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Archive for June 8, 2018

Newsline: Two South Korean media staff arrested at North Korean ambassador’s home in Singapore

Two South Korean media staff have been arrested for trespassing at the home of the North Korean ambassador to Singapore, police said on Friday, just days before a high-stakes summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders in the city-state. Police said the men arrested were from the Korean Broadcasting System News (KBS News), while a third man from the broadcaster and a fourth who was acting as a guide and interpreter were also under investigation. “Two South Korean men, aged 42 and 45, who were representing the Korean Broadcasting System News (KBS), were arrested,” police said in a Facebook post. KBS said in an emailed statement it was ready to take any action Singapore authorities deemed necessary.



Newsline: Car crashes into US Embassy gates in South Korea’s capital

A car crashed into the gate of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean police told ABC News the driver was not drunk but declined to share further details about the incident. The investigation is ongoing. South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that the driver is a 48-year-old man who allegedly told police he drove into the U.S. Embassy gate because he has “stories related to North Korea” and wants to “seek asylum in the United States.”