North Korea

Eric Schmidt, Bill Richardson Fail to Secure US Prisoner's Release in North Korea

Opened dialogue though, they said

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American detainee Kenneth Bae remained in North Korea Thursday after a controversial visit by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson failed to secure his release.

The pair told reporters at a media briefing at Beijing's airport that they had not been able to meet Korean-American Bae, who is charged with unspecified crimes against the secretive state.