Rodman returns from 'really good' North Korea trip

Warmbier a University of Virginia student who has been detained in North Korea since early January attends a news conference in Pyongyang North Korea in this

He has been in a coma since March 2016.

Warmbier, from a Cincinatti suburb, was arrested for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan, North Korean media reported. He may be breathing on his own, but he still "shows no sign of understanding language, responding to verbal commands or awareness of his surrounding", the doctor said. It's a condition they describe as "unresponsive wakefulness", or a persistent vegetative state.

"He has not spoken", Kanter added.

Medical examination revealed no signs of botulism or broken bones. The Washington Post reports that physicians are not aware of anything in his history that would make him predisposed to this condition, but say that Warmbier could have suffered cardiopulmonary arrest as a result of intoxication, traumatic injury, or an overdose of medication (intentional or unintentional). The confusion over Warmbier's injury is further complicated by the ambiguity over the grounds of his release.

Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman on Thursday gave North Korea's sports minister a copy of US President Donald Trump's book "The Art of the Deal" as a gift for the country's leader Kim Jong-un, the Associated Press said.

Three more American citizens remain in North Korean custody. There is still little information as to the identity and condition of the three individuals. A student at the University of Virginia, he had flown to the North that January as a tourist.

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Gratton was with Warmbier at the Pyongyang International Airport when he was detained.

The developments come amid tensions with the United States following a series of missile tests by North Korea, focusing attention on an arms build-up that Pentagon chief Jim Mattis this week described as "a clear and present danger to all". One such unmentioned warning was "unduly harsh sentences for actions that would not be considered crimes in the United States".

A supporter of Mr Trump, Rodman appeared on the US Celebrity Apprentice, and earlier this week said he thought the President would be pretty happy about his visit.

Although U.S. citizens are not banned from visiting North Korea, the U.S. State Department strongly advises against it.

"All of you guys should be proud of yourselves, because, you know, a lot of people don't give you guys credit, because this is such a small country, and not many people from North Korea can compete around the world", Rodman was quoted as telling the athletes.

On June 14, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that US officials were considering imposing those travel restrictions to North Korea.

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