SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea has canceled for a second time its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American’s possible release, the State Department said Feb. 10.
By the Bae family Our family was delighted to hear President Obama advocate for the release of Kenneth Bae during his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning [Feb. 6]: “And finally, as we build the future we seek, let us never forget those who are persecuted today, among them Americans of faith. We […]
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – 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.
By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle-area family of an American citizen detained in North Korea for more than a year is cheering Pyongyang’s decision to release 85-year-old tourist Merrill Newman and wondering when their loved one will come home.
By Gene Johnson The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — An ailing American who has been detained in North Korea for 11 months had an emotional reunion with his mother for the first time since he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, the family said Friday.
By Aritz Parra The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman left North Korea Sept. 7, professing his affection for autocratic leader Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls to lobby for the release of imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae.
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has withdrawn its invitation to a U.S. envoy to visit the country over a detained American because Washington perpetrated a “grave provocation” by allegedly mobilizing nuclear-capable bombers during recent military drills with Seoul.
By Gene Johnson The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — 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 Aug. 11.
As Seattle wishes for the safe return of Kenneth Bae from the North Korean labor camp in which he is currently held, it’s important to take a look at the current reality of working in North Korea and how it is increasingly becoming a nightmare.
By Staff The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced April 27 that an American detained for nearly six months is being tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.