President Barack Obama is tempering expectations for a thaw in relations between the United States and North Korea, saying the secret talks to free two American prisoners were not the precursor to nuclear negotiations.
Pyong Yong: The family of Kenneth Bae revealed their "unspeakable heartache and anxiety" and begged North Korea on Monday to release him, on the second anniversary of the US citizen`s detention in the reclusive state.
A US missionary imprisoned in North Korea since 2012 has said he feels abandoned by his government and has appealed again for help in securing his release, a pro-North Korea newspaper reported on Thursday.
North Korea has rescinded an invitation for a senior US official to visit Pyongyang to seek the release of imprisoned US missionary Kenneth Bae, a State Department official said on Sunday, adding civil rights activist Jesse Jackson had offered to go to Pyongyang to try to free Bae.
Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman visited a North Korean ski resort on Thursday with dictator Kim Jong Un as a statement was issued on the former player`s behalf apologising for comments he made about an American jailed by Pyongyang.
Dennis Rodman, in a television interview on Tuesday, appeared to blame Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae for his captivity in North Korea, the latest in a series of controversial comments by the former US basketball star.
Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman left North Korea today, professing his affection for autocratic leader Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls to lobby for the release of imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae.