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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Travis King

This year
US soldier who crossed North Korean border released and now in US custody
King sprinted into North Korea while on a civilian tour of a border village on 18 July.
North Korea claims 'racial discrimination' drove US soldier to defect
Travis King was due to fly back to America in July but instead slipped out of South Korea’s main airport and ran across the border into the North.
North Korea 'responds' to UN efforts to discuss detained American soldier Travis King
King ran across the demilitarised zone and over the border into North Korea last month.
'Get him!': Witness recalls US soldier's dash across border North Korea
Private Second Class Travis King crossed the border into North Korea this week.