| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:45 PM
BEIJING – Jang Sung Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed Friday for attempting to seize power for himself, the country's official news service reported early Friday.
In a rambling report, the Korea Central...
| Dec 6, 2013
K-pop star Choi Seung-hyun (a.k.a. T.O.P.) is convincing as a sensitive kid who becomes a trained assassin in "Commitment," a spy drama with a romantic heart. Boilerplate shootouts and conflagrations get the better of the movie's second half, but for...
| 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 15, 2013
| 2:16 PM
FUPING, China — A statue of the father of the nation's leader — 60 tons of granite — serves as the centerpiece of a square flanked by cypress trees.
People approach along a long walkway and bow in the direction of his seated figure....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Dennie Gordon, who has directed U.S. films such as "What a Girl Wants" (2003) and "New York Minute" (2004) and numerous American TV shows, including "Burn Notice" and "30 Rock," recently helmed her first movie in China, "My Lucky Star." A romantic...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Just a few months ago, on New Year's Day, North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, gave a televised speech to the nation calling for reconciliation with the South.
"The past records of inter-Korean relations," he intoned, "show that confrontation between...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:12 PM
BEIJING — An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:07 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in North Korea, where people visit giant statues of the late North Korean leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and his son Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The eyes of the world were on Boston this week with the two bomb blasts during the marathon on Monday and subsequent manhunt for two brothers believed to be the perpetrators....
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:14 PM
This was one of those moments, where images tell the story far better than words ever could. Pure exuberance from Phil Mickelson as the final birdie putt dropped at Muirfield making him the "Champion Golfer of the Year", followed by the emotional embrace...