These undated photo show two American journalists Laura Ling, rigtht, and Euna Lee. Ling and Lee were detained by North Korean soldiers while on a reporting trip earlier in the week near the country's border with China, South Korean news reports said Thursday, March 19, 2009. (AP / Yonhap)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean soldiers detained two American journalists near the country's border with China, South Korean news reports and a South Korean missionary said Thursday.
The journalists -- Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for former Vice President Al Gore's San Francisco-based online media outlet Current TV -- were taken into custody Tuesday, a missionary who spoke to them earlier that day told The Associated Press.
The Rev. Chun Ki-won of the Seoul-based Durihana Mission said by phone from Washington that he was told that the two women were de