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Japan-South Korea rift

Japan and South Korea still far apart after Pompeo-led meeting

US Secretary of State fails in push for diplomatic cease-fire between allies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono and South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha, pose after a trilateral meeting in Bangkok on Friday.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo failed to break up a diplomatic brawl between Japan and South Korea at a three-way meeting Friday on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Bangkok.

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