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Google leader chides North Korea

BEIJING — Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, returned from a four-day visit to North Korea on Thursday with a message for the reclusive nation’s young new leader: Embrace the Web or else.

Schmidt, part of a private delegation led by former governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico that also sought to press North Korea on humanitarian and diplomatic issues, said the country risks falling further behind if it does not provide more access to cell service and the Internet.

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