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Defense chief Mattis in Asia, will discuss North Korea crisis with allies

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would talk with Asian allies about North Korea and the crisis caused by Pyongyang's "reckless" provocations, as he kicked off a week-long trip to the region on Monday to meet defense chiefs in the Philippines.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Ted Cruz: A Pressure Point for North Korea

The regime in Pyongyang has long sponsored terrorism. American policy should once again reflect that reality.

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North Korea's illicit dealings in Africa

Heroes' Acre looms on a hill overlooking Windhoek, Namibia's tidy capital.

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Thomas prevails in playoff to win CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Korean Ji ends eight-year LPGA title drought in Taiwan

(Reuters) - South Korean Ji Eun-hee lifted her first LPGA title in eight years with an emphatic six-stroke victory at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

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Golf: FedExCup champion Thomas wins CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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South Korea's president says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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South Korea's Moon says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue phasing out nuclear-generated electricity following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

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Thomas battles back in Korea, shares lead with Brown

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas refused to be thrown off his game by a double bogey midway through the third round of the $9.25 million CJ Cup in South Korea on Saturday, carding a battling 70 to set the pace with Scott Brown at the Nine Bridges course on Jeju island.

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Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China's president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Russia says continues dialogue with Washington on North Korea, Iran: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow and Washington are continuing a dialogue on North Korea and the future of the international deal on Iran's nuclear program, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Friday.

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South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors.

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UPDATE 3-S.Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

* KEPCO jumps nearly 6 pct after survey results announced (Recasts, adds comments)

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Golf: Korean women's scores scrubbed after controversial ruling

SEOUL (Reuters) - A top Korean golf official resigned on Friday after a rules controversy at a domestic tournament saw penalties issued then rescinded, players threaten to withdraw, and all first-round scores at the KB Financial Star Championship scrubbed.

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Moscow seeks support for Russia-Chinese roadmap on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged world powers on Friday to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea's weapons program.

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South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents

The decision to restart two stalled projects reverses a campaign promise by President Moon Jae-in and disappoints supporters seeking a phaseout of nuclear power.

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Golf: Thomas slips back at CJ Cup, List leads

SEOUL (Reuters) - After opening the CJ Cup with a stunning nine-under-par 63, Justin Thomas battled blowy conditions and some bad breaks before slipping out of the lead after a two-over 74 at the Nine Bridges course on the South Korean island of Jeju on Friday.

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Australia receives 'unprecedented' letter from North Korea

In an open letter addressed to parliaments in a number of countries, North Korea has declared itself a "full-fledged nuclear power" and accuses US President Donald Trump of "trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster."

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South Korea stresses safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry stressed the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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UPDATE 2-S.Korea survey backs restarting construction of 2 nuclear reactors

* Shares of KEPCO jump nearly 6 pct after announcement (Adds analyst comments, background)

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Amid South Korea freeze, China says cultural exchanges take the temperature

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cultural exchanges between countries need to consider the "temperature" of popular opinion and how people feel about each other, a senior Chinese official said on Friday, amid a freeze in cultural ties with South Korea over an anti-missile system.

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South Korea survey backs restarting construction of two nuclear reactors

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean government-organized committee is recommending Seoul resume the stalled construction of two new nuclear reactors after an opinion survey it set up found nearly 60 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the move.

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South Korea to stress safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry will stress the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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US preparing for North Korea's 'final step'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the United States has to act as if North Korea is on the verge of being able to strike it with a missile and act accordingly -- and that President Donald Trump is ready to do so.

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North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday.

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Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation: Kerry

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran toward nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Xi Jinping, Catalonia, North Korea: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Google exec: Our society is in real jeopardy

In November 2014, the Guardians of Peace -- a group affiliated with the North Korean government -- hacked Sony Pictures because the studio was planning to release "The Interview," a movie they felt insulted their leader, Kim Jong Un.

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U.S. carrier patrols off Korean peninsula in warning to Pyongyang

ABOARD USS RONALD REAGAN, Sea of Japan (Reuters) - The USS Ronald Reagan, a 100,000-ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier, patrolled in waters east of the Korean peninsula on Thursday, in a show of sea and air power designed to warn off North Korea from any military action.

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New York Today: New York Today: From North Korea to New York

Wednesday: Defectors talk about their new lives in New York, a discussion on how to tackle climate change, and an exhibition of North Korean art.

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Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.

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Golf: Thomas surges clear as PGA Tour makes Korea debut

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas made a slow start to the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday with a bogey at his opening hole but the FedExCup champion soon caught fire, carding seven birdies and a pair of eagles in a nine-under round of 63 to lead the way.

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'Nowhere to hide': North Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing town

ERIMO, Japan (Reuters) - Ever since North Korea lobbed two missiles far above this windswept fishing town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, seaweed farmer Mitsuyo Kawamura says she's been on edge.

