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Otto Warmbier, US student sent home from N Korea, dies

Otto Warmbier’s parents say they went 15 months without hearing from or about their son

The American student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died, his family says.

Otto Warmbier, 22, returned to the US last Tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year.

North Korea said botulism led to the coma, but a team of US doctors who assessed him dispute this account.

Mr Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.

He had suffered severe brain damage, and was medically evacuated from North Korea on 13 June to a hospital in his home town of Cincinnati. Ohio.

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Martha Nussbaum claims that liberal arts system is of central importance within business culture

Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum

In a recent videoMartha Nussbaum, the U.S. intellectual who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, stresses that the liberal arts system that prevails in countries such as Korea, Scotland and the US is of fundamental importance within business culture.