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2006-05-03 08:41:32

SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of 10 North Koreans in Southeast Asian countries are staying at U.S. embassies and want to make a rare defection to the United States, South Korea's public broadcaster reported on Wednesday. North Koreans defectors typically head to South Korea, where they are granted automatic citizenship and given assistance to help them settle in the country. Broadcaster KBS said the North Koreans are seeking to leave for the United States as early as this week, citing...

2006-03-30 18:28:49

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - The White House expressed grave concern on Thursday at China's deportation of a North Korean woman who sought asylum there. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said China had deported the woman to North Korea despite attempts by the United States, South Korea and the U.N. refugee agency to raise the case with Beijing. The White House expressed its concern as Bush prepares for a visit to Washington by Chinese President Hu Jintao on April 20. "The United...

2006-03-30 16:44:12

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - The White House expressed grave concern on Thursday at China's deportation of a North Korean woman who sought asylum there. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said China had deported the woman to North Korea despite attempts by the United States, South Korea and the U.N. refugee agency to raise the case with Beijing. The White House expressed its concern as Bush prepares for a visit to Washington by Chinese President Hu Jintao on April 20. "The United...