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Sep 3, 2014
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Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. media that were set up by the North Korean government and may signal an attempt by Pyongyang to reopen a long-stalled dialogue.

The three men, one serving a 15-year sentence and two awaiting trial in the isolated country, spoke to CNN and the Associated Press in tightly controlled circumstances. One of them said his health was failing and another described his situation as “urgent.”

Sep 1, 2014

Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help, in interviews with CNN

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Three American citizens
detained in North Korea appealed on Monday to the U.S government
for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews set up by
the North Korean government.

The three men, one serving a 15-year sentence and two
awaiting trial in the isolated country, spoke to a visiting CNN
reporting crew in tightly controlled circumstances. One of them
said his health was failing and another described his situation
as “urgent.”

Sep 1, 2014
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North Korea tightens grip on phone SIM cards used by tourists

SEOUL (Reuters) – In a move that makes it harder for North Koreans to gain illicit access to the global Internet, North Korea now only allows mobile phone SIM cards used by tourists to be active for the duration of their visit, tourism sources told Reuters.

Unlike North Koreans, foreigners visiting the isolated country can freely browse social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter using the Koryolink domestic network.