• In this Feb. 18, 2016 file photo, North Korean performers entertain customers at the Okryugwan restaurant in Beijing, China. An unspecified number of North Koreans working at an unidentified Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The announcement by Seoul's Unification Ministry came after South Korean media reported that two or three female employees at an unspecified North Korean-run restaurant in China fled and went to an unidentified Southeast Asian country earlier this month. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan. File)

    Seoul: Overseas N. Korean restaurant workers flee

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.

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  • In this Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, photo, North Korea's senior nuclear negotiator Ri Yong Ho, prepares to deliver a statement to the media in Singapore. North Korea has named Ri Yong Ho, a career diplomat with broad experience in negotiating with rivals South Korea and the United States as its new foreign minister. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    North Korea names career diplomat as new foreign minister

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has named a career diplomat and ex-nuclear envoy with broad experience in negotiating with rivals South Korea and the United States as its new foreign minister, according to a diplomatic letter from Pyongyang.