North Korea

American missionary Kenneth Bae, right, leaves after speaking to reporters at Pyongyang Friendship Hospital in Pyongyang Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Family of American detained in North Korea reacts

SEATTLE (AP) — The family of a Washington state man imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year expressed alarm and sadness Monday after an invitation was cancelled for a U.S. envoy to visit […]

02/10/2014

American missionary Kenneth Bae, right, leaves after speaking to reporters at Pyongyang Friendship Hospital in Pyongyang Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Sister echoes apology of man held in North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) — The sister of an American detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother’s apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the U.S. government […]

01/21/2014

American missionary Kenneth Bae, right, leaves after speaking to reporters at Pyongyang Friendship Hospital in Pyongyang Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Jailed American appears before reporters in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to […]

01/20/2014

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is followed by journalists as he arrives at the Capital International Airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Rodman apologizes for not helping US missionary

BEIJING (AP) — Former basketball star Dennis Rodman apologized on Monday for not being able to help an American missionary detained in North Korea during his trip there to play in a game to celebrate […]

01/13/2014

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman, second right, walks with North Korea's Sports Ministry Vice Minister Son Kwang Ho, third right, upon his arrival at the international airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File)

Agent says Rodman did not accept North Korean money

Dennis Rodman’s agent says the former NBA star did not take any payment from the North Korean government during his trip this week to the country. Darren Prince says the North Korean government did not […]

01/10/2014

Dennis Rodman stands up to leave after he and fellow US basketball players completed a television interview at a Pyongyang, North Korea hotel Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Rodman came to the North Korean capital with a team of USA basketball stars for an exhibition game on Jan. 8, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. From left to right are Cliff Robinson, Jerry Dupree, Charles D. Smith, unidentified, Vin Baker, Andre "Silk" Poole and Doug Christie. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Ex-NBA player regrets going to North Korea game

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Charles D. Smith says he feels remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman for a game on the North Korean leader’s birthday because the event has […]

01/07/2014

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman speaks to journalists upon arrival at the capital airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, North Korea, Dec. 23, 2013.  (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Rodman leaves North Korea without word if he met leader

BEIJING (AP) — Former basketball star Dennis Rodman left North Korea on Monday, but he plans to return next month — even if a sponsor won’t be with him. Rodman’s short visit was aimed at […]

12/23/2013

Members of the Los Angeles Airport Police Color Guard transport the casket of U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Gantt to a hearse, after it was lowered from the plane, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. Sixty-three years after Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went missing in action during the Korean War, his remains were returned to his 94-year-old widow in a solemn ceremony at Los Angeles International Airport before dawn Friday.  (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Andrew Renneisen, Pool)

Remains of US soldier lost in Korean War come home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixty-three years after Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went missing in action during the Korean War, his remains were returned to his 94-year-old widow in a solemn ceremony at […]

12/20/2013

Remains of US soldier lost in Korean War come home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixty-three years after Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went missing during the Korean War, his remains have been returned to his 94-year-old widow in a solemn ceremony at Los […]

12/20/2013

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica, File)

Rodman in North Korea to prep for game on leader’s birthday

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Thursday to meet leader Kim Jong Un and put the finishing touches on plans to bring 12 ex-NBA players to […]

12/19/2013

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica, File)

Rodman’s North Korea trip still on for next week

Dennis Rodman plans to travel to North Korea next week to train its basketball team, a trip unaffected by the execution of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle. Jang Song Thaek’s execution, announced early Friday in […]

12/13/2013

A man watches a live TV news program showing that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek, second from right, is escorted by military officers during a trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. The letters on the left top, read "North Korea Executed Jang Song Thaek after trial." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

More purges may follow execution in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle brought a swift and violent end to a man long considered the country’s second most powerful figure. But while Jang […]

12/13/2013

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