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US journalists released by DPRK

US journalists 'home and free' after NKorea pardon

Two American journalists held captive in North Korea since March endured meals of rice with rocks, more than four months of isolation and the constant fear they would be sent to a gulag. Full story

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Career after 2001

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton comments on contemporary politics in speaking engagements around the world. One notable theme is his advocacy of multilateral solutions to world problems.

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US journalists 'home and free' after NKorea pardon

2009-08-05 23:50:10 GMT SINA.com Two American journalists held captive in North Korea since March endured meals of rice with rocks, more than four months of isolation and the constant fear they would be sent to a gulag.

Obama hails journalists' release from DPRK

2009-08-05 14:36:03 GMT SINA.com President Barack Obama proclaimed the U.S. government "extraordinarily relieved" Wednesday over the release of two American journalists from North Korea and praised former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore for their roles.

Clinton concludes 20-hour visit to DPRK after obtaining release of two journalists

2009-08-05 06:29:11 GMT Xinhua English PYONGYANG, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton left Pyongyang Wednesday morning aboard a chartered plane along with two American journalists released by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), after a 20-hour visit there largely aimed at bringing the two home.

Official: Clinton's DPRK trip requested by journalists' families

2009-08-05 05:46:24 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The families of two American journalists detained in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had asked former President Bill Clinton to travel to Pyongyang to seek their release, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

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U.S. hopes Clinton's DPRK visit to lead to "good things"

2009-08-07 05:39:53 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser James Jones said Thursday that he hoped former president Bill Clinton's visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) could "lead to good things."

Could release of journalists thaw DPRK-U.S. ties?

2009-08-05 15:19:17 GMT Xinhua English PYONGYANG, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Will the testy relationship between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) thaw a bit now that former U.S. President Bill Clinton is back home with two American journalists who had been detained for four months in the DPRK?

Obama pleased by two journalists' return

2009-08-05 13:42:17 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is very pleased about the safe return of two American journalists freed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Japan welcomes release of U.S. journalists: spokesman

2009-08-05 06:51:19 GMT SINA.com TOKYO, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Japan welcomes the release of two U.S. journalists from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) following a visit to Pyongyang by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the top government spokesman said Wednesday.

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Backgrounder: Detention, trial of two U.S. journalists by DPRK

2009-08-04 05:42:43 GMT Xinhua English PYONGYANG, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrived in Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Tuesday.

U.S. calls for amnesty for American journalists jailed in DPRK

2009-07-10 21:29:53 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The Obama administration on Friday called on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to grant amnesty to two female American journalists who were sentenced to 12 years in prison for "hostile actions" against the country.

Journalists held in DPRK ask for pardon

2009-07-10 10:38:06 GMT SINA.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The sister of an American journalist sentenced with a co-worker to 12 years in a North Korean labor camp said that they're seeking a pardon as their only hope for freedom.

KCNA releases details of American journalists' case

2009-06-16 13:03:01 GMT Xinhua English PYONGYANG, June 16 (Xinhua) -- The official KCNA news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) released a dispatch on Tuesday on the case of two female American journalists who were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor by the supreme court early this month.