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  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile early on Sunday that flew 700 kilometres, South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang. Japan said the latest missile reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km and flew for 30...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile early on Sunday that flew 700 kilometers, South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialog with Pyongyang. Japan said the latest missile reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km and flew for 30 minutes...

  • Japan said the missile flew for 30 minutes and dropped in the sea between the North's east coast and Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile was a violation of U.N. resolutions and that Japan strongly protested the action. "North Korea's repeated missile launches are a grave threat to our country and a clear...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired on Sunday an unidentified projectile from a region near its west coast, South Korea's military said. The launch took place at a region named Kusong located northwest of the capital, Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched its intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing. The launch is the first since a...

  • This photo taken on February 12, 2017 and released on February 13 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) surrounded by soldiers of the Korean People's Army as he inspects the test-launch of a surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 at an undisclosed location.

    The U.S. doesn't have the officials in Asia to manage North Korea's nuclear threat and other issues in East Asia, policy experts say.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Putin has told Moon Jae-in he is ready to play a "constructive role" in resolving North Korea's nuclear threat: South Korea.

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 11- The United States and China will expand trade in beef and chicken and increase access for financial firms, as part of a plan to reduce the massive U.S. trade deficit with Beijing, U.S. The countries have agreed that China will allow U.S. imports of beef by no later than July 16. Trump had pledged during his presidential campaign that he would...

  • WASHINGTON— North Korea's nuclear weapons program poses a potentially "existential" threat to the United States, the national intelligence director said in a bleak appraisal to Congress on Thursday. Dan Coats said the unprecedented nuclear and missile testing last year indicates leader Kim Jong Un is intent on proving North Korea's capability.

  • Trade could still be discussed at G-7 meeting: Citi

    Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citi, speaks about U.S. President Donald Trump's stance on trade.

  • This undated picture released from North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 10, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) visiting the Rangnang Disabled Soldiers' Essential Plastic Goods Factory in Pyongyang.

    North Korea is expected to press China to tone down sanctions when it ­attends a summit in Beijing, the SCMP reports.

  • *Trump fires FBI director, igniting political firestorm. percent at $1,221.47 per ounce at 0715 GMT. "We think that gold's slide could perhaps extend to $1,180 to $1,200, an area of good technical support," said INTL FCStone analyst Edward Meir.

  • South Korea's president-elect Moon Jae-in celebrates at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea, May 9, 2017.

    South Korea's liberal leader Moon Jae-in took the oath of office as president on Wednesday.

  • Moon's North Korea policy

    Kim Byungki, Korea University, says the South Korean president has shown strong signs that he will be pursuing a new relationship with North Korea.

  • *Trump fires FBI director, igniting political firestorm. President Donald Trump abruptly dismissed FBI Director James Comey. "We think that gold's slide could perhaps extend to $1,180 to $1,200, an area of good technical support," said INTL FCStone analyst Edward Meir.

  • President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, but expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike in June kept bullion prices under pressure. President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey in a move that shocked Washington. In an interview with Sky News on Tuesday, Pyongyang's ambassador to the United Kingdom, Choe Il, said North Korea is ready...

  • TOKYO, May 10- The dollar slid on Wednesday and the perceived safe-haven yen gained after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey in a move that shocked Washington. Rekindled fears that North Korea could be gearing up for another weapons test also underpinned the yen.