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  • North Korea detained California man after 'tense' talk, son says

    The son of an 85-year-old Palo Alto man who is being detained in North Korea says the arrest came days after a tense conversation with local officials about his service in the Korean War. Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Monday, Jeff Newman said the...
  • Veteran's detention in North Korea highlights wartime guerrilla unit

    BEIJING -- Merrill Newman is the newest POW from the Korean War -- no matter that the war ended 60 years ago. The 85-year-old veteran and retired tech executive from Palo Alto was arrested Oct. 26 at the end of a 10-day visit to North Korea. After a...
  • Mexico's Lopez Obrador, fiery leftist, suffers heart attack

    MEXICO CITY -- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s fiery leftist leader, suffered a heart attack early Tuesday and was hospitalized in stable condition, doctors said. Lopez Obrador, a two-time presidential contender, former mayor of Mexico...
  • Spain posts first drop in off-season unemployment in 16 years

    Spain posts first drop in off-season unemployment in 16 years
    Jobless claims in Spain dipped by a meager 2,475 in November, but the drop marked the first time in at least 16 years that unemployment eased during the dire months that follow the summer tourist season. The Labor Ministry employment report for November...
  • North Korea's No. 2 official may have been ousted, spy agency says

    North Korea's No. 2 official may have been ousted, spy agency says
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, the Pyongyang regime's de facto No. 2 official, has probably been ousted from his posts, South Korea's state spy agency said Tuesday. In a report released at a meeting with lawmakers, the...
  • 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....