| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:39 PM
BEIJING — Jang Song Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed for attempting to seize power for himself, the official news service reported early Friday.
In a rambling report, the Korea Central News Agency...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:22 PM
SEOUL -- The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was sentenced to death and executed Thursday, the state Korea Central News Agency reported Friday.
The execution of Jang Sung Taek, 67, came only four days after he was accused of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:47 PM
SEOUL -- The mother of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae said Friday that her son "did not look bad" after she was allowed into North Korea to visit him.
Bae’s family had expressed concern about his failing health in recent months. Over the summer,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:25 PM
With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die.
The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Mike Tyson really seems to be taking his quest for redemption seriously.
In his latest effort to make amends for the mistakes of his past, the former heavyweight champion has returned the portion of Evander Holyfield's ear he bit off during their 1997...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Dennis Rodman is ready to take basketball diplomacy to the next level.
Fresh off his second controversial trip to North Korea, the flamboyant former NBA star announced plans to stage a pair of exhibition games there in January, featuring a team of...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:22 PM
After criticizing President Obama's foreign policy plans and spending time as a faux diplomat chilling with Kim Jung Un, retired NBA star Dennis Rodman has turned his attention to spirits.
Rodman has partnered with Premiere Brands Inc. to launch Bad...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea again to see his pal Kim Jong Un, reportedly to talk about starting a basketball league.
The fact that it's Rodman and not, say, Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan makes it easy to dismiss the idea. And ordinarily...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:19 PM
GULLANE, Scotland — It is only golf, but Tiger Woods continues to stir emotions like religion or war, which are often the same thing.
He may be the most polarizing sports figure since Muhammad Ali during the Vietnam War.
Love Tiger or hate him,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to visit communist leader Kim Jong Un, spurring hopes that a jailed American tour operator might be freed as a gesture of friendship between the two eccentrics.
Rodman, on his...