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Passersby watch a local television broadcast in Seoul showing a report and picture of Kenneth Bae (R), a Korean-American tour operator detained in North Korea. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN)

US Envoy: No Guarantee North Korea Will Free Lynnwood Man

A senior U.S. envoy who will travel to North Korea later this week said Wednesday that he plans to strongly appeal for the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by the authoritarian state but added that Washington has received no guarantees from Pyongyang the ailing man will be freed.

08/28/2013

An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.  (Photo credit - KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Family: US Missionary Detained In North Korea Hospitalized

An American man detained in North Korea for the past nine months has been hospitalized after losing more than 50 pounds, and the need to bring him home is becoming more urgent, his sister said Sunday.

08/11/2013

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