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Yonhap News Summary

All News 13:30 September 12, 2016

The following is the first summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Monday.

U.S. delays planned flight of B-1B bomber to S. Korea due to winds

PYEONGTAEK -- The United States has postponed its planned flight of a supersonic bomber to South Korea aimed at showing its defense commitment to its key ally due to unfavorable weather conditions, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Monday.

Two B-1B Lancers were scheduled to fly over the skies of South Korea at around 10:00 a.m. on Monday, flanked by an entourage of one South Korean F-15K and one U.S. F-16 fighter jets, according to the USFK.

(2nd LD) Park to hold meeting with leaders of ruling and opposition parties

SEOUL -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye will hold a meeting with the leaders of the three major parties Monday to call for bipartisan cooperation in handling escalating nuclear threats from North Korea, her office Cheong Wa Dae said.

The meeting at the presidential office will be attended by the leaders of the ruling Saenuri Party, the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea and the People's Party -- Lee Jung-hyun, Choo Mi-ae and Park Jie-won, respectively.

Clinton: China didn't rein in N. Korea to use Pyongyang as 'useful card'

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said China has not reined in North Korea in order to use the provocative regime in Pyongyang as a "useful card" in its dealings with South Korea and Japan.

Clinton made the remark in an interview with CNN broadcast Sunday after North Korea surprised the world with a powerful nuclear test, the country's fifth, just eight months after January's fourth test, in a show of Pyongyang's commitment to become a nuclear power.

U.S. nuclear envoy to visit S. Korea to discuss N.K. issue

SEOUL -- A U.S. nuclear envoy will visit South Korea this week to discuss with its ally North Korea's latest nuke test and possible countermeasures, diplomatic sources said Monday.

Sung Kim, the U.S. special envoy on North Korea's nuclear issue, will arrive on Monday afternoon and is scheduled to hold talks with his South Korean counterpart, Kim Hong-kyun, on Tuesday, according to sources.

Foreign currency deposits grow in August

SEOUL -- Foreign currency deposits held by banks in South Korea rose from a month earlier in August on a sharp rise in U.S. dollar deposits by individual investors and exporters, central bank data showed Monday.

Outstanding foreign currency deposits held by local residents came to US$67.34 billion as of end-August, up $1.11 billion from the previous month, according to the data from the Bank of Korea (BOK).

Water purifiers found to have mechanical defects: gov't

SEJONG -- The South Korean government on Monday said a local company's water purifiers were found to have mechanical defects in cooling components that tainted water with powdered nickel and possibly cause serious health risks to users.

Bits of nickel were discovered in dispensed water in three ice maker/water purifier models manufactured and sold by Coway Co., the country's leading water purifier maker, between April 2014 and December 2015, with the number of users involved estimated at about 87,000.

S. Korea's ICT exports dip at slowest pace in 10 months in August

SEJONG -- South Korea's exports of information and communication technology (ICT) products fell at the slowest pace in 10 months in August on brisk outbound shipments of semiconductors and personal computers, government data showed Monday.

ICT exports reached US$14.13 billion last month, down 2.1 from $14.43 billion a year ago, according to the data compiled by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

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