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North Korean-themed restaurant in Seoul removes Kim images

Sep. 16, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — You can sell North Korean food in South Korea. But you're likely to get into trouble if you decorate your restaurant with pictures seen as praising North Korea. Authorities say the owner of a restaurant under construction in Seoul "voluntarily" removed signs with images of North...

Today in History

Aug. 4, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2019. There are 149 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 4, 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed a measure establishing the Department of Energy. On this date: In 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard had its beginnings as President George...

Moscow's Metropol: elegance to revolution and back again

Jul. 23, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed around him, Alexander Mishakov was summoned to a place that was off-limits to most citizens — the Metropol Hotel. Newly graduated from a technical institute, the 24-year-old had scored an interview for a breakfast chef position. Catching the first...