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Ex-New Mexico governor, Google official in N. Korea

SEOUL — Bill Richardson, the former governor of New Mexico, led a private delegation including Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, to North Korea on Monday, a controversial trip to a country that is among the most hostile to the Internet.

Richardson, who has visited North Korea several times, called his trip a private humanitarian mission and said he would try to meet with Kenneth Bae, 44, a South Korea-born US citizen being held on charges of ‘‘hostile acts’’ against North Korea after entering the country as a tourist in November.

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