North Korea university confirms US citizen detained amid tension


SEOUL: A foreign-funded university in North Korea has confirmed the arrest of a United States citizen who was lecturing there - the third American held in the country amid growing tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.

Kim Sang Duk, or Tony Kim, was arrested at the capital's airport on Saturday as he was about to leave after teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) for several weeks, the school said.

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