Otto Warmbier

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Parents of Late US Hostage Chasing North Korean Assets

    The parents of a former U.S. hostage who died after being released from North Korea in a coma in 2017 say they are committed to finding and shutting down illicit North Korean business assets around the world in efforts to hold its government accountable for widespread human rights abuses. In a news conference in Seoul on Friday, Fred and Cindy...

  • student Jul 6, 2019

    Seized North Korean Ship Sought for American Student's Death

    The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship, seeking to collect on a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded in the American college student’s death. The Warmbiers filed court papers Wednesday in New York federal court saying they have a right to the assets after North Korea failed to respond to a wrongful death claim...

  • student Jul 7, 2019

    Seized North Korean Ship Sought for American Student's Death

    The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship, seeking to collect on a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded in the American college student’s death. The Warmbiers filed court papers Wednesday in New York federal court saying they have a right to the assets after North Korea failed to respond to a wrongful death claim...

  • Otto Warmbier Jul 6, 2019

    NKorea: Australian Student Was Spying, Spreading Propaganda

    North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who was released by the country after being detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in espionage by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, said the North deported Alek Sigley on Thursday after...

  • Otto Warmbier Jul 6, 2019

    NKorea: Australian Student Was Spying, Spreading Propaganda

    North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who was released by the country after being detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in espionage by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, said the North deported Alek Sigley on Thursday after...

  • Donald Trump Apr 26, 2019

    North Korea Demanded US Pay $2M for Captured Student in Coma

    North Korea insisted the U.S. agree to pay $2 million in medical costs in 2017 before it released detained American college student Otto Warmbier while he was in a coma, a former U.S. official said Thursday. An envoy sent to North Korea to retrieve the 21-year-old student signed an agreement to pay the $2 million on instructions passed down from...

  • Donald Trump Mar 4, 2019

    Adviser Says Trump ‘Gave Nothing Away' in North Korea Talks

    The White House national security adviser on Sunday described President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a success despite the lack of an agreement providing for verifiable dismantling of the North’s nuclear sites. John Bolton, in three television interviews, tried to make the case that Trump advanced America’s national security interests by rejecting a bad...

  • Donald Trump Mar 2, 2019

    Otto Warmbier's Parents Blame Kim for His Death, Contradicting Trump

    The parents of the late Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was held captive in North Korea and eventually sent home in a vegetative state, spoke out Friday, after Trump’s comment this week that he takes Kim Jong Un “at his word” that he was unaware of alleged mistreatment during the young man’s 17 months of captivity. Warmbier died...

  • Cincinnati Dec 21, 2018

    Otto Warmbier Parents Seek Over $1B From North Korea

    A wrongful death lawsuit filed this year by the parents of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier against North Korea is now seeking more than $1 billion from the government the Warmbiers say tortured and killed their son. Fred and Cindy Warmbier, of suburban Cincinnati, sued in April in federal court in Washington. North Korean authorities arrested their son in January...

  • Donald Trump Nov 17, 2018

    North Korea Deports American Even as It Boasts of New Weapon

    North Korea on Friday deported an American citizen it says it detained for illegal entry, a U.S. official said, an apparent concession that came even as the reclusive nation announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified “ultramodern” weapon that will be seen as a pressuring tactic by Washington. The two whiplash announcements, which seemed aimed at both appeasing...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2018

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  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2018

    ‘Otto Did Not Die in Vain': Trump Credits Otto Warmbier for North Korea Summit:

    President Donald Trump said his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday “would not have happened” without Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died last year after being imprisoned in a North Korean prison camp, NBC News reported. Trump’s comment came when he was asked about calling Kim “talented” despite his dismal human rights record....

  • China Mar 19, 2018

    Koreas Try Out Olympic Diplomacy at North Korean Ski Resort

    North Korea’s only luxury ski resort is getting a taste of the Olympic spotlight, though it is a long way from hosting any events. The Masik Pass ski resort has become something of a symbol of a budding detente between the two Koreas after a year of particularly high tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons and long-range missile tests. The...

  • Kim Jong Un Feb 10, 2018

    4 to Watch: Welcome to the Party in Pyeongchang

    The Opening Ceremony celebrates the start of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. Here’s how to watch.

  • Donald Trump Feb 8, 2018

    Pence Pouring Cold Water on Warming Ties Between 2 Koreas

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is pouring cold water on the warming ties between North and South Korea just as the two still-warring countries are joining up to compete together in the Winter Olympics. Making his way to Pyeongchang to lead the U.S. delegation to Friday’s opening ceremonies, Pence has embarked on a set of symbolic visits designed to draw...

  • Donald Trump Jan 31, 2018

    Read the Full Text of President Trump's State of the Union Address

    Read the full text of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, as released by the White House.

  • Donald Trump Jan 31, 2018

    Trump Recognizes North Korean Defector Attending State of the Union

    President Donald Trump says his administration is waging a “maximum pressure” campaign to prevent North Korea’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles” from threatening the U.S. homeland.
    Trump says that threat could be a reality soon. He says past U.S. experience with North Korea shows that “complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation.”

  • South Korea Sep 28, 2017

    Cause of Otto Warmbier's Death After North Korea Detention May Never Be Known

    A coroner said Wednesday her office could not determine what led to the fatal brain damage of a young Ohio man detained in North Korea for more than a year. While the parents of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier and President Donald Trump have accused the North Korean government of torturing him, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said evidence has led to no “scientific...

  • Donald Trump Sep 2, 2017

    US Ban on Travel to North Korea Kicks in, With Few Exceptions

    A U.S. ban on Americans traveling to North Korea took effect Friday amid concerns about the fate of those who have been detained there in the past. The U.S. said its citizens can start applying for exceptions, but few will be granted. The ban, announced by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in July after the death of American student Otto...

  • coma Aug 31, 2017

    Americans Fly Out From North Korea Before US Travel Ban

    A handful of Americans left Pyongyang on Thursday on a flight to Beijing, a day before the start of a U.S. ban on American citizens going to North Korea. Among those on the flight from the North Korean capital were aid workers who hoped to be allowed to return to continue humanitarian work. The Trump administration announced in July that...

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