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  • North Korea reportedly executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un

    North Korea reportedly executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un
    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...
  • North Korea says leader's uncle executed for trying to seize power

    North Korea says leader's uncle executed for trying to seize power
    BEIJING – Jang Sung Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed Friday for attempting to seize power for himself, the country's official news service reported early Friday. In a rambling report, the Korea Central...
  • North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution

    North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution
    BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution. There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...
  • Russia's Putin beats Obama for top spot in Forbes' most powerful

    Russia's Putin beats Obama for top spot in Forbes' most powerful
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, outflanking President Obama, whose authority was damaged by the recent government shutdown and budget crisis, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday in its annual rankings of global...
  • North Korea executes 80, some for minor offenses, newspaper says

    North Korea executes 80, some for minor offenses, newspaper says
    North Korea staged gruesome public executions of 80 people this month, some for offenses as minor as watching South Korean entertainment videos or being found in possession of a Bible, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday. The daily JoongAng Ilbo...
  • North Korean ship carrying Cuban arms to be freed; two officers held

    North Korean ship carrying Cuban arms to be freed;  two officers held
    A North Korean freighter seized in Panama for carrying contraband fighter jet engines and missile components from Cuba will be released soon and allowed to return home with most of its crew members, Panamanian authorities have decided. The ship's...
  • Engaging with North Korea

     Engaging with North Korea
    Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
  • Letters: Reaching out to North Korea

    Re "Engaging N. Korea," Opinion, Oct. 21 Since 2009, during each of my three visits as a guest of the North Korean government, I have seen firsthand the value of the kind of low-key, people-to-people exchanges that British Ambassador to North Korea Mike...
  • Foreign travel: State Department renews Colombia warning

    1. The State Department this month renewed its warning on Colombia, noting that people travel safely to the South American country but that "violence linked to narco-trafficking continues to affect some rural areas and parts of large cities." 2. The...
  • North Korea is holding American; family fears for California man, 85

    North Korea is holding American; family fears for California man, 85
    The State Department on Friday said North Korea has confirmed it is detaining a U.S. citizen following reports that an 85-year-old man from Palo Alto was escorted off an outbound plane in Pyongyang last month. The confirmation, relayed by the Swedish...
  • North Korea detained California man after 'tense' talk, son says

    North Korea detained California man after 'tense' talk, son says
    The son of an 85-year-old Palo Alto man who is being detained in North Korea says the arrest came days after a tense conversation with local officials about his service in the Korean War. Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Monday, Jeff Newman said the...