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SEOUL, South Korea | Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold ‘productive’ talks on war remains

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. and North Korean officials held “productive” talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. service members’ remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Pompeo, who was not part of the talks, said in a statement that working level meetings between U.S. and North Korean … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold ‘productive’ talks on war remains

South Korea News: Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s former prime minister and founder of the country’s spy agency Kim Jong-pil has died.  He was 92. An official from Seoul’s Soonchunhyang University Hospital said Saturday that Kim died of age-related complications. Kim was a key member of a 1961 coup that put army Maj. Gen. Park Chung-hee in … Continue reading South Korea News: Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

Crane collapse at Samsung shipyard kills 6 workers

SEOUL, South Korea/May 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A crane collapsed Monday at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea, killing six workers and injuring 22. Rescuers were searching for people trapped under debris after the 32-ton crane fell on a ship Monday afternoon at its shipyard on Geoje island. The company said the crane … Continue reading Crane collapse at Samsung shipyard kills 6 workers