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2017/11/07 18:20

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The following is the second summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday.


Moon, Trump agree to build up deterrence, urge N. Korea to give up nukes

SEOUL -- The presidents of South Korea and the United States agreed Tuesday to completely remove the limit on the payload of South Korean ballistic missiles, a move aimed at building up their joint deterrence against provocative North Korea.

The agreement came at a bilateral summit between President Moon Jae-in and President Donald Trump at the South Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.


(LEAD) Trump visits new home to U.S. Eighth Army

SEOUL -- U.S. President Donald Trump visited a major American military base in South Korea on Tuesday, the first official activity of his two-day state visit here.

Shortly after flying into the country from Japan on Air Force One, Trump moved to Camp Humphreys, the new home of the U.S. Eighth Army, in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, on the Marine One chopper.


(LEAD) Trump says Seoul's purchase of U.S. military equipment will help reduce trade deficit

SEOUL -- U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Seoul's planned purchase of U.S. military equipment Tuesday, saying it will help narrow his country's trade deficit with South Korea.

The remarks came at the start of an expanded summit with President Moon Jae-in, following their one-to-one talks.


Netmarble's 2017 sales forecast to surpass 2 trl won

SEOUL -- Netmarble Games, South Korea's No. 1 mobile game developer and publisher, said Tuesday its accumulated sales for this year neared 2 trillion won thanks to the global popularity of its latest game "Lineage 2 Revolution."

   Sales for the January-September period came to 1.8 trillion won (US$1.61 billion), the company said in a regulatory filing, adding that annual sales are forecast to surpass 2 trillion won for this year


Ex-Seoul police chief to stand trial for bribery

SEOUL -- A former chief of the Seoul police agency will stand trial for taking bribes from a local company in return for favors, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Goo Eun-soo, ex-commissioner of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of power and obstruction of exercising rights, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said.


PyeongChang Winter Olympics chance to bring world together: Melania Trump

SEOUL -- U.S. First Lady Melania Trump spent time with Korean students on Tuesday at a sports event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Korea to promote physical activity among young girls.

She arrived in Korea earlier in the day with her husband President Donald Trump for a two-day state visit after spending three days in Japan.