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North Korea returns US war remains

North Korea has returned remains believed to be of US troops killed during the Korean War, the latest move in the cautious diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang.

The White House said the remains were en route to a US base in South Korea.

It will be welcomed by relatives who have waited years to be reunited with the remains of their loved ones.

The repatriation was agreed at the June summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.

It comes on the 65th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War.

The White House statement said the US government was “encouraged by North Korea’s actions and the momentum for positive change”.

The US military aircraft is taking the remains to the Osan base where a repatriation ceremony will be held on 1 August.

BBC

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