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Asia Pacific North Korea reverses field on Ban Ki-moon visit, according to UN chief

The current United Nations Secretary-General is a native of South Korea and served as foreign minister from 2004-06.

Ahn Young-joon/AP

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday his plan to go to North Korea this week to visit an industrial complex had been scrapped after Pyongyang retracted its earlier approval, calling the decision "deeply regrettable."