

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Former spy chief: Denuclearized North Korea not in the cards

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, now a CNN contributor, said Sunday that he does not foresee a scenario where North Korea relinquishes its nuclear weapons.

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Canadian church welcomes pastor home from North Korean prison

TORONTO (Reuters) - The congregation of one of Canada's largest churches welcomed their former pastor home on Sunday, the day after his return from North Korea, where he had been imprisoned for more than 2 1/2 years.

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Fareed: Trump has mishandled N. Korea

CNN's Fareed Zakaria says President Trump and his administration has mishandled the North Korea crisis with possibly dangerous consequences.

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Clapper: No path to nuclear-free N. Korea

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says he doesn't see any path to a denuclearized North Korea.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Bourses most exposed to foreign funds lag as global mood cautious

DUBAI, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Stock markets in the Middle East that are most exposed to foreign funds were the chief losers on Sunday, taking their cue from international bourses, where the mood was soured last week by growing tensions between the United States and North Korea.

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CIA chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July.

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Charlottesville, North Korea, Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch

North Korean military figures are putting the final touches on a plan to fire four missiles into the waters around the US-territory of Guam, to be presented to leader Kim Jong Un within days.

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North Korea factories humming with 'Made in China' clothes, traders say

DANDONG, China (Reuters) - Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labor across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters.

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Trump Cautious on China Inquiry Over Intellectual Property Theft

The president is seeking to fulfill hard-edge campaign promises on trade without alienating Beijing during the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

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Trump Eyes China Sanctions While Seeking Its Help on North Korea

The American president is trying to enlist Beijing in his struggle with North Korea even as the White House is set to announce trade crackdown.

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Canadian pastor returns home after release from N. Korean prison

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian pastor who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than two years has arrived home in Canada, where he was resting after being reunited with his family on Saturday, a family spokeswoman said.

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News Analysis: Trump Threats Are Wild Card in Showdown With North Korea

Many in Washington and capitals across the Pacific are wondering whether President Trump’s fusillade of apocalyptic threats was more method or madness.

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Canadian pastor returns home after release from North Korean prison

TORONTO (Reuters) - Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim on Saturday arrived home in Canada, where he was resting after being reunited with his family following a long trek from North Korea, where he had been imprisoned since 2015, according to a family spokeswoman.