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N. Korea's latest diplomatic overture may include European tour

A possible trip to Europe by a seasoned North Korean diplomat is drawing further attention to Pyongyang's recent diplomatic overture. Kang Sok-ju, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, will reportedly visit Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy starting late this week. Experts say that, given Kang's status in North Korea, his trip may serve a specific purpose. This, as Pyongyang is accelerating its diplomacy with Washington. Senior U.S. officials reportedly visited North Korea last week on a military aircraft to discuss the issue of three American citizens detained in the North. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong will be i...