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  • SEOUL, Aug 16- Top diplomats of South Korea and Japan plan to meet their Chinese counterpart in Beijing next week amid a flare-up in tension over trade and history, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Friday. Foreign ministers Kang Kyung- wha of South Korea, Taro Kono of Japan and Wang Yi of China will meet from Tuesday to Thursday, the ministry said.

  • North Korea test fires a new weapon, in this undated photo released on August 11, 2019 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

    It was North Korea's sixth round of weapons launches since late July when it began stepping up its weapons demonstrations.

  • SEOUL, Aug 15- South Korean President Moon Jae- in said on Thursday that Japan should look back upon its imperialist past but Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo chooses dialog, in a carefully choreographed message amid an escalating history and trade row. In his Liberation Day address marking Korea's independence from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule, Moon...

  • *Hong Kong protests, Argentine peso collapse unsettle markets. LONDON, Aug 13- Share markets fell for a third straight day on Tuesday as fears about a drawnout global trade war, protests in Hong Kong and a crash in Argentina's peso currency kept investors huddled in bonds, gold, and the Japanese yen for safety. If that wasn't enough, Europe's bourses and the euro were...

  • *Hong Kong protests, Argentine peso collapse unsettle markets. LONDON, Aug 13- Share markets fell for a third straight day on Tuesday as fears about a drawn out global trade war, protests in Hong Kong and a crash in Argentina's peso currency kept investors huddled in bonds, gold, and the Japanese yen for safety. Early 0.3%-0.6% drops from Europe's main indexes after...

  • *Demonstrations have roiled Hong Kong's summer. HONG KONG, Aug 12- Hong Kong police put on a demonstration of an anti-riot water cannon on Monday, in a warning to protesters as authorities toughen their approach over violence that has roiled the Asian financial hub for two months. "The police are continuing to use all sorts of weapons to challenge the bottom line of...

  • A missile is launched during testing at an unidentified location in North Korea, in this undated image provided by KCNA on August 7, 2019.

    North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Saturday, South Korea said, in a "show of force" against U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises.

  • President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019.

    President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has received a "very beautiful letter" on Thursday from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and added that he could have another meeting with him.

  • *Bulgaria to get 2.9 mln euros from EU. SOFIA, Aug 7- Bulgaria has failed to contain the spread of African swine fever, its deputy agriculture minister said on Wednesday amid concerns that the Black Sea country could lose its entire 600,000 pig breeding industry. One of the European Union's poorest states, Bulgaria has so far detected more than 30 outbreaks of the...

  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un supervises a "strike drill" for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapon into the East Sea during a military drill in North Korea, in this May 4, 2019 photo supplied by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the launch of tactical guided missiles on Tuesday were a warning to the U.S. and South Korea's joint military drills, state media KCNA said on Wednesday.

  • North Korea fires two more projectiles, per South Korean media

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 2- China's new ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said on Friday that if the United States wanted to fight China on trade, "then we will fight" and warned that Beijing was prepared to take countermeasures over new U.S. tariffs. When asked if China's trade relations with the United States could harm cooperation between the countries on...

  • The U.S. began sanctioning Iran in 1979, after the Iranian Revolution. Since then, those sanctions have expanded to go after businesses, governments and individuals doing business with the oil-producing state. Now its economy is in tatters. Here's why.

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL, Aug 2- South Korea fired back at Japan over a deepening trade dispute on Friday, pledging it would not be "defeated again" by its neighbour, laying bare decades-old animosity at the root of a row over fast-track export status. During a rare live television broadcast of his cabinet meeting, President Moon Jae- in threatened countermeasures after Japan's...

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL, Aug 2- South Korea fired back at Japan over a deepening trade dispute on Friday, pledging it would not be "defeated again" by its neighbour, laying bare decades-old animosity at the root of a row over fast-track export status. During a rare live television broadcast of his cabinet meeting, President Moon Jae- in threatened countermeasures after Japan's...

  • A man watches a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on July 25, 2019.

    U.S. President Donald Trump plays down North Korea's third missile launch in about a week, saying that "short-range missiles" are "very standard."

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- The United States is worried that trade and diplomatic tensions between South Korea and Japan could worsen and is urging both sides to consider a "standstill agreement" to allow more time for talks, a senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday. The comments came a day before Japan could follow through on a threat to cut preferential...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 1- South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress, a day before Japan could remove South Korea from its list of favoured trade partners. South Korea warned that if Japan were to drop it from its so-called white list of countries that enjoy minimum trade...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 1- South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress, a day before Japan could remove South Korea from its list of favored trade partners. South Korea warned that if Japan were to drop it from its so-called white list of countries that enjoy minimum trade...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 1- South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress, a day before Japan could remove South Korea from its list of favoured trade partners. South Korea warned that if Japan were to drop it from its so-called white list of countries that enjoy minimum trade...