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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.
Trump’s demand that South Korea pay more for U.S. troops leads to impasse

South Korea is balking at a Trump administration demand for sharply higher payments to defray the cost of basing U.S. forces in its territory, raising fears in Seoul and Washington that President Trump might threaten an abrupt troop drawdown at a time of sensitive diplomacy on the Korean peninsula.

North and South Korea break ground on linked railway despite sanctions

A nine-car train from South Korea traveled north into North Korea on Wednesday, a largely ceremonious ground-breaking on a railway that officials said they hoped would one day ferry people and goods by land from South Korea all the way to Western Europe.

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