North Korea arrests Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, on charges of “committing a hostile act“ against the state. Warmbier entered North Korea through China as part of a tourist group through Young Pioneer Tours, a tourism company. The U. S. is working through the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang to resolve the incident, as the U. S. and North Korea have no direct diplomatic relations. The U. S. State Department strongly advises U. S. citizens against travel to North Korea.
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