In an encouraging sign for relations between the two countries, North Korea has handed over the remains of six U.S. servicemen killed in the 1950–53 Korean War to a U.S. delegation led by Democratic presidential candidate and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who left the North on Wednesday after visiting the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas. North Korea had suspended excavation of the soldiers’ remains in 2005 after relations with the U.S. soured. (Yonhap News)

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