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South Korea's Naver invests further 100 mln euros in French tech fund

PARIS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - South Korea's Naver Corp is investing a further 100 million euros ($118 million) in French technology fund K-Fund I, marking the latest sign of international interest in the French start-up technology scene, which is vying to rival London.

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EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons program: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons program, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe -reports

(Adds McDonald's comment in 4th paragraph) SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the

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Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices

Two months after a scion of the conglomerate’s controlling family was sent to prison, investigators were looking into an alleged misappropriation of company funds.

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Seoul considers unilateral sanctions against North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering levying its own sanctions on North Korea as the isolated state ramps up tension with its missile and nuclear provocations, the South's vice foreign minister said on Wednesday, but no decision had been made yet.

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McDonald's South Korea office raided in burger probe: reports

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said.

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McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe - reports

SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the reports said. A spokeswoman at the offi

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Hillary Clinton says U.S. threats of war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

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Hillary Clinton says threats to start war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

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N. Korea: War may begin 'at any moment'

Brian Todd reports on a North Korean ambassador's warning, that nuclear war could break out "at any moment."

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UPDATE 1-U.S. starts anti-dumping probe into PET resin imports

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Tuesday it began an investigation into whether imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan were being dumped in the U.S. market.

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U.S. starts antidumping probe into PET resin imports

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Tuesday it began an investigation into whether imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan are being dumped in the U.S. market.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N.Korea

* U.S. Deputy Sec of State sees eventual possibility of talks

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

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REFILE-WRAPUP 1-U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N.Korea

* U.S. Deputy Sec of State sees eventual possibility of talks

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

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U.S. not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea: deputy secretary of state

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday.

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Japanese 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, seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, to mark its annual autumn festival, the shrine said on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong: Where North Korea launders its money?

Easey Commercial Building is an unassuming mid-rise office tower on Hennessy Road, an artery that runs through Hong Kong's busy Wan Chai district. The structure sits among scenery that's classic Hong Kong: bright lights, tall buildings, people rushing about.

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UPDATE 1-North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist -BAE

TORONTO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Cyber-security firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system.

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North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist: BAE

TORONTO (Reuters) - Cyber-security firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system.

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North Korea warns states: Don't join any U.S. action and you're safe

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.

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N. Korea rejects diplomacy with US for now, source says

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.

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Russia's Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree imposing restrictions on North Korea in order to comply with a United Nations Security Council resolution.

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Trump to visit Asia Nov. 3-14, focus on North Korea, alliances

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii between Nov. 3-14, the White House said on Monday, amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

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EU vows to save Iran deal, fears for North Korea mediation

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union vowed on Monday to defend a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions after President Donald Trump chose not to certify Tehran's compliance with the accord.

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'Mad dog' anti-Trump leaflets, suspected floated in from North Korea, turn up in Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) - Propaganda fliers presumed to be from North Korea and calling U.S. President Donald Trump a "mad dog" have turned up across central Seoul, including near the presidential Blue House, according to posts on social media and people who found them.

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Russia condemns North Korea nuclear tests: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow condemns North Korea's nuclear tests and calls on North Korea and the international community to comply with all U.N. resolutions, Russian news agencies quoted the speaker of the Russian parliament's upper house as saying on Monday.

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Jockeying for cash: North Korea allows racetrack gambling as sanctions bite

SEOUL (Reuters) - Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard currency amid intensifying international sanctions.

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U.S. Military to Begin Drills to Evacuate Americans From South Korea

The military’s plan to practice evacuating noncombatants from South Korea comes amid heightened tensions with North Korea.

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South Korea police seek arrest warrant for Hanjin Group chief

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police are seeking an arrest warrant for Cho Yang-ho, chairman of Hanjin Group, the parent of Korean Air Lines Co Ltd, on charges of breach of trust following their probe into construction work at his house, a police official said on Monday.

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Decoding Dress in North Korea

Uniformity may be the rule, but there are signs that personal expression has not been entirely crushed.

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The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

While the world is fixated on its nuclear missiles, North Korea has also developed a cyberattack program that is stealing millions and unleashing havoc.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Mogadishu, Iran, North Korea: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Secretary of State Tillerson will try to ease tension with North Korea despite saber-rattling from Trump and Kim

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday his diplomatic efforts will continue as long as they possibly can despite the saber-rattling on both sides of the Pacific.

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Haley: Don't let Iran become 'next North Korea'

US ambassador Nikki Haley said Sunday the Trump administration's approach to the Iran deal is aimed at avoiding another situation like in North Korea.

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Tillerson: Trump isn't seeking war with North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says diplomatic talks between the United States and North Korea will continue until "the first bomb drops."

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U.S. diplomacy with North Korea to continue until 'first bomb drops': Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying "those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops."

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CNN uncovers North Korea smuggling scheme

CNN's Matt Rivers travels to northeast China to see if UN sanctions against North Korea are being enforced.

