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US, China soften tone, say to work together on North Korea

BEIJING:┬áThe United States and China will work together to get nuclear-armed North Korea take "a different course", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday, softening previous criticism of Beijing after talks with his Chinese counterpart. China has been irritated at being repeatedly told by Washington to rein in North Korea's surging nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, one of a series of hurdles in ties between the world's two largest economies. But Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the talks…