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  • 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...
  • North Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung

    SEOUL -- North Korea on Tuesday celebrated the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, with current leader Kim Jong Un reportedly paying respects at his grandfather’s mausoleum amid efforts to more closely associate him with the late leader’s...
  • 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-...
  • More turmoil expected after North Korea's ouster of second-in-command

    More turmoil expected after North Korea's ouster of second-in-command
    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...
  • North Korea reportedly executes Kim Jong Un's 'scum' uncle

    BEIJING — Jang Song Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed for attempting to seize power for himself, the official news service reported early Friday. In a rambling report, the Korea Central News Agency...
  • North Korea reportedly executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un

    North Korea reportedly executes uncle of leader Kim Jong Un
    SEOUL -- The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was  sentenced to death and executed Thursday, the state Korea Central News Agency reported Friday. The execution of Jang Sung Taek, 67, came only four days after he was accused of...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...