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Japan, South Korea pull out of news conference after talks with U.S.

American official, alone on stage, cites 'bilateral differences'

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman speaks on the situation in Afghanistan at the State Department in Washington, on Aug. 18.   © Pool photo/Reuters

WASHINGTON -- Japanese and South Korean diplomats declined to share a stage at a joint news conference here Wednesday after trilateral talks with the U.S. due to "bilateral differences," leaving a lone American representative to field questions.

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