US War Vet Detained in North Korea

The family of an 85-year-old Korean War veteran detained for more than a month by North Korea has hung yellow ribbons as they hope for his safe return. In a statement released over the weekend, the family of Merrill Newman said the State Department had informed them that the Swedish ambassador to North Korea visited Newman at a Pyongyang hotel Saturday and reported he’s in good health. Sweden handles consular issues for Americans in North Korea as the U.S. and North Korea have no diplomatic relations. Read more at


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