| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:46 PM
SEOUL — In a palace intrigue that could shake the foundations of North Korea, 30-year-old leader Kim Jong Un has purged from the leadership the powerful uncle who had been his de facto regent for the last two years, North Korean news media confirmed...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
SEOUL -- After nearly a week of international rumors, the North Korean government acknowledged Monday that it had purged the country's de facto second-in-command, who is the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un.
Declaring that Jang Sung Taek was "soaked with the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:38 AM
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, the Pyongyang regime's de facto No. 2 official, has probably been ousted from his posts, South Korea's state spy agency said Tuesday.
In a report released at a meeting with lawmakers, the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:12 PM
BEIJING — An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:11 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:30 AM
My sources overseas predict that in 2012, North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, will be overthrown by his smarter brother, Kim Jong Jeb.
Queen Elizabeth will bestow a posthumous knighthood on the heroic veteran of World War I, Joey, the War Horse.
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:23 PM
SEOUL -- North Korea and South Korea indicated Friday that they would hold working-level talks on Sunday to discuss the reopening of a closed-down industrial park and the restart of tourist exchanges and reunions of separated families.
In a possible...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:09 PM
A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un and 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday.
The report by Chosun Ilbo, an English-...
| 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...
| 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...