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S.Korean stocks end higher on China-U.S. trade talks; won gains

SEOUL, Aug 17 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index ended higher on Friday after China and the United States agreed to hold their first trade talks since June next week and as extended gains in the Turkish lira ebbed worries about a potential Turkey crisis. The Korean won rose while bond yields dropped.

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Dominant Del Potro into third round at rainy Cincinnati 17 Aug 2018

Juan Martin del Potro quickly dispatched South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-2 6-3 on Thursday in a Cincinnati Open second-round match carried over from the previous day because of inclement weather.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Dominant Del Potro into third round at rainy Cincinnati 17 Aug 2018

Aug 16 Juan Martin del Potro quickly dispatched South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-2 6-3 on Thursday in a Cincinnati Open second-round match carried over from the previous day because of inclement weather.

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Jin Air's licence intact after 'nut rage' sister's scandal; shares soar 17 Aug 2018

SEOUL South Korea's Jin Air escaped the worst of regulatory wrath on Friday when it was allowed to keep its business licence in the wake of public outrage over the behaviour of members of its founding family.

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Jin Air's license intact after 'nut rage' sister's scandal; shares soar 17 Aug 2018

SEOUL South Korea's Jin Air escaped the worst of regulatory wrath on Friday when it was allowed to keep its business license in the wake of public outrage over the behavior of members of its founding family.

UPDATE 2-Jin Air's licence intact after 'nut rage' sister's scandal; shares soar 17 Aug 2018

* Registering of new planes, routes restricted for period of time

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Former Portugal boss Bento named new Korea coach 17 Aug 2018

SEOUL South Korea named former Portugal boss Paulo Bento as the new coach of the national soccer team on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Former Portugal boss Bento named new Korea coach 17 Aug 2018

SEOUL, Aug 17 South Korea named former Portugal boss Paulo Bento as the new coach of the national soccer team on Friday.

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South Korea set to name former Portugal boss Bento as coach - report 16 Aug 2018

Former Portugal manager Paulo Bento is set to be appointed as the new head coach of the South Korean men's national team, according to a local media report.

Soccer-South Korea set to name former Portugal boss Bento as coach - report 16 Aug 2018

Aug 16 Former Portugal manager Paulo Bento is set to be appointed as the new head coach of the South Korean men's national team, according to a local media report.

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Empty hotels, idle boats - What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.