Fred Warmbier

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Otto Warmbier on his way to North Korea’s top court in Pyongyang. Photograph: Kyodo/via Reuters

The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died after being detained in North Korea, have said that Kim Jong-un’s regime was responsible f(...)

US president Donald Trump walks with former detainees Tony Kim, Kim Hak-song and Kim Dong-chul upon their return after they were released by North Korea, at Joint Base Andrews  in Maryland on Thursday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The final obstacle to a long-awaited summit between North Korea and the United States was lifted on Thursday as three American hostages landed safely (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un followed by president of the presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly Kim Yong-nam after a military parade in Pyongyang in May 2016. Kim Yong-nam will represent the North at the Winter Olympics. Photograph:  Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea will send its ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, to the Winter Olympics at the head of its delegation, and South Korea’s president Mo(...)

 Otto Frederick Warmbier (C), a University of Virginia student  is taken to North Korea’s top court in Pyongyang in March, 2016. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

North Korea said on Thursday that American student Otto Warmbier had suffered no torture during his 17-month detention, a day after an Ohio coroner sa(...)

Otto Frederick Warmbier has died after his return to the US, following his detention in North Korea. Photograph: Reuters/Kyodo

Otto Warmbier, the American student who was released from North Korea last week, has died, his parents have announced. In a statement released on Mo(...)

American student Otto Warmbier being escorted at the supreme court in Pyongyang, North Korea, in March 2016. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing a propaganda poster. Photograph: Reuters/Kyodo

For more than a year, while their son Otto was a prisoner in North Korea, Fred and Cindy Warmbier knew nothing about his fate. Then, over the last wee(...)