Monday, August 3, 2009
Bill Clinton to Korea to negotiate for journalists
Former U.S. President Clinton is heading to North Korea for negotiations to secure the freedom of two detained journalists from San Francisco's Current TV, a South Korean news report said today, nearly five months after they were seized on the China border. AP said Clinton is on his way to Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, where he will try to win the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified high-level source. In Washington, Andrew Laine, a State Department spokesman, said he had seen the report, but had no information.