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  • Ukraine protests can't alter the cost of rejecting Russia

    Antigovernment protests in Ukraine's capital have inspired democratic idealists to hope for a replay of the 2004-2005 Orange Revolution, which swept away the authoritarian government that ruled after the breakup of the Soviet Union. But no amount of...
  • China air zone risks miscalculation, distracts diplomacy, experts say

    China air zone risks miscalculation, distracts diplomacy, experts say
    With memories of the Soviet military's 1983 downing of a South Korean commercial airliner still seared in the minds of many, China's move to control the airspace over disputed islands has stirred fears of another disastrous miscalculation. Asia...
  • Family reacts to North Korea's release of 85-year-old veteran

    Family reacts to North Korea's release of 85-year-old veteran
    Standing outside his home in Pasadena late Friday, the son of Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old war veteran turned North Korean prisoner, thanked those who helped and prayed for his father's release, announced earlier in the day. A retired tech executive,...
  • Merrill Newman, deported from North Korea, back in California

    Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old war veteran held prisoner in North Korea for the last six weeks, arrived back in California on Saturday, a day after being freed, to the relief of his family. [Updated at 9:10 a.m. PDT Dec. 7: Newman, of Palo Alto,...
  • North Korea releases detained U.S. veteran

    North Korea releases detained U.S. veteran
    BEIJING — Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old war veteran from Palo Alto who was arrested in October on suspicion of committing hostile acts against North Korea, was released from Pyongyang and on his way home Saturday. Newman, a retired tech...
  • Freed from North Korea, Merrill Newman is greeted by family in S.F.

    Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran who was arrested in October while visiting North Korea, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after being released following 42 days in custody....
  • Kerry urges China to keep North Korea in check

    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...
  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un ousts his second in command

    SEOUL — In a palace intrigue that could shake the foundations of North Korea, 30-year-old leader Kim Jong Un has purged from the leadership the powerful uncle who had been his de facto regent for the last two years, North Korean news media confirmed...
  • Paul Greenberg: The empire strikes back

    The evil empire, Ronald Reagan called it when D├ętente 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...
  • After uncle's execution, North Korea's Kim Jong Un reappears in public

    After uncle's execution, North Korea's Kim Jong Un reappears in public
    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...
  • North Korea's youth revolution stirs unease

    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...