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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

US says Security Council approves new sanctions on NKorea

WASHINGTON/March 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The United States said Friday it has secured the support of the U.N. Security Council for a new package of sanctions designations that target smuggling at sea by North Korea. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the North Korea Sanctions Committee, which comprises all members of the U.N.’s most senior decision-making body, … Continue reading US says Security Council approves new sanctions on NKorea

NBC gets nearly 28M TV viewers for Olympic opening ceremony

NEW YORK/February 11, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: RATINGS: The opening ceremony on Friday night reached 27.8 million viewers on NBC, a number that inched up to 28.3 million when digital viewers are added. While that’s down from the 31.7 million who watched the opening in Sochi four years ago, it … Continue reading NBC gets nearly 28M TV viewers for Olympic opening ceremony