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SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set

SEOUL, South Korea — The Latest on talks between officials from North and South Korea (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September. The agreement comes amid an ongoing nuclear standoff between Washington and Pyongyang. The two … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set

SANAMXAY, Laos  | Questions raised as villages dig out from Laos dam collapse

SANAMXAY, Laos  — Authorities are investigating the collapse of a dam in southeastern Laos that has killed at least 24 people and left 131 missing. Floodwaters that had hit rooftops are receding Thursday as villages begin digging out from the deluge of mud from the dam’s failure late Monday. The state-run Vientiane Times says the … Continue reading SANAMXAY, Laos  | Questions raised as villages dig out from Laos dam collapse

PYONGYANG, North Korea  | South Korean basketball players arrive for games in North

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Dozens of South Korean basketball players arrived in North Korea’s capital on Tuesday for a series of games the two Koreas hope will foster a spirit of detente generated by the recent North-South summit meetings. The 50 players arrived in Pyongyang on two military aircraft. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon … Continue reading PYONGYANG, North Korea  | South Korean basketball players arrive for games in North

KILDEER, Ill. | Park beats Ryu, Hataoko in playoff to win KPMG Women’s PGA

KILDEER, Ill. — Sung Hyun Park beat So Yeon Ryu on the second hole of a playoff Sunday in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for her second major championship. After a brief rain delay on the par-4 16th hole at Kemper Lakes, Ryu’s birdie try rolled past, and Park finished off her South Korean compatriot … Continue reading KILDEER, Ill. | Park beats Ryu, Hataoko in playoff to win KPMG Women’s PGA

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

SEOUL, South Korea — A leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said Wednesday that $31 million worth of virtual currencies have been stolen by hackers, a latest in the series of recent hacks that raised security concerns. Bithumb, South Korea’s second-largest exchange, said cyberattacks from late Tuesday night to Wednesday morning led to the loss of … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

NEW YORK| BTS first K-pop band to top Billboard album charts

NEW YORK (AP) — K-pop has finally hit the top. The South Korean boy band BTS is now the first K-pop group to reach No. 1 on the Billboard top 200. “Love Yourself: Tear” sold 135,000 units for the week ending May 24, as tallied by Nielsen Music. According to Billboard, “Love Yourself: Tear” is … Continue reading NEW YORK| BTS first K-pop band to top Billboard album charts

SEOUL, South Korea  | The Latest: North and South Korean leaders meet again

SEOUL, South Korea  — The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local): 8:15 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim’s potential meeting with President Donald … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | The Latest: North and South Korean leaders meet again

MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France | Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites

MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and searched houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security services. The exceptional evacuation of one of France’s most-visited tourist sites came after a string of sporadic attacks around … Continue reading MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France | Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites