SEOUL - North Korea has reportedly fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.
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Wall Street buoyed by Amazon, retail stocks on Black Friday
U.S. stocks gained on Friday, with the Nasdaq and the benchmark S&P 500 hitting records, helped by higher commodity prices and with retail stocks getting a boost on signs of a strong start to the holiday shopping season.
Flynn's lawyers cut talks with Trump team, signaling Mueller cooperation: NY Times
Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor
A Houston-area woman has been charged with mailing booby-trapped packages designed to explode to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a federal office in Maryland.
Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit
Ireland's minority government looked set to collapse on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union.
Uber told SoftBank about data breach before telling public
Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that it discussed a massive data breach with potential investor SoftBank Group Corp ahead of going public with details of the incident on Tuesday.
Lebanon's Jumblatt criticizes Saudi over Hariri
Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Friday criticized the way Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri had been treated by "some Saudi circles", the first time he has appeared to direct blame at Riyadh over Hariri's resignation this month.
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