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North Korea Detains Third U.S. Tourist

Seoul (AFP) – North Korea said Friday it had detained a U.S. tourist for “hostile activities” after he reportedly left a bible at a hotel, bringing to three the number of Americans held by the reclusive regime including missionary Kenneth Bae. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a brief report that Jeffrey […]

June 6, 2014

North Korea Scraps U.S. Envoy’s Invite As Tensions Mount

Washington (AFP) – Tensions tightened on the Korean peninsula Monday, as North Korea cancelled a U.S. envoy’s visit over a jailed Korean American, and Seoul and Washington set dates for military drills denounced by Pyongyang. Frictions with the North will dominate the agenda when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes a brief visit to […]

February 10, 2014

U.S. Ready To Send Envoy To North Korea To Free Citizen

Washington (AFP) – The United States said Monday it was ready to send an envoy to North Korea to bring back a jailed American after he appeared before reporters in Pyongyang pleading for his release. Kenneth Bae, a missionary arrested in November 2012 and jailed for 15 years, admitted to wrongdoing and called on the […]

January 21, 2014

Rodman ‘Sorry’ After Controversial North Korea Trip

Beijing (AFP) – An emotional Dennis Rodman appeared to break down Monday as he apologized on his return from a controversial trip to North Korea, where he sang “Happy Birthday” to regime leader Kim Jong-Un. The former NBA star was widely criticized for refusing to bring up human rights abuses or the plight of a […]

January 13, 2014