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South surveying war-split kin for planned Korean reunions

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea on Monday began surveying South Koreans who would be willing to meet their war-separated relatives in North Korea for temporary reunions planned between the rivals as reconciliatory steps.

Seoul’s Unification Ministry says the surveys conducted through home visits, phone calls and letters will continue through Aug. 10.

Trump says ‘let Russia back in’ as he heads for G-7 summit

LA MALBAIE, Que. — President Donald Trump injected fresh drama into an already tense meeting of the Group of Seven major industrialized nations Friday, calling for Russia, ousted for its the annexation of Crimea, to be reinstated.

Trump made the comment at the White House Friday after hours of further escalating his rhetoric against longtime allies over U.S. trade practices.

Trump, facing pushback, vows US will be stronger on trade

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump faced pushback Monday from Republican lawmakers, an influential GOP group and foreign leaders over his tough negotiations that are hitting China, Canada and Mexico with tariffs amid fears of a trade war.

But the president defended his actions saying the U.S. would soon be in a stronger position with its top trading partners.