| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Korea on Thursday, and in a break with tradition, he will visit South Korea instead of China’s old ally in the North.
Chinese presidents have visited Pyongyang before Seoul since South...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:40 PM
North Korean President Kim Jong Un is reported to be a major fan of NBA basketball and classic rocker Eric Clapton, but evidently he’s not big on Seth Rogen movies — or at least not ones in which he’s the butt of the joke.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Perhaps it was only a matter of time before James Franco found himself in the middle of an international incident.
The multi-hyphenate actor and provocateur's upcoming comedy, "The Interview," about the attempted assassination of North Korean dictator...
| Mar 19, 2014
Re "North Korea 2014 meets Rome AD 65," Opinion, March 14
One further parallel between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Rome's Nero is that both of them are infamous for their persecution and slaughter of Christians. This fact doesn't outrage many in...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:42 AM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
This week, as the Ides of March approaches — the March 15 anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar, a determined but ultimately fruitless attempt by Roman senators to stop their government from sliding toward dictatorship — the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:58 PM
SEOUL — As he hops around the Western Pacific this week, President Obama hopes to unite much of Asia around a free-trade deal, updated alliances and a new power balance. But he first must persuade two of America's closest allies to stop squabbling....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:21 AM
SEOUL -- President Obama conceded Friday that sanctions on Russia may not force President Vladimir Putin to alter his decisions on Ukraine, but he then offered a spirited defense of how they might still influence a leader he said is “not a stupid...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:49 PM
At the moment, our preoccupation is President Vladimir Putin's next move outside Russia. Will he invade eastern Ukraine? Will he move into Moldova? But even more worrisome than these territorial issues is what Putin may have in mind for Russia itself....
| May 18, 2014
| 5:47 AM
With uncharacteristic openness, North Korea admitted that an apartment complex under construction in the capital of Pyongyang collapsed last week.
Numbers of dead and injured were not mentioned, but South Korean officials said that as many as 92...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:06 AM
Yet another urban legend about North Korea bites the dust.
The ex-girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly executed by firing squad last year, turned up apparently alive and well on a state television broadcast Friday night.
Hyon Song Wol, a...
| Sep 15, 2013
On Sept. 6, the State Department issued a warning for southeastern Turkey, recommending that U.S. citizens "defer non-essential travel" to that area. The department allowed non-emergency personnel and families to leave its consulate in Adana. Adana is...