| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:00 PM
North Korea on Friday called for a resumption of reunions for families separated since the Korean War. The seemingly conciliatory gesture increases the stakes for South Korea if it goes ahead with planned war games with the United States next month, which...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:42 AM
SEOUL -- Leading up to the second anniversary of the death of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the Kim family has reappeared in public, only a few days after the reported execution of the current leader's uncle.
Following the announcement of Jang...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:24 PM
BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous.
At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:45 PM
SEOUL -- Officials from North and South Korea sat down Wednesday for their first high-level government talks since 2007, with two issues expected to be at the center of discussion: upcoming inter-Korean family reunions and the annual U.S.-South Korean...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:22 AM
SEOUL -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Thursday credited China with calming North Korea during a threatening period in early 2013, and urged Beijing to redouble its efforts to hold its unruly client state in check.
In an appearance with South...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:25 AM
BEIJING -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday appealed to China to rein in its North Korean ally and to ease its provocative territorial claims, but after a day of talks Beijing’s response was unclear.
In meetings with President Xi Jinping...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:15 PM
One of the rich elements of "The Lego Movie" is its sense of place. For a fictional land, it has plenty of echoes of the real world.
With a populace kept numb by plastic pop music, contrived reality TV and fast-food giveaways -- and a general sense that...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
YANJI, China — She was a North Korean success story.
For more than two decades, the woman, now 50, dabbled in various businesses at the border between China and North Korea. She sold rice. She traded foreign currency. She opened a massage parlor...