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Google Chairman to Visit North Korea

Could be part of humanitarian mission lead by former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson

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The chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, is planning a visit to North Korea, South Korean officials say.

The reason for the trip has not yet been revealed, but news agencies say it is part of a humanitarian mission led by US politician Bill Richardson.

The former New Mexico governor has been involved in ad-hoc negotiations with the North Koreans in the last 20 years.