Missionary Bae, jailed in N. Korea, wants U.S. to help him get home

By World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post, January 21, 2014

SEOUL — U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae, imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year, said Monday that he wants to return to his family as soon as possible and hopes the United States will help.

It was not clear why the North Korean authorities allowed the news conference, but the appeal came after the North signaled last week that it was prepared to reach out to South Korea if it abandoned military drills with the United States scheduled to start next month.

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