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This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C, front) inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Detained Americans In North Korea Call For US To Send High-Ranking Rep To Free Them

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

09/01/2014

Passersby watch a local television broadcast in Seoul on May 2, 2013 showing a report and picture of Kenneth Bae (R), a Korean-American tour operator detained in North Korea, against the background of a North Korean flag painted on the wall of a building in Pyongyang. North Korea said on May 2 it had sentenced a Korean-American tour operator to 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts', stoking tensions with the United States, which had pleaded for his release. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Jailed American Appears Before Reporters In North Korea

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.

01/20/2014

Rodman arrived in Pyongyang with a group of ex-basketball players. (Getty Images)

Dennis Rodman Apologizes For Bae Comments

Rodman says he had been drinking before his controversial interview with CNN.

01/09/2014

The White House says it would not have approved former NBA player Dennis Rodman's latest trip to North Korea if it had any say in the matter.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

White House: Government Has No Say In Approving Rodman North Korea Trips

The White House says it would not have approved former NBA player Dennis Rodman’s latest trip to North Korea if it had any say in the matter.

01/07/2014

A passerby watches a local television broadcast in Seoul on May 2, 2013 showing a report and picture of Kenneth Bae (L), a Korean-American tour operator detained in North Korea. North Korea said on May 2 it had sentenced a Korean-American tour operator to 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts', stoking tensions with the United States, which had pleaded for his release. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NKorea Withdraws Invite For US Envoy

North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American, the State Department said Friday, abruptly dimming hopes for improved relations already strained by the North’s nuclear program.

08/30/2013

Passersby watch a local television broadcast in Seoul on May 2, 2013 showing a report and picture of Kenneth Bae (R), a Korean-American tour operator detained in North Korea, against the background of a North Korean flag painted on the wall of a building in Pyongyang. North Korea said on May 2 it had sentenced a Korean-American tour operator to 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts', stoking tensions with the United States, which had pleaded for his release. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Envoy To Seek Release Of American Held In NKorea

A senior U.S. envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the authoritarian country, the State Department said Tuesday.

08/27/2013

Dennis Rodman arrives to the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on Aug. 12, 2011 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rodman: ‘Obama Can’t Do S***’ To Get American Released From North Korea

NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman has tough words directed toward President Barack Obama over the American prisoner in North Korea.

05/10/2013

(Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

North Korea Sentences American To 15 Years Of Labor

An American detained for nearly six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of labor for crimes against the state, the North’s state media said Thursday, a development that further complicates already strained ties between Pyongyang and Washington.

05/02/2013

Bill Richardson speaks during the Refugees International's 32nd Anniversary Dinner at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on May 5, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Richardson: State Department Should Not Be Nervous About North Korea Visit

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says the State Department should not be nervous about a visit he’s making to North Korea with Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt.

01/04/2013

This picture taken on Dec. 15, 2012 shows a group of Chinese visitors at a statue of former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung in the North Korean border town of Siniuju, across from China's northeastern city of Dandong. (credit: WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea: We Have Detained American For ‘Crime Against The DPRK’

North Korean officials say they have detained an American after he allegedly confessed to unspecified crimes.

12/21/2012

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