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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
    YANJI, China — 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...
  • James Franco On The Allure Of Super Bowl Ads

    As an actor, James Franco has developed a reputation as someone who likes to mix things up: A feature film here, a soap opera there. And elsewhere, he has taught classes on filmmaking. This Sunday, however, he will be the star of a 90-second Ford...
  • Film Review: 'Red Family'

    North Korean moles disguised as a loving family in South Korea see their resolve weakened by their affection for each other and the bickering clan next door in "Red Family," scripted, edited and exec produced by Kim Ki-duk. In general more conventional...
  • Japan's Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China's rising militancy and Japan's outdated defense posture. In a speech opening the five-day annual...
  • Pictures in the News | February 25, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in San Diego, where visitors to Chicano Park view dozens of murals painted on the concrete stanchions leading to and from the Coronado Bridge....
  • Oscar Time

    Oscar Time
    Interesting situation. Now that the United Nations in a report has identified Kim Jong Un and the North Korean government as the most evil, murderous, Nazi-like regime on the planet, what are we going to do about it? By “we”, I mean the...
  • Photo of Asia from space: That big black spot is North Korea

    Photo of Asia from space: That big black spot is North Korea
    North Korea appears to be missing in an image taken from space. NASA says of the nighttime image, taken from the International Space Station: "North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and China. The darkened land appears...
  • 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...
  • Ex-congressman and veteran makes his peace in North Korea visit

    SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, former eight-term Bay Area Rep. Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey Jr. has dreamed of a Korean War battle moment he cannot shake: Peering into a trench he sees the terrified faces of his teenage opponents, clutching wicker baskets...
  • Australian missionary reportedly detained by North Korea

    BEIJING -- A Hong Kong-based missionary from Australia has been detained in North Korea for allegedly distributing religious materials, his family said Wednesday. John Short, 75, was taken into custody Sunday, his wife told the Advertiser, a newspaper...
  • The nightmare that is North Korea

    It's one thing to know that third-generation strongman Kim Jong Un maintains an iron grip on North Korea's 25 million people. It's another thing to read the horrifying particulars of how his regime wields its control — through starvation, torture,...