Kim Dong-chul, center, a US citizen detained in North Korea, is escorted to his trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, in April 2016. Photo: AP 
Kim Dong-chul, center, a US citizen detained in North Korea, is escorted to his trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, in April 2016. Photo: AP 
North Korea

The release of three Americans in North Korea appears imminent

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said she could not confirm details, but said Washington was ‘cautiously optimistic’ about talks with Pyongyang

Topic |   North Korea
Kim Dong-chul, center, a US citizen detained in North Korea, is escorted to his trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, in April 2016. Photo: AP 
Kim Dong-chul, center, a US citizen detained in North Korea, is escorted to his trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, in April 2016. Photo: AP 
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