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International relations

Japan, US, South Korea face test on unity over North Korea

Planned inter-Korean talks could drive a wedge in trilateral pressure campaign

From left to right, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump

TOKYO/SEOUL -- As South Korea begins talks with its northern neighbor about taking part in next month's Olympics, a rift is emerging among Tokyo, Washington and Seoul that threatens a carefully built framework designed to pressure Pyongyang into abandoning nuclear weapons.

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