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Korea says no to US request to discuss renegotiating FTA

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Seoul, Aug 22 (AP)- South Korea's top trade negotiator said Tuesday that Seoul will not discuss renegotiation of the free trade agreement with the U.S. without first looking into what is really causing the U.S. trade imbal-ance.
Trade Minister Kim Hyung-chong said Seoul proposed a joint study with Washington to evaluate the impact of the 5-year-old bilateral trade deal and the cause of the U.S. trade deficit.
"We did not agree to the unilateral proposal from the U.S. to amend the Korea-U.S...
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Navies search for 10 US sailors as 7th Fleet review ordered

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Singapore, Aug 22 (AP) - Three navies searched Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors for a se-cond day Tuesday as the Navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided east of...
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Missouri prepares to execute its 2nd inmate of 2017

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St. Louis, Aug 22 (AP) - Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man.
Marcellus Williams, 48, is scheduled to die Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre for stabbing to death former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Lisha...
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Italy quake rocks resort island of Ischia, at least 1 dead

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Rome, Aug 22 (AP) - An earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday night, killing at least one person and trapping a half dozen others under collapsed homes.
Police said all but one of the people known to be trapped were responding to rescuers and...
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Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

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Abuja, Aug 21 (AP)- Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than three months of medical treatment in London.
"Terrorists and...
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