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Global stocks subdued amid Korea jitters, economic reports

Global stock markets were subdued Friday amid renewed jitters over North Korea and conflicting signals from President Donald Trump about U.S. trade policy. In Europe, economic indicators showed a slowdown in Britain but a rise in eurozone inflation to healthier levels.

KEEPING SCORE: London's FTSE 100 index declined 0.4 percent to 7,207 while France's CAC 40 gained 0.2 percent to 5,281 and Germany's DAX was flat at 12,442. On Wall Street, futures for the Dow Jones industrial average were up 0.1 percent and those for the Standard & Poor's 500 were unchanged.

NORTH KOREA: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on the Fox News Channel that China has threatened to impose...