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U.S. State Department Doesn't Approve of Google Executive Chairman's Visit to North Korea

Says the timing is not helpful

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The U.S. State Department has criticized plans for a visit to North Korea by Google's executive chairman. 

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the timing of the planned visit to Pyongyang by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was "not particularly helpful."

She said the Internet giant was aware of the U.S. government's opposition to the trip.