North Korea ‘in talks to free US detainees’ as diplomacy escalates


North Korea is in talks with the US and Sweden to release three Americans held in the North, reports said, as diplomatic activities gathered pace ahead of Pyongyang’s planned summits with Washington and Seoul. The release of the three Korean-Americans — all held in the North after being separately charged with unspecified “hostile acts” against the regime — is under discussion through multiple channels almost two weeks after President Donald Trump agreed to meet the North’s Kim Jong Un, reports said. While Pyongyang has yet to confirm it even made the summit offer — relayed by Seoul envoys


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