North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American, the State Department said Friday, abruptly dimming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.
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.
NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman has tough words directed toward President Barack Obama over the American prisoner in North Korea.
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.
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.
North Korean officials say they have detained an American after he allegedly confessed to unspecified crimes.