| 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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is standing by his comparison of President Obama’s gun control policies to those of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Kim Jong Il and other dictators, saying that government encroachment on citizens’...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
SEOUL -- A left-wing South Korean lawmaker was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday on charges of treason and praising North Korea, the first such conviction of a legislator since the South transitioned to democracy in the late 1980s.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:27 PM
BEIJING — Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North Korean authorities — possibly on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un — are crimes against humanity and should be referred to an international court or tribunal...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:42 AM
SEOUL -- Leading up to the second anniversary of the death of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the Kim family has reappeared in public, only a few days after the reported execution of the current leader's uncle.
Following the announcement of Jang...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:31 AM
SEOUL -- A high-ranking North Korean military officer said to be a close confidant of the recently executed uncle of ruler Kim Jong Un is in South Korean custody in China, South Korean media reported Thursday.
Several South Korean media outlets,...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Perhaps it was only a matter of time before James Franco found himself in the middle of an international incident.
The multi-hyphenate actor and provocateur's upcoming comedy, "The Interview," about the attempted assassination of North Korean dictator...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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.
| Dec 17, 2013
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, two children were among at least 13 people killed in new airstrikes on a rebel-held district of Syria's main northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korean...