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With North Korea summit on shaky ground, Trump to press South Korean leader


SEOUL/WASHINGTON Three weeks before an unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit is supposed to take place, President Donald Trump will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday as U.S. officials try to figure out whether Pyongyang is serious about negotiating a deal on denuclearization.

Hyundai Motor Group scraps revamp plan in victory for hedge fund Elliott

SEOUL South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group has shelved a restructuring plan which would have given the son of its aging chairman more control of the conglomerate, following opposition from investors including U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp.

May 21 2018

South Korea, U.S. to work closely on summit after Pyongyang's about-face

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held discussions on Sunday to ensure that the North Korea-U.S. summit remains on track after North Korea threatened to pull out of the high-level talks.

World, North Korea May 20 2018

South Korea's LG Group chairman dies from illness at 73

SEOUL The chairman of LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, who helped transform South Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a battle with a brain disease.

May 20 2018

Trump nominates Pacific commander Harris as U.S. ambassador to Seoul

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, as U.S. ambassador to South Korea ahead of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled next month but since called into question by Pyongyang.

North Korea 'declines' South Korea media for nuclear site event; China urges 'stability'

SEOUL North Korea has declined to accept a list of South Korean journalists hoping to observe the closure of its nuclear test site, South Korea said on Friday, raising new questions about the North's commitment to reducing tension.

World, North Korea May 18 2018

North Korea's about-face complicates South Korea's pitch to Trump

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been riding high after a string of successes with North Korea, seeing his popularity surge after his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un as he looks ahead to the U.S.-North Korea summit he helped engineer next month.

World, North Korea May 18 2018

North Korea says won't hold talks with 'incompetent' South unless differences settled

SEOUL North Korea's chief negotiator called the South Korean government "ignorant and incompetent" on Thursday, denounced U.S.-South Korean air combat drills and threatened to halt all talks with the South unless its demands are met. | Video

World, North Korea May 17 2018

Korean spy film screens at Cannes while real-world plot thickens

CANNES, France "The Spy Gone North", the tale of a South Korean who infiltrated North Korea in the 1990s, is full of plot twists, but the movie might be outdone by the news, as efforts to resolve the nuclear stand-off face a real-life cliffhanger. | Video

Netflix's next act: feeding the service with its own movies

LOS ANGELES As Hollywood studios unleash their summer blockbusters into theaters, Netflix Inc is trying to give film buffs a reason to stay home. | Video

Tech, May 16 2018

U.S. bolsters Asia ballistic missile defense as Trump-Kim summit nears

YOKOSUKA, Japan The USS Milius, one of the U.S. Navy's most advanced guided missile destroyers, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to reinforce defenses against any ballistic missile attacks by North Korea, or anyone else in East Asia.