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North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle

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WASHINGTON - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, Washington said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record.

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Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of American 4:58pm BST

BERLIN/SEOUL - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday there had been no deal with North Korea in the release of one of three detained Americans but that Washington was willing to resume talks if the reclusive country took steps towards denuclearization.

Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of American 4:50pm BST

BERLIN/SEOUL - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday there had been no deal with North Korea in the release of one of three detained Americans but that Washington was willing to resume talks if the reclusive country took steps towards denuclearisation.

Japan team heading to North Korea to pressure it on abductees, PM says 9:21am BST

TOKYO - Japan is sending officials to reclusive North Korea to keep up pressure for an investigation into the fate of its citizens kidnapped decades ago to train spies, the prime minister said on Wednesday.

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North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle 21 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White house said on Tuesday.

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North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle 21 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White house said on Tuesday.

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Japan to send team to North Korea for update on abductions 20 Oct 2014

TOKYO - Japan will send officials to North Korea for an update on the reclusive country's investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago to train spies, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Monday.

Airborne leaflets torment North Korea; jeopardise talks with South 15 Oct 2014

POCHEON South Korea - Lee Min-bok stuffs plastic satchels with thousands of vinyl flyers criticising North Korea, instant noodle packs, and sometimes $1 (0.6282 pound) notes and USB sticks with South Korean soap operas.

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Airborne leaflets torment North Korea; jeopardize talks with South 15 Oct 2014

POCHEON South Korea - Lee Min-bok stuffs plastic satchels with thousands of vinyl flyers criticizing North Korea, instant noodle packs, and sometimes $1 notes and USB sticks with South Korean soap operas.

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North Korea leader Kim re-appears, with walking stick: state media 14 Oct 2014

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown using a cane for support, re-appeared in state media on Tuesday after a lengthy public absence that had fueled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive, nuclear-capable country. | Video