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  • American arrested after attempting to swim to North Korea

    An American was arrested near Seoul on Tuesday night after trying to swim to North Korea, South Korean officials told local media. South Korean marines arrested the man after they found him suffering from exhaustion on the banks of the Han River, the...
  • North Korea sentences American Matthew Miller to six years with labor

    Californian Matthew Miller, who was detained in April in North Korea, was sentenced Sunday to six years with labor on charges of entering the country illegally and trying to commit an act of espionage, according to KCNA, the official North Korean news...
  • Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea

    It's the kind of publicity that would seemingly scare off sightseers: A trio of U.S. citizens detained in North Korea pleading for help last week in brief, rarely granted media interviews. Yet even as the ordeal for the men, who had gone to the...
  • Americans held by North Korea implore U.S. to send an envoy soon

    In a rare opportunity to speak with foreign media, the three Americans being detained by North Korea implored the United States to send someone to negotiate for their release. Matthew Miller, Jeffrey Fowle and Kenneth Bae spoke Monday to CNN and the...
  • Clarence Page: Police misjudge anger in Ferguson's black community

    Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Mo., brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ago — and to lessons that Ferguson officials failed to learn. Among them: Never underestimate...
  • Experimental U.S. hypersonic weapon destroyed seconds after launch

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A hypersonic weapon being developed by the U.S. military was destroyed four seconds after its launch from a test range in Alaska early on Monday after controllers detected a problem with the system, the Pentagon said. The weapon is...
  • Margaret L. Snyder: Revolution of the Sixties has no place in the 21st century

    Margaret L. Snyder: Revolution of the Sixties has no place in the 21st century
    The faculty speaker at a recent commencement spoke glowingly of the "revolution of the Sixties" and praised those who labor for the extension of that revolution today. The revolution actually began before the Sixties and has enjoyed considerable...
  • U.K.'s Channel 4 Detonates North Korean Thriller 'Opposite Number'

    LONDON -- U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 has greenlit North Korean political thriller "Opposite Number." The 10-part drama series has been penned by British playwright and screenwriter Matt Charman, who wrote the original script for Steven Spielberg's...
  • Pope Francis travels to South Korea; first papal trip to Asia in 15 years

    Pope Francis travels to South Korea; first papal trip to Asia in 15 years
    Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of good will to China on Thursday before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration....
  • Pope Francis calls for Koreas' reconciliation at end of visit

    Wrapping up his first trip to Asia, Pope Francis on Monday called for forgiveness and dialogue between South and North Korea, and seemed to take the United States to task for its unilateral bombing campaign in Iraq. He also discussed future travel...
  • North Korea on major sports drive, says Pyongyang official

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea hopes to harness the power of sport to raise its image on the world stage through international competitions such as the Olympic Games, and to bolster labor output and national defense by improving its citizens' well-being,...
  • Pope urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China

    Pope urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China
    Pope Francis on Monday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping-up a five day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years. Before a Mass on Monday...