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North Korea to try US journalists

A North Korean court will try two detained US journalists June 4, the state-run news agency reported on Thursday.

world Updated: May 14, 2009 07:55 IST
Xinhua

A North Korean court will try two detained US journalists June 4, the state-run news agency reported on Thursday.

Euna Lee, a Korean-American, and Laura Ling, a Chinese-American, were detained March 17 near the Tumen River, which marks the border with China.

Pyongyang accused the journalists, who work for Current TV in California, of illegally entering the country by crossing the North Korea-China border.

The US, which has no diplomatic relations with North Korea, has called for the release of the two journalists.