U.S. Calls on North Korea to Release Military Vet

Posted December 2, 2013 at 5:53am

Reuters reports that “the United States called on North Korea on Saturday to release an elderly U.S. military veteran held in custody since last month and who Pyongyang accused of killing civilians during the Korean War 60 years ago.”

“Swedish embassy officials were granted access on Saturday to visit Merrill E. Newman, the State Department said, the first access by Western officials to him since his arrest.”