| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:14 PM
North Korea has restarted its plutonium reactor in Yongbyon and is producing nuclear energy at the site, South Korea's intelligence agency reported Tuesday.
The report to Seoul lawmakers by a National Intelligence Service official confirmed warnings...
| Oct 21, 2013
Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:24 PM
SEOUL — U.S. and South Korean officials said Thursday that they are closely watching North Korea after a research institute report indicating that the government in Pyongyang may be restarting a nuclear reactor.
Officials said that any move by...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:12 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:12 PM
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....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:49 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:07 PM
North Korea should "recognize the dangerous steps it has been taking" in detaining an American citizen and restarting its nuclear reactors, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.
“I think this is obviously one of those moments where North...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The State Department on Friday said North Korea has confirmed it is detaining a U.S. citizen following reports that an 85-year-old man from Palo Alto was escorted off an outbound plane in Pyongyang last month.
The confirmation, relayed by the Swedish...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:07 PM
BEIJING -- North Korea said Saturday the 85-year-old Korean War veteran from Palo Alto it detained last month was held because of “hostile acts” against the Communist regime during the war and during his 10-day trip as a tourist.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:35 PM
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,...