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  • North Korean protests create tricky PR situation for 'The Interview'

    North Korean protests create tricky PR situation for 'The Interview'
    North Korean President Kim Jong Un is reported to be a major fan of NBA basketball and classic rocker Eric Clapton, but evidently he’s not big on Seth Rogen movies — or at least not ones in which he’s the butt of the joke.¬† On...
  • Six North Korea-themed movies that beat Rogen and Franco to the punch

    Six North Korea-themed movies that beat Rogen and Franco to the punch
    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...
  • North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV

     North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV
    Yet another urban legend about North Korea bites the dust. The ex-girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly executed by firing squad last year, turned up apparently alive and well on a state television broadcast Friday night. Hyon Song Wol, a...
  • The strange, spare contents of a North Korean bookstore

    The Portuguese writer Jose Luis Peixoto saw many strange things on his visit to Pyongyang, North Korea. A grocery store with a box of onions, kimchi and not much else on offer (“No pictures, please!”). And the first hamburger joint in...
  • North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution

    BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution. There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...
  • Dennis Rodman sings 'Happy Birthday' to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    BEIJING – Dennis Rodman helped Kim Jong Un mark his 31st birthday Wednesday with sport and song, serenading the North Korean dictator with a warbly rendition of “Happy Birthday” in a Pyongyang gymnasium and then leading fellow ex-NBA...
  • Dennis Rodman enters alcohol rehab clinic, according to agent

    Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says. Darren Prince declined on Saturday to say which facility will treat Rodman and how long he will be there....
  • 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....
  • North Korea takes 'dangerous steps' holding U.S. tourist, Kerry says

    North Korea takes 'dangerous steps' holding U.S. tourist, Kerry says
    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...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Commitment' a spy drama with a romantic heart

    Review: 'Commitment' a spy drama with a romantic heart
    K-pop star Choi Seung-hyun (a.k.a. T.O.P.) is convincing as a sensitive kid who becomes a trained assassin in "Commitment," a spy drama with a romantic heart. Boilerplate shootouts and conflagrations get the better of the movie's second half, but for...