North Korea Says 2 US Journalists Will Stand Trial

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea's state-run news agency says two American reporters detained earlier this month will be tried for illegal entry and hostile acts.

The Korean Central News Agency said in a report early Tuesday that an initial investigation confirms the two entered the country illegally.

The report says an investigation continues and that preparations for indictments and trial are under way.

Current TV's Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained March 17 near North Korea's northeastern border with China. The two work for former Vice President Al Gore's San Francisco-based online media
venture Current TV.

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