| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:47 PM
SEOUL -- The mother of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae said Friday that her son "did not look bad" after she was allowed into North Korea to visit him.
Bae’s family had expressed concern about his failing health in recent months. Over the summer,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:14 PM
North Korea has restarted its plutonium reactor in Yongbyon and is producing nuclear energy at the site, South Korea's intelligence agency reported Tuesday.
The report to Seoul lawmakers by a National Intelligence Service official confirmed warnings...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Just a few months ago, on New Year's Day, North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, gave a televised speech to the nation calling for reconciliation with the South.
"The past records of inter-Korean relations," he intoned, "show that confrontation between...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:43 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:16 PM
America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:16 PM
NBA training camps will open in a week or so, meaning you're about to become experts on the tendo calcaneus (Achilles tendon) without even staying in a Holiday Inn Express.
Kobe Bryant's return from the injury figures to be a prominent storyline...
| Sep 15, 2013
On Sept. 6, the State Department issued a warning for southeastern Turkey, recommending that U.S. citizens "defer non-essential travel" to that area. The department allowed non-emergency personnel and families to leave its consulate in Adana. Adana is...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Russian president Vladimir Putin has an op-ed about Syria in today's New York Times A Plea for Caution From Russia This prompted former world chess champion and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation Garry Kasparov to tweet: I hope Putin......
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Dennis Rodman is ready to take basketball diplomacy to the next level.
Fresh off his second controversial trip to North Korea, the flamboyant former NBA star announced plans to stage a pair of exhibition games there in January, featuring a team of...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was a dinner guest of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday, the reclusive nation's state-run news agency reported. But there was no immediate indication whether the flamboyant sportsman had made a plea for Pyongyang to...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:59 PM
BEIJING -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman emerged from his five-day trip to North Korea with a trove of photographs of himself being wined and dined by leader Kim Jong Un, but without imprisoned American Kenneth Bae.
Expectations had been high that...