Asian shares flat, still on track for winning week
TOKYO Asian shares baulked at the starting gate on Friday but remained on track for a weekly gain, while crude oil prices pulled away from this week's 10-month lows.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, currently en route to Seoul, South Korea, has been briefed on the missile launch by North Korea, White House aides told reporters travelling with Pence.
Pence has been in touch with President Donald Trump and received the news on North Korea an hour after his plane left Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, the aides said.
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton, Writing by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Sandra Maler)
PARIS President Emmanuel Macron is starting to realign France's foreign policy, setting out plans to be less interventionist in conflicts abroad and putting his country's national security at the heart of diplomacy.
DUBAI Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands from the Arab states boycotting it, Al Jazeera television said quoting sources.