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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 January 21, 2017

Jan. 22

1992 -- Kim Yong-sun, a close confidant of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il who handled international affairs at the ruling Workers' Party, meets Arnold Kanter, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, in New York to discuss the communist country's nuclear program. It was the first high-level meeting on the subject between the two countries.

2011 -- Park Wan-sue, a well-known South Korean novelist and essayist who delved into post-Korean War realities of everyday people, dies of gallbladder cancer. She was 80.

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