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US, North Korean top diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs

Aug 4, 2018

Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea has hit highs and lows as the countries' top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid the North of its atomic weapons at an uncertain juncture

Pompeo says US 'confident' North Korea will denuclearize

Aug 3, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that while there's "still a ways to go," the United States remains "confident" in North Korea's commitment to denuclearize

Global stocks mostly higher ahead of US jobs report

Aug 3, 2018

Stock markets are mostly higher ahead of the release of U.S. jobs data, which is expected to show companies still hiring at a brisk pace in the world's largest economy.

China, ASEAN navies stage 1st emergency drills amid feud

Aug 3, 2018

Chinese and Southeast Asian naval forces have staged their first computer-simulated drills so they can jointly respond to emergencies and to build trust amid the long-seething disputes in the South China Sea

Asian markets flat after Apple value surpasses $1 trillion

Aug 3, 2018

Asian markets flat ahead of US jobs report after Apple value surpasses $1 trillion

China calls draft pact on territorial feud a 'breakthrough'

Aug 2, 2018

China's top diplomat says an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a "breakthrough," and that talks can accelerate without outside interference

Global stocks extend losses on China-US trade worries

Aug 2, 2018

World stocks are falling again on reports that the Trump administration is considering a higher tax rate on Chinese imports, increasing the stakes in the economic powers' trade war.

Asian markets extend losses on China-US trade jitters

Aug 2, 2018

Asian markets track Wall Street losses on jitters over China-US trade

World shares mixed on fears of higher US tariffs on China

Aug 1, 2018

World shares are mixed on uncertainties over trade. News that the U.S. and China may be working to reopen trade talks was overshadowed by reports of plans for even higher tariffs on Chinese imports.

Progress in sea feud, Koreas stir ASEAN though rifts persist

Aug 1, 2018

Southeast Asian nations are expected to welcome an initial negotiating draft of a nonaggression pact with China on the South China Sea, but critics warn that the talks provide a diplomatic cover for Beijing