Ahead of the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks during a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Londonderry, New Hampshire on Oct. 25. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, right, delivers remarks at an event in Cincinnati, Ohio, last month. [AFP/YONHAP] Korea has its eyes set on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, which falls on Tuesday, as it will determine the direction of critical peninsula issues and the Seoul-Washington alliance in the years to come. On the eve of the election, Republican candidate U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden are in a final campaign sprint in key battleground states. As of Sunday, over 92 million U.S. citizens have already cast their ballots early. This record early-voting turnout is equal to 67 percent of the 136.5 million ballots cast in 2016. The results of the high-stakes election could have a direct bearing on several key issues, including the stalled North Korean denuclearization talks, the renewal of the defense cost-sharing negotiations with Washington and the general tone of the bilateral alliance amid intensified Sino-U.S. rivalry. A Biden presidency is expected to steer U.S. foreign policy away from the "America First" approach… Read full this story
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