| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:54 AM
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....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:45 PM
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,"...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:01 AM
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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:39 PM
BEIJING — 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.
Reverberations are likely...
| 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...
| Oct 26, 2013
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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:09 PM
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-...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:02 AM
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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:12 PM
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...
| 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 8, 2013
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2013
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...