In this March 20, 2013 photo, a North Korean flag hangs inside the interior of Pyongyang’s Supreme Court. North Korea says it will soon deliver a verdict in the case of detained American Kenneth Bae it accuses of trying to overthrow the government, further complicating already fraught relations between Pyongyang and Washington. The announcement about Bae comes in the middle of a lull after weeks of war threats and other provocative acts by North Korea against the U.S. and South Korea. Bae, identified in North Korean state media by his Korean name, Pae Jun Ho, is a tour operator of Korean descent who was arrested after arriving with a tour on Nov. 3 in Rason, a special economic zone bordering China and Russia. (AP Photo)

Ex-UO student held in North Korea

Kenneth Bae is being tried in the country’s Supreme Court on charges that he plotted to overthrow the North Korean government. The U.S. call…