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White House: Talks with North Korea must lead to ending nuclear program

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program after senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea said on Sunday their government was open to talks with the United States. Read More

 

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New NAFTA talks aim to clear pathway to toughest issues

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico and Canada aim to finish reworking less contentious chapters of the NAFTA trade deal with the United States in new talks that began on Sunday, hoping to clear the path for a breakthrough on the toughest issues before upcoming elections. More »

 

Iran says Damascus suburbs assault to continue as fighting rages

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce across the country. More »

 

Gun lobby pushes back on Trump's gun plans after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association pushed back on Sunday against modest proposals by President Donald Trump and other Republicans to change U.S. gun laws after a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and staff. More »

 

Boeing to have 51 percent stake in venture with Embraer: paper

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Boeing Co will have a 51 percent stake in a joint company currently being negotiated with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer , O Globo newspaper columnist Lauro Jardim reported on Sunday. More »

 

Asian shares turn cautious, dollar loses early edge

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets were in a cautious mood on Monday as investors braced for an event-packed week headlined by U.S. inflation data and the first House testimony by the new head of the Federal Reserve. More »

 

Russia sets stage for U.N. veto of western bid to call out Iran

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia has laid the groundwork for a likely veto on Monday of a British, U.S. and French bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Iran over its weapons falling into the hands of Yemen's Houthi group. More »

 

China launches propaganda push for Xi after social media criticism

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. More »

 

South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea brought the curtain down on its "Peace Games" on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea. More »

 

Oil hits two-week high as Saudi Arabia to keep output well below cap

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices extended gains to hit two-week highs on Monday, supported by comments from Saudi Arabia that it would continue to curb exports in line with the OPEC-led effort to cut global supplies. More »

 

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