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SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven’t received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday the ban taking effect Wednesday affects about 20,000 vehicles. Drivers cannot use the cars … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea | Presumed American remains from Korea War head home

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea— Decades after the end of the Korean War in 1953, the remains of dozens of presumed U.S. war dead were on their way Wednesday to Hawaii for analysis and identification. The U.S. military believes the bones are those of U.S. servicemen and potentially servicemen from other United Nations member countries who fought … Continue reading PYEONGTAEK, South Korea | Presumed American remains from Korea War head home

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