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  • 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...
  • North Korea's Kim reportedly has ex-girlfriend, 11 others executed

    North Korea's Kim reportedly has ex-girlfriend, 11 others executed
    A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un and 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday. The report by Chosun Ilbo, an English-...
  • Dennis Rodman's North Korea visit puts spotlight on jailed American

    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...
  • North Korea indefinitely postpones family reunions with South

    North Korea indefinitely postpones family reunions with South
    SEOUL -- North Korea on Saturday indefinitely postponed reunions of nearly 200 families separated during the Korean War, just four days before the long-awaited meetings were scheduled to take place. The cancellation, which could jeopardize a nascent...
  • Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers

    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...
  • South Korea intel confirms North Korean nuclear reactor restart

    North Korea has restarted its plutonium reactor in Yongbyon and is producing nuclear energy at the site, South Korea's intelligence agency reported Tuesday. The report to Seoul lawmakers by a National Intelligence Service official confirmed warnings...
  • Tips for Korean dining

    Tips for Korean dining
    Some more tidbits about Korean dining: • Kimchee is a traditional fermented, garlic-laden vegetable side dish that differs in spice level and taste for every batch. It's an obligatory complement to every Korean meal, so expect garlic breath and...
  • North and South Korea name date for talks on restoring ties

    North and South Korea name date for talks on restoring ties
    SEOUL -- North Korea and South Korea indicated Friday that they would hold working-level talks on Sunday to discuss the reopening of a closed-down industrial park and the restart of tourist exchanges and reunions of separated families. In a possible...
  • North Korea's former poet laureate to publish memoir in English

    Rider Publishing, a Random House imprint, acquired world rights to "Crossing the Border," the memoirs of former North Korean State Poet Laureate Jang Jin-sung, the Guardian reports. In 2004, unable to reconcile his privileged position with the suffering...
  • Panama charges 'contentious' North Korean crew with arms trafficking

    Panamanian authorities have charged 33 crew members of the North Korean freighter seized at the Panama Canal with endangering public security by attempting to traffic undeclared weapons, local news media reported Thursday. State prosecutor Javier...
  • N. Korea-Cuba drama boils down to useless weapons, big pile of sugar

    As anti-drug-trafficking agents closed in on a North Korean freighter about to enter the Panama Canal this month, the crew from the rogue communist country took evasive action. They sought to outrun the swift Panamanian patrol boats with their 450-...
  • Two Koreas diverge as they mark 60th anniversary of cease-fire

    Two Koreas diverge as they mark 60th anniversary of cease-fire
    SEOUL -- The two Koreas commemorated the 60th anniversary of their cease-fire on Saturday, but in vastly different ways -- the North, with pomp and grandiosity; the South, with grave solemnity. For the first time in 20 years, North Korea carried out a...