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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 ...

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Iraq says captures positions south of Kirkuk including airbase

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces captured several positions south of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters on Monday in their bid to regain control of the oil-rich city, which is part of a region that declared itself independent at a referendum last ...

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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. Reuters: Top News

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Weakening Nate brings rain, tornado warnings to U.S. South

BILOXI/PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Reuters) – Hurricane Nate weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday after coming ashore in Mississippi, flooding roads and buildings but sparing the state from catastrophic damages. Reuters: U.S.

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North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: South Korean broadcaster

SEOUL (Reuters) – Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions. ...

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South Korea expects more North Korea provocations mid-October

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea expects North Korea to engage in more provocative action next month to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of its communist party and China’s all-important Communist Party Congress. Reuters: World News

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Tropical Storm Irma floods northern Florida cities after hammering south

MIAMI/KISSIMMEE, Fla. (Reuters) – Downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irma flooded several northern Florida cities with heavy rain and a high storm surge on Monday as it headed out of the state after cutting power to millions ...

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South Korea deploys anti-missile system as U.S. seeks tough North Korea sanctions

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with thousands of police at a South Korean village on Thursday as components of a controversial system to guard against North Korean missiles were deployed, while China and the United States discussed options to ...

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South Korea’s Moon discusses ‘unpredictable’ North Korea situation with Putin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia/SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that the situation on the Korean peninsula could become unpredictable if Pyongyang did not halt its “provocative actions” after its latest nuclear bomb test. ...

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South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the move

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Tuesday an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat after it conducted its sixth and largest ...

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