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  • Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea

    Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea
    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...
  • Korea and the power of politics

     Korea and the power of politics
    SEOUL — Americans like to pretend that politics don't matter and to bemoan the slight differences between our political parties. These are luxuries we can afford as the world's richest and most stable country. But for much of the world, politics are...
  • In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea

    In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea
    After the North Korean coal mine where she worked stopped paying salaries, Park Kyung Ok tried her hand at business. Buttons and zippers, candy and dried squid, fabric, plastic tarpaulins, men's suits and cigarettes. "I sold just about everything,"...
  • North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution

    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...
  • 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...
  • James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano was a cultural sensation

    James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano was a cultural sensation
    Alongside Mr. Spock, Archie Bunker and the Fonz, James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano has been absorbed wholesale into the American psyche to rank as one of TV's most indelible icons. In every sense of the term, Gandolfini's mob boss was larger than life:...
  • Dennis Rodman or Kim Jong Un: Who gains from basketball diplomacy?

    Dennis Rodman or Kim Jong Un: Who gains from basketball diplomacy?
    Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea again to see his pal Kim Jong Un, reportedly to talk about starting a basketball league. The fact that it's Rodman and not, say, Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan makes it easy to dismiss the idea. And ordinarily...
  • Anne Arundel County Digest

    Lighthouse tour A tour of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse will be held at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Visitors can learn how lighthouse keepers lived, about other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many still exist. Tickets are $70...
  • U.S. director Dennie Gordon, on filming 'My Lucky Star' in China

    U.S. director Dennie Gordon, on filming 'My Lucky Star' in China
    Dennie Gordon, who has directed U.S. films such as "What a Girl Wants" (2003) and "New York Minute" (2004) and numerous American TV shows, including "Burn Notice" and "30 Rock," recently helmed her first movie in China, "My Lucky Star." A romantic...
  • Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers

    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...
  • Chinese president's father is getting a postmortem revival

    Chinese president's father is getting  a postmortem revival
    FUPING, China — A statue of the father of the nation's leader — 60 tons of granite — serves as the centerpiece of a square flanked by cypress trees. People approach along a long walkway and bow in the direction of his seated figure....