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  • In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea

    In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea
    After the North Korean coal mine where she worked stopped paying salaries, Park Kyung Ok tried her hand at business. Buttons and zippers, candy and dried squid, fabric, plastic tarpaulins, men's suits and cigarettes. "I sold just about everything,"...
  • Donnelly stands by tweet likening Obama to Hitler, Stalin over guns

    Donnelly stands by tweet likening Obama to Hitler, Stalin over guns
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is standing by his comparison of President Obama’s gun control policies to those of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Kim Jong Il and other dictators, saying that government encroachment on citizens’...
  • Who's a dictator, Assemblyman Donnelly?

    Who's a dictator, Assemblyman Donnelly?
    He may be the most fringe of all major party gubernatorial hopefuls this year, but Republican Tim Donnelly's long-shot bid to face off against Gov. Jerry Brown in November has drawn the most buzz from Times letter writers so far. And by buzz, I don't...
  • Dennis Rodman enters alcohol rehab clinic, according to agent

    Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says. Darren Prince declined on Saturday to say which facility will treat Rodman and how long he will be there....
  • South Korean lawmaker convicted of treason, supporting North Korea

    South Korean lawmaker convicted of treason, supporting North Korea
    SEOUL -- A left-wing South Korean lawmaker was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday on charges of treason and praising North Korea, the first such conviction of a legislator since the South transitioned to democracy in the late 1980s. Prosecutors...
  • U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'

    U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'
    BEIJING — Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North Korean authorities — possibly on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un — are crimes against humanity and should be referred to an international court or tribunal...
  • North Korea takes 'dangerous steps' holding U.S. tourist, Kerry says

    North Korea takes 'dangerous steps' holding U.S. tourist, Kerry says
    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...
  • Dennis Rodman or Kim Jong Un: Who gains from basketball diplomacy?

    Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea again to see his pal Kim Jong Un, reportedly to talk about starting a basketball league. The fact that it's Rodman and not, say, Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan makes it easy to dismiss the idea. And ordinarily...
  • Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?

     Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?
    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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • North Korea acknowledges purge of its de facto second-in-command

    SEOUL -- After nearly a week of international rumors, the North Korean government acknowledged Monday that it had purged the country's de facto second-in-command, who is the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un. Declaring that Jang Sung Taek was "soaked with the...