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  • President Donald Trump (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in deliver a joint statement from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017.

    South Korean President Moon said on Thursday Trump has promised to seek Seoul's approval before pursuing any option against North Korea.

  • Happier times: An Indian Army soldier stands in front of a group of People’s Liberation Army troops during joint drills last year.

    The world's two biggest emerging economies are at direct odds on their shared border.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- Gold rose about 1 percent on Wednesday, shaking off two days of losses, as the dollar edged lower after the release of the minutes from Federal Reserve's July meeting at which policymakers voted unanimously to keep U.S. interest rates unchanged. Spot gold was up 0.8 percent to $1,281.15 per ounce. to a session high of $1,283.90.

  • *Gold to drift down to $1,200 in three months- analyst. LONDON, Aug 16- Gold fell on Wednesday for the third straight day as the dollar edged higher on the back of robust U.S. economic data and an easing in tensions over North Korea. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader about Pyongyang's development of nuclear missiles.

  • LONDON, Aug 16- 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. Central Europe's biggest market, Poland, delivered 3.9 percent growth, beating forecasts and lifting the zloty 0.4 percent and...

  • TOKYO, Aug 16- Japan's Nikkei share average was nearly flat on Wednesday with the previous day's rally running out of steam as the yen's weakening slowed, while Japan Airlines bucked the trend helped by a brokerage's bullish view. Japanese stocks have seen volatile trade recently, first spooked by growing tensions between the United States and North Korea,...

  • US troops patrol village in Afghanistan's Logar Province.

    A defense spending bill may get "kicked down the road" again as Congress grapples with other pressing issues, analysts say.

  • Gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf.

    Iran could abandon its nuclear deal "within hours" if the U.S. imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Rouhani said on Tuesday.

  • bets@ SAO PAULO, Aug 15- The Mexican peso weakened on Tuesday after news of the largest gain in U.S. retail sales in seven months, leading traders to rethink skepticism about a potential U.S. rate hike this year. Losses were limited, however, by easing tensions between the United States and North Korea, which drove some demand for risky assets and triggered a second day...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 15- Gold fell nearly 1 percent, down for a second day on Tuesday after better-than-expected U.S. economic data and easing tensions over North Korea encouraged investors to buy riskier assets, boosting stocks, the U.S. dollar and bond yields. Gold, seen as a safe haven in times of uncertainty, rose to a two-month high of $1,291.86 on Friday after a...

  • *Dollar on pace for biggest one-day gain vs yen since July 3. NEW YORK, Aug 15- The dollar rose to its highest level against a basket of major currencies in nearly three weeks on Tuesday after U.S. retail sales data showed the largest gain in seven months. The strong U.S. data and the "specter of cooler heads prevailing on the geopolitical front" were what pushed the...

  • *North Korea's Kim to delay strike toward Guam- state media. Since the weekend, Washington and Pyongyang have ratcheted down rhetoric that had ignited fears of an imminent military showdown between the nations. On Tuesday, state media said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has postponed a missile strike toward the U.S. territory of Guam.

  • bets@ SAO PAULO, Aug 15- Latin American currencies mostly weakened on Tuesday after the largest gain in U.S. retail sales in seven months, leading traders to rethink skepticism about a potential U.S. rate hike this year. Losses were limited, however, by easing tensions between the United States and North Korea, which drove some demand for risky assets and triggered a...

  • TORONTO, Aug 15- Canada's main stock index slipped on Tuesday, with gains for financial stocks offset by losses for oil companies as crude prices fell. Precious metals miners also lost ground as the price of gold pulled back on easing geopolitical tensions over North Korea. Suncor Energy Inc slipped 0.4 percent to C $40.68, and Pembina Pipeline Corp fell 0.9...

  • *North Korea's Kim said to delay strike towards Guam. Since the weekend, Washington and Pyongyang have ratcheted down rhetoric that had ignited fears of an imminent military showdown between the nations. On Tuesday, state media said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has postponed a missile strike towards the U.S. territory of Guam.

  • I think the markets are moving on: Strategist on tensions with North Korea

    Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management chief equity strategist, and Jim Paulsen, Leuthold Group chief investment strategist, discuss the raising of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

  • Aug 15- U.S. stocks opened flat on Tuesday after North Korea's leader delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam, pointing to receding tensions between the United States and North Korea. Pacific territory prompted a surge in tensions in the region last week, with President Donald Trump saying the U.S. military was "locked and loaded" if North Korea acted...

  • LONDON, Aug 15- Gold fell sharply for a second day on Tuesday after better-than-expected U.S. economic data and a decrease in tensions over North Korea encouraged investors to buy riskier assets, boosting stocks, the U.S. dollar and bond yields. Gold, seen as a safe haven in times of uncertainty, rose to a two-month high of $1,291.86 on Friday after a week of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- The dollar rose to its highest level against a basket of major currencies in nearly three weeks on Tuesday after U.S. retail sales data showed the largest gain in seven months. Consumers boosted purchases of motor vehicles as well as discretionary spending, increasing the Commerce Department's reading on sales by 0.6 percent.

  • Pacific territory of Guam, pointing to receding tensions between the United States and North Korea. Pyongyang's plans to fire missiles near Guam prompted a surge in tensions in the region last week, with President Donald Trump saying the U.S. military was "locked and loaded" if North Korea acted unwisely. "I think it is a bit of a follow through on North Korea that has...