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  • Datebook

    Sunday, Sept. 29 Plant symposium Adkin's Arboretum's third annual Tent Symposium will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. David George, author of "The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature," will speak. Visitors can also enjoy...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • North Korea farmers to test regime appetite for reform

     
    North Korea's communist leadership is now reported by recent visitors to be experimenting with smaller-sized farming cooperatives and incentives for expanding food production by letting farmers keep and sell more of what they grow. The dilemma faced by...
  • Pictures in the News | April 15, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in North Korea, where people visit giant statues of the late North Korean leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and his son Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile...
  • The Week in Pictures | April 15 – April 21, 2013

     
    The eyes of the world were on Boston this week with the two bomb blasts during the marathon on Monday and subsequent manhunt for two brothers believed to be the perpetrators....
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 10 things you might not know about North Korea

    10 things you might not know about North Korea
    North Korea is an international pariah, a bandit state, the "Hermit Kingdom." It's also a net exporter of news: North Korea announced Friday that it had detained an American citizen for "hostile acts against the republic." And a rocket launch this month...