Xi Calls off June Visit to Seoul
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called off plans to visit Korea in June as a trade war with the U.S. intensifies. The government here had hoped that Xi would visit either before or after the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28-29. A diplomatic source in Seoul said Friday, "China feels there is very little to gain from a visit to Seoul for the time being."
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Korea Joins New U.S.-Led Naval Drill in Pacific
Korea is taking part in a new U.S.-led naval drill in the Pacific at Washington's request. The five-day Pacific Vanguard exercise kicked off on Thursday, with the Korean Navy taking part alongside Japan and Australia, a military spokesman here said Thursday.
NORTH KOREA
Kim Jong-un Goes to Ground After Missile Launches
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has gone to ground for more than two weeks after overseeing a couple of missile tests. North Korean leaders often disappear from view at times when the paranoid regime senses a threat of outside attacks.
BUSINESS
Best Buy Cancels Pre-Orders for Samsung's Galaxy Fold
The U.S.' largest electronics retailer Best Buy has canceled pre-orders for Samsung's foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold a month after Samsung postponed the launch over screen glitches.