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US envoy 'hopeful' on American held in N. Korea

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A senior US envoy said Wednesday he was "hopeful" he can win the release of an ailing Korean-American sentenced to 15 years hard labour in North Korea. 

Passersby watch a television broadcast in Seoul on May 2, 2013 about Kenneth Bae, who has been jailed for 15 years in North Korea. A senior US envoy said Wednesday he was "hopeful" he can win the release of an ailing Korean-American sentenced to 15 years hard labour in North Korea.

But Robert King, on a brief stopover in Tokyo en route to Pyongyang, said no deal had yet been reached over the fate of Kenneth Bae, who has lost more than 50 pounds (23 kilos) while in prison and has problems with his kidneys and liver, according to his sister.

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