Americans Held in N. Korea Have Been Moved

For years South Korea has been using sound equipment to broadcast anti Pyongyang messages. Net

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Chung Eui-yong, chief of the presidential National Security Office, headed to Washington on Thursday at the request of the White House National Security Council, an official of South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae told reporters, while speaking on condition of anonymity.

In preparing for the summit with Kim, Trump's administration has said it wants North Korea's "complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization" but has offered few details of the strategy it will employ at the talks. "North Korea summit, or he can send an envoy to take them back to the US before the summit". "Stay tuned!" he tweeted.

Kim Dong-chul, a South Korea-born American pastor, has been detained in the North since 2015 when he was arrested for spying.

The White House can't confirm the validity of reports about the release of three Americans detained in North Korea, Sanders said.

President Trump's administration said that three USA prisoners held by North Korea may soon be released and that his policies have succeeded where previous administrations failed.

Basque separatists ETA announce full dissolution of group
Created in 1959 at the height of Francisco Franco's dictatorship, it is blamed for the deaths of at least 829 people. The disbanding arrived as bittersweet news for Inaki Garcia, whose father died at ETA's hands 38 years ago.

The Washington Post reported Mueller's team raised the possibility of issuing a subpoena to Trump to appear before a grand jury, leading to a rebuke from the president's legal team. But they acknowledged that a peace treaty between the two Koreas could diminish the need for the 23,500 USA soldiers stationed on the peninsula.

Tony Kim was detained at Pyongyang's airport in April 2017 and accused of unspecified "hostile acts" against the North Korean state. Both worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) which bills itself as the only privately run university in the North Korean capital. He was flown back to the United States last June in a vegetative state and died at a hospital in OH shortly after. He died soon after his return to the United States.

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, called on chamber leaders this week to ensure the Trump administration keeps Congress informed of its negotiations with North Korea ahead of an expected summit between the country's two leaders.

Kim may have decided that it was worth preserving what he had rather than risk a pre-emptive US strike. And last week, he met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Panmunjom.

China holds substantial economic leverage, but in the heightened strategic competition between it and the United States, it worries that Kim is using that rivalry to reduce dependence on China, his country's longtime benefactor.

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