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US moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains

Jun. 23, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. U.S. Forces Korea spokesman Col. Chad Carroll also said Saturday that 158...

Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise

Jun. 23, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation and coercion" in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing's expanding military presence overseas. Mattis will be the first defense...

Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with LA Kings

Jun. 23, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

After five years back home in Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to resume his Stanley Cup chase with the Los Angeles Kings. The high-scoring forward agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings on Saturday, choosing Los Angeles over several interested teams for his return to the NHL. The 35-year-old...

The Latest: England-Panama game could decide World Cup group

Jun. 23, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:11 a.m. If more stoppage-time drama is too much to ask of this suddenly stunner-filled World Cup, at least Sunday could bring more clarity about which teams will make it out of their groups. England starts the day with a question...

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

Jun. 23, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup after a second straight day that ended with a comeback win in stoppage time: GROUP A Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16, and play each other Monday to determine who wins the group. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have...

Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

Jun. 23, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — The criticism of Mexico's national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic. The Mexicans won their second straight match at the tournament, beating South Korea 2-1 Saturday to move ever closer to a spot in the round of 16. "We didn't...

Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6 billion in Hong Kong IPO

Jun. 23, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. plans to raise up to $6 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide hardware-and-services brand alongside Apple, Google and Amazon. The initial public offering in Hong Kong would...

The Latest: US prepares coffins for Korean War remains

Jun. 23, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on preparations for the return of the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing since the Korean War (all times local): 10:05 p.m. The U.S. military says it has moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the...

Germany on the ropes as it faces Sweden in World Cup

Jun. 23, 2018 7:09 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The unpredictable World Cup could take yet another twist when Germany faces Sweden and attempts to avoid an embarrassing outcome that could prematurely end its title defense. Mexico plays South Korea in Saturday's middle game, and if Mexico earns at least one point and Germany loses to Sweden...

Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

Jun. 23, 2018 6:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea's spy agency whose political skills helped him also serve twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92. Kim was declared dead on arrival at Seoul's Soonchunhyang...