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  • Film Review: 'Secretly, Greatly'

    Despite attaining smash-hit status in its homeland -- where its tale of sleeper North Korean agents biding time in a South Korean backwater doubtless has special resonance for local ticketbuyers -- "Secretly, Greatly" isn't likely to find smooth sailing...
  • Tips for Korean dining

    Tips for Korean dining
    Some more tidbits about Korean dining: • Kimchee is a traditional fermented, garlic-laden vegetable side dish that differs in spice level and taste for every batch. It's an obligatory complement to every Korean meal, so expect garlic breath and...
  • Letters: Reaching out to North Korea

    Re "Engaging N. Korea," Opinion, Oct. 21 Since 2009, during each of my three visits as a guest of the North Korean government, I have seen firsthand the value of the kind of low-key, people-to-people exchanges that British Ambassador to North Korea Mike...
  • U.S. tourist detained by North Korea

    U.S. tourist detained by North Korea
    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....
  • California man, 85, detained in North Korea since Oct. 26

    An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto has been detained in North Korea, prompting the U.S. State Department to issue an advisory against travel to the country. Merrill Newman, a retired financial executive and Korean War veteran, was escorted off an...
  • Dennis Rodman sings 'Happy Birthday' to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    BEIJING – Dennis Rodman helped Kim Jong Un mark his 31st birthday Wednesday with sport and song, serenading the North Korean dictator with a warbly rendition of “Happy Birthday” in a Pyongyang gymnasium and then leading fellow ex-NBA...
  • Rodman sings 'Happy Birthday' to Kim Jong-Un day after outburst

    Rodman sings 'Happy Birthday' to Kim Jong-Un day after outburst
    SEOUL -- Dennis Rodman headed for a North Korean ski resort on Thursday after staging a match in Pyongyang for dictator Kim Jong Un's birthday that has drawn the ire of human rights activists and some of his fellow professionals. A source with direct...
  • North Korea's Kim reportedly has ex-girlfriend, 11 others executed

    A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un and 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday. The report by Chosun Ilbo, an English-...
  • Dennis Rodman's North Korea visit puts spotlight on jailed American

    Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to visit communist leader Kim Jong Un, spurring hopes that a jailed American tour operator might be freed as a gesture of friendship between the two eccentrics. Rodman, on his...
  • Mother of Kenneth Bae visits imprisoned son in North Korea

    SEOUL -- The mother of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae said Friday that her son "did not look bad" after she was allowed into North Korea to visit him. Bae’s family had expressed concern about his failing health in recent months.  Over the summer,...
  • North Korea indefinitely postpones family reunions with South

    North Korea indefinitely postpones family reunions with South
    SEOUL -- North Korea on Saturday indefinitely postponed reunions of nearly 200 families separated during the Korean War, just four days before the long-awaited meetings were scheduled to take place. The cancellation, which could jeopardize a nascent...