Trump says his summit with Kim Jong Un ‘would not have happened’ without Otto Warmbier

Kyodo/Reuters; Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Otto Warmbier was a US university student who was detained and sentenced to hard labor in North Korea in 2016. He was released home last year after performing 17 months out of his 15-year prison sentence, and died days after his return. Donald Trump told reporters in Singapore after meeting Kim Jong […]

Photo shows the moment a famous North Korean defector met the father of Otto Warmbier, the American who died after his release from a North Korean prison

@VPPressSec/Twitter North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho met and embraced Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier — the US student who died days after his release from a North Korean prison. Fred was invited by Vice President Mike Pence for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Though the atrocities committed by the North Korean […]

Smart lock maker Otto folds before releasing its first product

On a landscape increasingly driven by smart devices, a digital smart lock seemed like an obvious addition to the raft of home automation products already on the market. But Otto, the company that came closer than any other to making the product a sellable reality, has now closed its doors — just four months after […]

‘Harshest sanctions ever’: US House passes ‘Otto Warmbier’ sanctions against N. Korea

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 06:45 House lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed the “harshest sanctions ever” targeting Pyongyang’s access to global financial markets. The bill was named after US student Otto Warmbier, who died in June following his release from custody in North Korea. The Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act was passed in the […]

New docs: Otto deal couldn’t happen until Uber agreed to protect co-founders

Enlarge / Travis Kalanick, seen here in 2013, served as the CEO of Uber from December 2010 until June 2017. (credit: Fortune Live Media) The intrigue deepens surrounding the early 2016 discussions between Uber’s acquisition of a self-driving trucking company, Otto, according to newly-released court documents. Otto was founded by two then-high-level Google engineers. Waymo […]

Salon removes article calling Otto Warmbier ‘America’s idiot fratboy’

Thomson Reuters Left-leaning website Salon has removed a controversial 2016 article criticizing Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American student who died after being imprisoned for 17 months in North Korea for attempting to take a sign. In a statement on Tuesday, Executive Editor Andrew O’Hehir told Business Insider that the site chose to remove the article, titled “This might […]

‘Risk too high’: Tour agency that sent Otto Warmbier to N. Korea halts trips for Americans

Published time: 20 Jun, 2017 11:54 The Chinese travel agency that organized Otto Warmbier’s trip to North Korea has announced it will no longer accept Americans for tours. It comes following the American student’s death after his release from 17 months’ detention in North Korea. Young Pioneer Tours adventure travel company, based in China, reconsidered […]

The travel agency behind Otto Warmbier’s trip will stop taking Americans to North Korea

Kim Kwang Hyon (Associated Press) Seoul (AFP) – The tour agency that took US student Otto Warmbier to Pyongyang said Tuesday it would stop taking Americans to the reclusive state after the 22-year-old died following 18 months in North Korean detention. Warmbier was medically evacuated to the United States last week, suffering from severe brain […]

Otto Warmbier, American Student, Dies Soon After Release from North Korean Prison

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