Otto Warmbier , a 21-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial at the North's Supreme Court . Richardson has travelled to North Korea several times over the years on diplomatic missions that have included securing the release of other arrested Americans.
In a letter to Robert Cohen, the chief of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, on Friday - Sanders, the first Jew to ever win a presidential primary in the United States, expressed regret that he could not conduct a speech at the event due to his busy campaign schedule.
Donald Trump's suggestion that riots may break out at the Republican National Convention this summer in Cleveland if he is denied the GOP presidential nomination was met on Thursday with condemnation by the head of the state party in Ohio.
Trump said on Fox News that he wouldn't be participating in the Monday event because "we've had enough debates ". "No debate in SLC Monday due to Trump backing out". "I said I'm not going to be there, so I'm not doing the debate", Donald Trump said. The Republican National Committee has sanctioned one additional debate, if needed, to take place in NY in April.
Warmbier, 21, traveled to North Korea's capital of Pyongyang over the holidays through a China-based travel organization known as the Young Pioneer Tours . North Korea has used Western detainees in the past in order to compel high - level American politicians to visit the country. "This underscores the risks associated with travelling to North Korea".
Young Pioneer Tours is the agency which helped Warmbier to reach North Korea, and he was staying at one of the top Hotels. He admitted in a press conference last month to attempting to steal a banner with a political slogan from his hotel in Pyongyang.