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Will Ripley

Tokyo Correspondent — CNN
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CNN International correspondent. 17 trips to North Korea. RT not endorsement. Instagram: @willripleycnn facebook.com/willripleynews

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#breaking Sweden is helping negotiate the release of 3 Americans held captive in North Korea — Tony Kim, Kim Hak-Song & Kim Dong Chul. It is believed North Korea could condone the release as a goodwill gesture ahead of upcoming talks. I met Kim Dong Chul in Pyongyang in Jan 2016. https://t.co/J2aavedCbR
Finnish Foreign Min: North Korea talks taking place in Finland will include American representatives who are not current gov’t officials. These are “track 1.5” talks. (Track 1 talks are gov’t officials only, track 2 talks are non-gov’t experts only, track 1.5 talks are a mix)  https://twitter.com/willripleycnn/status/975291856547299329 
#breaking Top North Korean official Choe Kang Il was spotted apparently boarding a plane to Finland Sunday, where – South Korea’s Foreign Ministry says – talks about denuclearizing North Korea are due to take place with American participation.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declines to get into details of US preparation for a meeting w/ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but says the effort is a “comprehensive approach in support of the president.” She adds there is “still no update on time or location.”
President Trump spoke w/ South Korean President Moon Jae-In on “efforts to prepare for their upcoming engagements” w/ North Korea: “expressed cautious optimism over recent developments & emphasized a brighter future is available for North Korea, if it chooses the correct path.”
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