| Aug 25, 2012
What started as a casual interest in North Korea quickly became an almost decade-long obsession for writer and Stanford professor Adam Johnson. The fruit of his fixation, his novel “The Orphan Master's Son,” was just released in paperback....
| Jun 9, 2012
Mina Cheon is used to seeing things from multiple perspectives.
As a child in South Korea, the artist was exposed to two religious philosophies — Buddhist on her father's side, Christian on her mother's — and embraced a third as an adult,...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 12:32 PM
So you’ve just inherited a struggling communist nation from a dad who took synchronized gymnastics shows to a whole new level and you want to set a new party tone.
For North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong Un, this is achieved with some help from...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:04 AM
So little is known about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the identity of a woman seen by his side during more than one official engagement has sparked a flurry of speculation worldwide.
Was the slim woman in the sharp black suit his sister, wife...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 6:53 AM
North Korea said Tuesday that it would not abandon its plan to carry out a satellite launch next month despite recent warnings from President Barack Obama over the move.
The North "will not give up the satellite launch for peaceful purposes, which is a...
| Jul 9, 2012
North Korean media have disclosed so little about leader Kim Jong Il's personal life that no one outside of his innermost circle knows his age or marital status. Now Koreans on both sides of the divided peninsula have a new mystery to ponder: Who is...
| Jul 16, 2012
Analysts widely viewed the surprise dismissal of the North Korean military chief from all his senior posts Monday as a calculated political purge, possibly aimed at cementing the absolute rule of young dictator Kim Jong Un....
| Jul 13, 2012
Global Focus: In the 45 years since songwriter Paul Anka wrote it and Frank Sinatra made it famous, "My Way" has celebrated the rugged individualism that Americans like to think defines their spirit of independence, determination and pride. But those...
| Jul 15, 2012
North Korea's top military official was relieved from his posts, state media reported Monday, a surprise move that eliminates a key figure in the ascendance of the country's young and untested leader, Kim Jong Un....
| Jul 25, 2012
North Korean state-run television announced that dictator Kim Jong Un had married a woman named Ri Sol Ju....