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N. Korea detains American for hostile acts against Pyongyang

All News 16:15 January 22, 2016

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Friday that it has arrested a U.S college student for allegedly conducting hostile acts against the North's regime.

The student is being questioned by North Korean officials after being caught taking part in anti-North Korea activity, the North's official Korean Central News Agency said in a brief dispatch.

The state news agency claimed that the student entered North Korea nominally for tourism, though the real intention was to undermine North Korea's unity under the U.S. government's acquiescence and control.

The one-sentence dispatch did not provide details on how and when the student was arrested.

sooyeon@yna.co.kr
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