US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

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North Korea releases US student held for 17 months

Despite the increasingly hostile US-North Korean relationship, the Warmbiers said they were encouraged by US President Donald Trump's willingness to improve relations with North Korea . Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in 2016 after attempting to steal a propaganda poster. Tensions have escalated on the Korean peninsula over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests and its vow to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland, presenting US ...

US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

It said he had been in that condition for a year. "At the moment, we're just treating this like he's been in an accident . We get to see our son Otto tonight", he told the newspaper. The news of Warmbier's release comes the same day as basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in Pyongyang for an expected four-night visit. Ultimately, North Korea allowed only one visit, with a different prisoner.

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U.S. student released by North Korea is in coma, family say

U.S. student released by North Korea is in coma, family say

Warmbier , 22, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea's Supreme Court. It's not clear if he was forced to speak by the North Koreans. The U.S., which has no trade with the North, can only apply economic pressure on the regime through secondary sanctions that prevent target entities from accessing the lucrative U.S.