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  • Brittany Lincicome surges into LPGA Championship lead

    Brittany Lincicome surges into LPGA Championship lead
    Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour's fourth major championship of the season. The long-hitting Lincicome followed her opening 67 with a 68 to reach nine under par at Monroe Golf Club in...
  • As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine

    As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine
    Two Japanese Cabinet members and a group of lawmakers marked the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II on Friday by visiting a Tokyo shrine that China and South Korea regard as a totem to Japan’s militarist past. But Prime...
  • South Korea second-quarter GDP seen slowing as government works on stimulus

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's economy likely posted its weakest growth in more than a year in the June quarter, with a deadly ferry accident hitting consumption and offsetting a modest recovery in exports. The trade-reliant economy had earlier this...
  • Pope, in improvised remarks, urges Koreans to pray for unity

    SOLMOE South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday urged Koreans to pray and work for the re-unification of their divided peninsula, saying they should aim to reunite as one family "with no victors or vanquished". The pope, in his most specific...
  • North Korea: rocket firing not timed to coincide with papal visit to South

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday its firing of three short-range rockets shortly before Pope Francis arrived in the South Korean capital the previous day had nothing to do with the papal visit. The rockets were fired from multiple launchers...
  • Japan PM sends offering to war dead shrine, angers China and South Korea

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday sent a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine to war dead, triggering angry criticism from China and South Korea despite his decision not to visit the shrine in person as he seeks a Sino-Japanese...
  • South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in the region and public concerns over safety. South Korea...
  • Japan PM sends offering to war dead shrine, cabinet ministers visit

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday sent a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine to war dead but did not join cabinet ministers in a visit, seen as an effort to avoid further inflaming ties with China as he seeks a summit with...
  • Thompson, Lee share LPGA Championship lead

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Updates with quotes Thompson, Lee share LPGA Championship lead American Lexi Thompson shot a 6-under-par 66 on Thursday to grab a share of the lead with South Korea's Meena Lee after the first round of the Wegmans LPGA...
  • Pope Francis travels to South Korea; first papal trip to Asia in 15 years

    Pope Francis travels to South Korea; first papal trip to Asia in 15 years
    Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of good will to China on Thursday before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration....
  • Aged Japan veterans voice concerns about military policy shift

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokuro Inokuma, a former Imperial Japanese Army soldier, got his first taste of the horrors of war in 1945 when he scrambled to gather up the scattered limbs of his fellow servicemen, blown apart by a U.S. air raid in Japan. He was 16....