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  • 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...
  • Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?

     Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?
    When a political crisis hits Pyongyang, the leadership's normal antidote is to hide the real drama in rumors and shadows while assuring the world that outside forces are no match for North Korea's spirit of "single-hearted unity." But North Korea's real-...
  • Russia's Putin beats Obama for top spot in Forbes' most powerful

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, outflanking President Obama, whose authority was damaged by the recent government shutdown and budget crisis, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday in its annual rankings of global...
  • More turmoil expected after North Korea's ouster of second-in-command

    More turmoil expected after North Korea's ouster of second-in-command
    BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's spectacularly public ouster of his uncle, Jang Song Taek, could bring about more political turmoil as the purge extends to Jang's coterie of powerful relatives and supporters. Reverberations are likely...
  • Dennis Rodman wasn't paid by North Korea, agent says

    Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman had a fairly eventful foray into North Korea this week on his "basketball diplomacy" tour. Rodman first gave a profanity-filled interview to CNN while defending his trip to the hermit kingdom. He then sang "Happy Birthday"...
  • Times staff writer Barbara Demick answers questions about North Korea

    Times staff writer Barbara Demick answers questions about North Korea
    Barbara Demick, the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Beijing and author of the book “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea,” has reported extensively about North Korea. She answered questions Friday on Reddit about life inside...
  • 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...
  • Former China security chief Zhou Yongkang reportedly probed for graft

    BEIJING -- Depending on where your sympathies lie, Chinese President Xi Jinping is either in the midst of an admirable campaign to rid the government of corruption or a cynical purge of his political enemies. The latest casualty is Zhou Yongkang, the...
  • Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea to prepare for leader's birthday

    SEOUL -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Thursday to help train the country’s national basketball team and prepare an exhibition game celebrating leader Kim Jong Un’s birthday. Rodman’s trip, his third this year...
  • Dennis Rodman corporate partner backs out of Kim Jong Un celebration

    Dennis Rodman has lost his corporate partner for his upcoming basketball exhibition in North Korea to celebrate the birthday of the repressive regime's young leader, Rodman's "friend for life" Kim Jong Un. The online betting site Paddy Power announced...
  • After uncle's execution, North Korea's Kim Jong Un reappears in public

    After uncle's execution, North Korea's Kim Jong Un reappears in public
    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...