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May 27, 2011

N.Korea says to release US citizen held for 6 months

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. rights envoy Robert King on Friday won the release of an American citizen detained in North Korea on unspecified charges for the past six months, as he wrapped up a visit to the secretive state to assess its pleas for food aid.

The North’s KCNA state news agency said King had expressed regret about the case, and as a result Pyongyang had agreed to release Jun Young Su on “humanitarian grounds”.

May 27, 2011

North Korea says it is to release detained U.S. citizen

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. rights envoy Robert King on Friday won the release of an American citizen detained in North Korea on unspecified charges for the past six months, as he wrapped up a visit to the secretive state to assess its pleas for food aid.

The North’s KCNA state news agency said King had expressed regret about the case, and as a result Pyongyang had agreed to release Jun Young Su on “humanitarian grounds.”

May 27, 2011

North Korea says to release U.S. citizen held for six months

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. rights envoy Robert King on Friday won the release of an American citizen detained in North Korea on unspecified charges for the past six months, as he wrapped up a visit to the secretive state to assess its pleas for food aid.

The North’s KCNA state news agency said King had expressed regret about the case, and as a result Pyongyang had agreed to release Jun Young Su on “humanitarian grounds.”

May 25, 2011

South Korea probes second report of U.S. army chemical dumping

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea opened a second investigation in days into a report that the U.S. military dumped toxic chemicals near the capital decades ago, a Defense Ministry official said on Wednesday, threatening to trigger an anti-American backlash.

Experts have been sent to the former U.S. base in Bucheon, west of Seoul, to check out the claims after South Korean media reported that a U.S. veteran had said “hundreds of gallons” of chemicals were buried there between 1963 and 1964.

May 24, 2011

U.S. rights envoy makes groundbreaking trip to North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – Rights envoy Robert King became the first U.S. official to visit secretive North Korea in 17 months on Tuesday, as Washington considers whether to resume food aid and as momentum builds to resume nuclear disarmament talks.

King is leading a team of five people on the trip to evaluate the destitute North’s pleas for food, which have been questioned by South Korea and some high profile U.S. senators.

May 24, 2011

U.S. envoy makes groundbreaking trip to North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – Rights envoy Robert King headed to destitute North Korea on Tuesday, the first official U.S. visit to Pyongyang in 17 months as Washington considers whether to resume food aid and as momentum builds to resume nuclear disarmament talks.

The envoy will lead a team of five people on the week-long trip to evaluate the isolated North’s pleas for food, which have been questioned by South Korea and some high profile U.S. senators.

May 20, 2011

North Korean leader makes surprise visit to China – media

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s iron ruler Kim Jong-il made a surprise visit to China on Friday, South Korean media reported, amid a series of confusing reports about who was involved and the purpose of the trip.

South Korea’s media quoted South Korean presidential and government sources as saying the 69-year-old leader had entered China, the North’s only major ally, by train on Friday morning.

May 20, 2011

N.Korea’s Kim Jong-un in China to boost economic ties – reports

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – The heir-apparent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il arrived in China on Friday, possibly with his uncle and political minder, South Korean media reported, in his first official trip outside the isolated state.

Kim Jong-un had arrived by train in Tumen, in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin, Yonhap news agency quoted a source in Tumen as saying. It quoted a government official in Seoul as saying he was unlikely to go to Beijing.

May 20, 2011

N.Korea’s heir apparent in China to boost economic ties: reports

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – The heir-apparent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il arrived in China on Friday, possibly with his uncle and political minder, South Korean media reported, in his first official trip outside the isolated state.

Kim Jong-un had arrived by train in Tumen, in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin, Yonhap news agency quoted a source in Tumen as saying. It quoted a government official in Seoul as saying he was unlikely to go to Beijing.

May 20, 2011

N.Korea’s first son makes leap by visiting China

SEOUL (Reuters) – Reclusive North Korea is preparing for a third generation of Kim family rule, with the young and inexperienced Kim Jong-un poised to take over from his father to run the autocratic state born out of the Cold War.

The 27 or 28-year-old Kim is taking the next big step to succeeding leader Kim Jong-il by visiting China, introducing himself to the destitute North’s main benefactor, possibly one of the most crucial diplomatic moves he will ever make, with South Korean media reporting he had crossed the border.