| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:42 AM
BEIJING – Dennis Rodman helped Kim Jong Un mark his 31st birthday Wednesday with sport and song, serenading the North Korean dictator with a warbly rendition of “Happy Birthday” in a Pyongyang gymnasium and then leading fellow ex-NBA...
| Dec 16, 2013
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-...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:08 AM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
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...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:16 PM
FUPING, China — A statue of the father of the nation's leader — 60 tons of granite — serves as the centerpiece of a square flanked by cypress trees.
People approach along a long walkway and bow in the direction of his seated figure....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:12 PM
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....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:07 PM
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...