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  • Paul Greenberg: The empire strikes back

    The evil empire, Ronald Reagan called it when Détente was in fashion and it was not done to call things by their right names. The tyrant might be offended, and his rage could prove almost as effective back then as the left's fashionable condescension. It...
  • Former China security chief Zhou Yongkang reportedly probed for graft

    BEIJING -- Depending on where your sympathies lie, Chinese President Xi Jinping is either in the midst of an admirable campaign to rid the government of corruption or a cynical purge of his political enemies. The latest casualty is Zhou Yongkang, the...
  • North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution

    BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution. There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...
  • 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...
  • North Korea says leader's uncle executed for trying to seize power

    North Korea says leader's uncle executed for trying to seize power
    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...
  • 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...
  • Nuclear gangbangers have upper hand on global police

    The gangster state of North Korea became a nuclear power in 2006-2007, despite lots of foreign aid aimed at precluding just such proliferation -- help usually not otherwise accorded such a loony dictatorship. Apparently the civilized world rightly...
  • Rights groups demand investigation into killings of Egypt protesters

    Rights groups demand investigation into killings of Egypt protesters
    CAIRO -- It’s been nearly four months but the bloody events of mid-August still haunt many Egyptians. On Tuesday, a consortium of human rights groups called for an official probe of the slayings then of nearly 1,000 Islamist protesters by security...
  • Obama's remembered qualities loom of disappointment and dissidence

    PARIS -- Action begets reaction in foreign policy as in physics, and action unconsidered for its possible consequences has been responsible for many results for which statesmen (or their unqualified counterparts) are eventually sorry, as are multitudes...
  • North Korean ouster could bring more political turmoil

    North Korean ouster could bring more political turmoil
    SEOUL--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. The 67-year-old Jang has...
  • Visiting veteran held by North Korea happy to be back home

    Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old war veteran who was held prisoner in North Korea for six weeks, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday following his release. "It's been a great homecoming,"...