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North Korea not ready to hold talks with South Korea in Russia: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Politicians from North and South Korea will not hold direct talks in Russia on Monday about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program despite attending the same event, Russian news agencies said on Sunday.

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North Korea: Trump a 'strangler of peace'

North Korea continued its harsh anti-US rhetoric Sunday, calling President Donald Trump a "war merchant and strangler of peace."

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North Korea revives threat to launch missiles toward Guam

North Korean state media on Friday renewed a threat to launch missiles toward the US territory of Guam, warning that "reckless moves" by the US would compel Pyongyang to take action.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Why I Went to North Korea

When war may be looming, it’s critical that journalists go out and report.

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Russian Senate head to discuss nuclear program with North, South Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A senior official in the Russian parliament will discuss North Korea's missile and nuclear program in separate talks with parliamentarians from Seoul and Pyongyang on Monday, TASS news agency said.

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Golf: South Korea's Ko leads by two, Park eyes No.1 spot

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea's Ko Jin-young delivered a sparkling six-under-par 66 in the third round of the LPGA's KEB Hana Bank Championship on Saturday to move two shots clear of compatriots Park Sung-hyun and Chun In-gee at the SKY72 Golf and Resort in Incheon.

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EU to ban business ties with Pyongyang over nuclear tests

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is set to agree on Monday to ban business ties with North Korea, part of a new package of sanctions to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.

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North Korea Renews Guam Threat Ahead of Joint Naval Exercise

The North warned that a planned drill by the United States and South Korea would compel a “military counteraction.”

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Golf: Yin two clear in Korea, major champions hot on her heels

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Angel Yin carded a seven-under-par 65 to lead the LPGA's KEB Hana Bank Championship on 11-under after the second round on Friday, with South Koreans Chun In-gee, Park Sung-hyun and Ko Jin-young in hot pursuit two shots back.

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Behind bars, Samsung scion Lee sees his wealth top $2 billion

SEOUL (Reuters) - Jay Y. Lee, the billionaire heir to South Korea's Samsung Group, should find some comfort that its crown jewel Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has reported record profit every quarter since he was jailed in February, making him even richer.

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Former friend Malaysia halts all imports from North Korea, data shows

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programs.

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South Korea expects arms, shale gas on U.S. agenda in trade talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's trade minister Kim Hyun-chong said on Friday the United States may demand that Seoul guarantees it will step up arms purchases and imports of U.S. shale gas if the two countries renegotiate a free trade agreement.

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Latest North Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test site-experts

SEOUL (Reuters) - A series of tremors and landslides near North Korea's nuclear test base likely mean the country's sixth and largest blast has destabilized the region, and the Punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to test nuclear weapons, experts say.

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White House chief of staff: Americans should be concerned about North Korea

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that Americans should be concerned about North Korea's ability to reach the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile, cryptically telling reporters that if the threat grows "beyond where it is today, well, let's hope that diplomacy works."

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Kim Jong Un looking for info on Trump

North Korean officials have recently tried to set up meetings with experts from conservative think tanks in the US in an effort to gain information about President Trump.

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Small quake rattles North Korea nuclear testing grounds, not manmade: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea's nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be manmade, South Korea's weather agency said on Friday, the latest to be observed after the North conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in early September.

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LG to open Europe's biggest car battery factory next year

WARSAW (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Chem will open Europe's largest lithium-ion battery factory in Poland next year as the region's auto industry gears up to mass produce electric cars.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Mr. Trump, I Live in South Korea, and You’re Scaring Me

The president is playing a dangerous game of one-upmanship that puts everyone who lives on the Korean Peninsula in peril.

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How a homemade tool helped North Korea's missile program

SEOUL, (Reuters) - In 2009, a pop video from North Korea celebrated a new national hero - one that outside experts would later realize was at the heart of the secretive state's banned nuclear and missile programs.

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Samsung scion fights back as legal appeal begins

SEOUL (Reuters) - The heir to South Korea's Samsung Group, convicted of bribing the country's former president, appeared in a packed court on Thursday for the first day of arguments in the appeal of his five-year jail term for corruption.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Inside North Korea

The U.S. sees North Korea as a hostile nation that is dangerously deluded and ready for war. But how does North Korea see the U.S.?

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Golf: Super rookie Park shares lead in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Women's Open champion Park Sung-hyun closed with a pair of birdies to join Minjee Lee and Kim Min-sun at the top of the leaderboard on six-under par after the first round of the LPGA's $2 million KEB Hana Bank Championship in Incheon on Thursday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Scary Strategy on North Korea

A war with Pyongyang could kill one million on the first day.

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Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Four suspects charged with two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader were identified for the first time in a Malaysian court on Thursday. 

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Samsung scion's defense fights back as legal appeal begins

SEOUL (Reuters) - The heir to South Korea's Samsung Group appeared in a packed court on Thursday for the first day of arguments in the appeal of his five-year jail term for corruption.