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Asia shares jump as Trump agrees to meet North Korea leader

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By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied and the safe-haven yen eased on Friday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered to stop nuclear and missile testing and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to a meeting that could come before May.South Korea's national security adviser made the announcement at the White House, after delivering a letter from Kim. Trump's aides have been wary of North Korea's diplomatic overtures because of its history of reneging on international commitments.The chance of any easing in geopolitical tensions in the region helped Japan's Nikkei climb 2.3 ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 08:39 IST
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