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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers

    With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die. The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
  • South Korea intel confirms North Korean nuclear reactor restart

    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...
  • 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...
  • North and South Korea name date for talks on restoring ties

    North and South Korea name date for talks on restoring ties
    SEOUL -- North Korea and South Korea indicated Friday that they would hold working-level talks on Sunday to discuss the reopening of a closed-down industrial park and the restart of tourist exchanges and reunions of separated families. In a possible...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • North Korea's former poet laureate to publish memoir in English

    Rider Publishing, a Random House imprint, acquired world rights to "Crossing the Border," the memoirs of former North Korean State Poet Laureate Jang Jin-sung, the Guardian reports. In 2004, unable to reconcile his privileged position with the suffering...
  • The Week Ahead: North Korea conciliatory, Iran holds humdrum vote

    North Korea: Baby steps back from the brink Wednesday, June 12 – After more than a month of ominous silence that followed threats to launch nuclear weapons, North Korea appears to be making modest motions toward easing tensions on the divided...