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North Korea 2016 economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions: South Korea

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SEOUL North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. | Video

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A new dawn - South Korea seeks new talks with Pyongyang 2:54pm BST

Earlier this month South Korea proposed military talks with the North. The formal initiative from Seoul's new government could lead to the first high-level discussions between the rival states since 2015.

THE REUTERS GRAPHIC-A new dawn: South Korea seeks new talks with Pyongyang 2:44pm BST

July 21 Earlier this month South Korea proposed military talks with the North. The formal initiative from Seoul's new government could lead to the first high-level discussions between the rival states since 2015.

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No Korean military talks after North snubs South's call 11:10am BST

SEOUL South Korea's proposed military talks aimed at easing tension between the two Koreas planned for Friday failed to happen after the North snubbed the call, a setback for new President Moon Jae-in's hopes for dialogue. | Video

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North Korea 2016 economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions - South Korea 11:10am BST

SEOUL North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. | Video

UPDATE 1-S.Korea easing rules at oil terminals in effort to become trade hub 9:11am BST

* Trading hub ambitions could eat into Singapore market (Adds in 4th paragraph that new regulation is to take effect from Oct 18)

RPT-S.Korea easing rules at oil terminals in effort to become trade hub 12:00am BST

* Planning to nearly double storage to 60 mln barrels by 2026

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South Korea gives pop idol T.O.P. suspended jail term for smoking weed 20 Jul 2017

SEOUL A South Korean court on Thursday handed K-pop sensation T.O.P. a suspended 10-month jail sentence for drug use, after he pleaded guilty and sought leniency to avoid a prison term. | Video

S.Korea easing rules at oil terminals in effort to become trade hub 20 Jul 2017

* Planning to nearly double storage to 60 mln barrels by 2026

UPDATE 2-POSCO Q2 profit jumps 44 pct from year ago on improved profit margins 20 Jul 2017

* Sees global steel demand to continue to rise (Adds executive comments in paragraph 13, third-quarter outlook)

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Exclusive - Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

MOSCOW The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia's FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show. | Video