Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

Apr 21, 2015

Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

In Norman Baker’s mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing their path. Both the 18-year-old ...

Mar 5, 2015

North Korea shifts more responsibility to factories, farmers

North Korea is trying to invigorate its hidebound economy by offering more control and possibly more personal rewards to key sectors of its workforce in the country’s biggest domestic policy experiment since leader Kim Jong Un assumed power. The measures give managers the power ...

Kim Jong Un mulls Russia for his world debut

Jan 15, 2015

Kim Jong Un mulls Russia for his world debut

After three years of watching his fellow leaders mix and mingle while he was secluded in Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un is looking likely to visit Russia in his first trip abroad since taking power, giving the world its first look at the young North ...

North hands U.S. detainee six years of hard labor

Sep 14, 2014

North hands U.S. detainee six years of hard labor

North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years’ hard labor for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington. Miller, from Bakersfield, California, becomes the second American serving a ...