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N. Korea Convicts U.S. Journalists

This doesn't bode well for the already tense relations between the U.S. and North Korea: On Monday, North Korea convicted two American journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who had crossed its border for “committing hostilities against the Korean nation and illegal entry” and sentenced them to 12 years of hard labor in the notorious North Korean Gulags. The sentence cannot be appealed, and it comes amid rising tensions between the U.S and North Korea. Hillary Clinton recently said that she is looking into adding North Korea back to the state-sponsors-of-terror list, and she also said on Sunday that the U.S. will look into interdict North Korean sea and air shipments suspected of carrying weapons or nuclear technology.