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  • North Korea military official seeking to defect, reports say

    North Korea military official seeking to defect, reports say
    SEOUL -- A high-ranking North Korean military officer said to be a close confidant of the recently executed uncle of ruler Kim Jong Un is in South Korean custody in China, South Korean media reported Thursday. Several South Korean media outlets,...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 17, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, two children were among at least 13 people killed in new airstrikes on a rebel-held district of Syria's main northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korean...
  • The Week in Pictures | December 16 – 22, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week marks an end of an era in the Southland as Hollywood Park will turn out the light for good. In it's heyday, celebrities such as Cary Grant, Lucille Ball and Fred Astaire would linger...
  • Review: 'Commitment' a spy drama with a romantic heart

    Review: 'Commitment' a spy drama with a romantic heart
    K-pop star Choi Seung-hyun (a.k.a. T.O.P.) is convincing as a sensitive kid who becomes a trained assassin in "Commitment," a spy drama with a romantic heart. Boilerplate shootouts and conflagrations get the better of the movie's second half, but for...
  • Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?

     Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?
    When a political crisis hits Pyongyang, the leadership's normal antidote is to hide the real drama in rumors and shadows while assuring the world that outside forces are no match for North Korea's spirit of "single-hearted unity." But North Korea's real-...
  • U.S. tourist detained by North Korea

    U.S. tourist detained by North Korea
    BEIJING — An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane....
  • North Korea takes 'dangerous steps' holding U.S. tourist, Kerry says

    North Korea takes 'dangerous steps' holding U.S. tourist, Kerry says
    North Korea should "recognize the dangerous steps it has been taking" in detaining an American citizen and restarting its nuclear reactors, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. “I think this is obviously one of those moments where North...
  • North Korea's No. 2 official may have been ousted, spy agency says

    North Korea's No. 2 official may have been ousted, spy agency says
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, the Pyongyang regime's de facto No. 2 official, has probably been ousted from his posts, South Korea's state spy agency said Tuesday. In a report released at a meeting with lawmakers, the...
  • North Korea acknowledges purge of its de facto second-in-command

    North Korea acknowledges purge of its de facto second-in-command
    SEOUL -- After nearly a week of international rumors, the North Korean government acknowledged Monday that it had purged the country's de facto second-in-command, who is the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un. Declaring that Jang Sung Taek was "soaked with the...
  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un ousts his second in command

    North Korea's Kim Jong Un ousts his second in command
    SEOUL — In a palace intrigue that could shake the foundations of North Korea, 30-year-old leader Kim Jong Un has purged from the leadership the powerful uncle who had been his de facto regent for the last two years, North Korean news media confirmed...
  • North Korean ouster could bring more political turmoil

    North Korean ouster could bring more political turmoil
    SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s spectacularly public ouster of his uncle, Jang Song Taek, could bring about more political turmoil as the purge extends to Jang’s coterie of powerful relatives and supporters. The 67-year-old Jang has...