| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:06 PM
If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn't sick, he must be dead -- at least politically.
That's the thinking behind a rash of rumors that the portly 31-year-old scion of the Hermit Kingdom's founding communists has been toppled from power.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:49 AM
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown using a cane for support, re-appeared in state media on Tuesday after a lengthy public absence that had fueled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive, nuclear-capable country.
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:08 PM
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public for more than a month, generating speculation that his absence is due to failing health or political intrigue. Given the paucity of information, keeping track of Kim is tougher than winning at...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Do your kids love s’mores so much, they’d even drink a s’mores-flavored soda? Well, now they can! The recently opened Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop offers a wide variety of wild soda flavors kids go wild about.
Located in the heart...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- Roskino CEO, Katya Mtsitouridze, has unveiled the official poster and line-up of events for the first ever St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum, which was introduced at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Media Forum, which is organized by Roskino,...
| Aug 15, 2014
Dear Leader by Jang Jin-sung, read by Daniel York, Simon & Schuster, 11:43, $23.99
Jang Jin-sung's "Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee — A Look Inside North Korea" provides a startling insider's view of the globe's most secretive and unpredictable...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 12:01 AM
It's the kind of publicity that would seemingly scare off sightseers: A trio of U.S. citizens detained in North Korea pleading for help last week in brief, rarely granted media interviews.
Yet even as the ordeal for the men, who had gone to the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:45 PM
North Korea is rattling its saber over Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming comedy, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate the country's real-life leader, Kim Jong Un. A spokesperson for the nation's Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:42 AM
SEOUL -- North Korea on Tuesday celebrated the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, with current leader Kim Jong Un reportedly paying respects at his grandfather’s mausoleum amid efforts to more closely associate him with the late leader’s...
| Mar 8, 2014
He may be the most fringe of all major party gubernatorial hopefuls this year, but Republican Tim Donnelly's long-shot bid to face off against Gov. Jerry Brown in November has drawn the most buzz from Times letter writers so far.
And by buzz, I don't...
| Mar 14, 2014
This week, as the Ides of March approaches — the March 15 anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar, a determined but ultimately fruitless attempt by Roman senators to stop their government from sliding toward dictatorship — the...