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  • North Korea Raises Fears with Successful Rocket Launch

    North Korea Raises Fears with Successful Rocket Launch
    HONG KONG -- Eight months ago, the international community stifled a snigger when North Korea's hyped rocket launch ended with a fizzle. At the time, Pyongyang surprised just about everyone by actually admitting its failure, a departure from previous...
  • North Korea's missile antics

    Under its new ruler, Kim Jong Un, North Korea has reverted to its old tactics of provocation and aggression with the launch this week of a long-range missile it claims was intended to put the country's first satellite into orbit. It's unclear whether...
  • 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...
  • North Korea's 'red lines'

    North Korea's 'red lines'
    Last April, when a North Korean missile launch appeared to be imminent, this newspaper published my commentary urging the U.S. to "get tough with North Korea." My determination that U.S. actions to date had produced little or no effect in deterring the...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...