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Victoria Kim

Victoria Kim reports from Seoul, South Korea, for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the paper in 2007, she has covered the state and federal courts and the Korean community in Los Angeles. Her work has included investigations on the cover-up of the sex abuse scandal in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, killing of unarmed suspects by the Inglewood police, underpaid workers in the garment district and unaccredited law schools in California. She has previously written for the Associated Press in South Korea and West Africa, as well as the Financial Times in New York. Victoria was raised in Seoul and graduated from Harvard University.
Investing in resource-rich North Korea seems like a good idea — but businesses find there’s a catch

A joint venture between the Koreas started in 2002, Kaesong was supposed to be a model showcasing North Korea’s economic potential. but since it was shuttered three years ago, it has served as a cautionary tale about the perils of investing in North Korea.

Pompeo dismisses North Korean threat to end nuclear talks

A senior official suggested Kim Jong Un might end nuclear talks and resume missile tests, but Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo waved off the threat.

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