| Jul 28, 2013
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Should President Barack Obama cancel his upcoming scheduled sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin given the thumb in the eye Putin has given the U.S. with his refusal to extradite Edward Snowden? This is a tough question to uintangle......
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:38 AM
SEOUL -- The two Koreas commemorated the 60th anniversary of their cease-fire on Saturday, but in vastly different ways -- the North, with pomp and grandiosity; the South, with grave solemnity.
For the first time in 20 years, North Korea carried out a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:26 PM
On one side of the world’s most heavily fortified border, North Koreans are celebrating Saturday’s 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War with Victory Day fireworks and a military parade.
In South Korea, Armistice Day...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:51 AM
BEIJING -- North Korea's latest missile launch comes after months of fiery rhetoric directed against South Korea, Japan and the United States, including threats of an imminent nuclear war.
The provocations eased with the conclusion of annual joint...
| Jun 7, 2013
Maybe Dennis Rodman had a soothing effect on North Korea's chubby dictator during his visit to the Hermit Kingdom earlier this year, even though we now know that Kim Jong Un would have preferred to host Michael Jordan. This is not surprising, since Jordan...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher has long been a panacea for grownups bored by traditional newscasts. Now the network reinvents the newsmagazine with VICE (premiering Friday, April 5, at 11pm ET), a no-holds-barred weekly series for a tech-...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:41 PM
THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The most unusual guest this Sunday morning? Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who talks to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's “This Week” at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Rodman will talk about his visit with North Korea...
| Dec 23, 2012
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...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
North Korea's recent threats to target South Korean and American cities with atomic destruction have the shrill belligerence of a 6-year-old's temper tantrum. But while few analysts believe North Korea has the means to carry out its threats, U.S. and...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Nervous and scared are how one man describes the feelings of people he knows in South Korea.
Tensions between North and South Korea are nothing new.
With threats of nuclear war, many Koreans living in our area are growing more and more concerned...