Barack Obama, North Korea, Big Tech: Your Thursday Briefing

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A South Korean government-appointed panel said that a 2015 deal struck with Japan to resolve a dispute over Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II failed to represent the victims’ demands.

The panel’s findings offer President Moon Jae-in a chance to change or even scrap the deal, which both governments at the time called “final and irreversible.”

Japan’s foreign minister warned that any attempt to revise the agreement would be “unacceptable” and would make the relationship between Japan and South Korea “unmanageable.”

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Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, abandoned a softened approach toward President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, calling Mr. Assad a “terrorist” with no place in that country’s postwar future.

The denunciation appeared to be part of Mr. Erdogan’s effort to gain leverage with Russia, the Syrian government’s most powerful ally.

In a new sign of his confidence, Mr. Assad allowed a modest medical evacuation of civilians from one of the last rebel enclaves in the country.

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Chinese companies are still going global, despite Beijing’s efforts to temper outbound investment.

The latest example: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which bought Volvo cars in 2010, said it would take an 8.2 percent stake in AB Volvo, the Swedish truck maker.

The deal would position Geely as the truck maker’s largest shareholder.

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