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  • The trouble with political dynasties

    Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced this week that she was giving up her campaign to unseat an incumbent U.S. senator in her father's home state of Wyoming. Her campaign had angered many as she had sauntered from her...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine protests can't alter the cost of rejecting Russia

    Antigovernment protests in Ukraine's capital have inspired democratic idealists to hope for a replay of the 2004-2005 Orange Revolution, which swept away the authoritarian government that ruled after the breakup of the Soviet Union. But no amount of...
  • China air zone risks miscalculation, distracts diplomacy, experts say

    China air zone risks miscalculation, distracts diplomacy, experts say
    With memories of the Soviet military's 1983 downing of a South Korean commercial airliner still seared in the minds of many, China's move to control the airspace over disputed islands has stirred fears of another disastrous miscalculation. Asia...
  • Family reacts to North Korea's release of 85-year-old veteran

    Family reacts to North Korea's release of 85-year-old veteran
    Standing outside his home in Pasadena late Friday, the son of Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old war veteran turned North Korean prisoner, thanked those who helped and prayed for his father's release, announced earlier in the day. A retired tech executive,...
  • Merrill Newman, deported from North Korea, back in California

    Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old war veteran held prisoner in North Korea for the last six weeks, arrived back in California on Saturday, a day after being freed, to the relief of his family. [Updated at 9:10 a.m. PDT Dec. 7: Newman, of Palo Alto,...
  • North Korea releases detained U.S. veteran

    North Korea releases detained U.S. veteran
    BEIJING — Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old war veteran from Palo Alto who was arrested in October on suspicion of committing hostile acts against North Korea, was released from Pyongyang and on his way home Saturday. Newman, a retired tech...
  • Freed from North Korea, Merrill Newman is greeted by family in S.F.

    Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran who was arrested in October while visiting North Korea, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after being released following 42 days in custody....
  • 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...
  • Visiting veteran held by North Korea happy to be back home

    Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old war veteran who was held prisoner in North Korea for six weeks, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday following his release. "It's been a great homecoming,"...
  • 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...
  • Rights groups demand investigation into killings of Egypt protesters

    Rights groups demand investigation into killings of Egypt protesters
    CAIRO -- It’s been nearly four months but the bloody events of mid-August still haunt many Egyptians. On Tuesday, a consortium of human rights groups called for an official probe of the slayings then of nearly 1,000 Islamist protesters by security...