| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:27 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
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,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:21 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:27 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:59 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:42 AM
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....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Given all the excitement his papacy has generated, the approach of the first full Lenten season under Pope Francis resonates particularly with Catholics — even fallen-off Catholics — who prefer to see faith as social activism and not as Sunday...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Retired basketball star Dennis Rodman has checked himself into an alcohol treatment program, his spokesman said Saturday, just days after returning to the United States from North Korea, where he ignited a furor over comments he made about an American...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:25 AM
CAIRO -- His verses spoke of the sufferings of ordinary people. And they struck a powerful chord.
Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, beloved as a colloquial but eloquent voice of the nation for more than four decades, died Tuesday at age 84, his...
| Sep 5, 2013
What's striking about the debate over President Obama's plan for a punitive strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad is the extent to which it centers on countries other than Syria. There's a reason for this. A concept that has had a long, significant...