/ Jan 6, 2016

Kim's executed uncle twice visited Japan under false identity

KYODO Jang Song Thaek, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's once-powerful uncle who was executed in 2013, visited Japan in 1983 and 1991 under false identities, public security authorities of Japan and South Korea said Tuesday. The authorities believe Jang, who served as Kim's guardian and ...

Rodman sorry for North Korea rant, blames drink

Jan 9, 2014

Rodman sorry for North Korea rant, blames drink

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for his televised outburst about a U.S. missionary detained in North Korea, explaining that he had been stressed and drinking at the time. Rodman was roundly criticized for his angry tirade in an interview with CNN, in which ...

North's Kim hails removal of 'filth' uncle

/ Jan 2, 2014

North's Kim hails removal of 'filth' uncle

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for unity in a New Year's message Wednesday and hailed the execution of his once-powerful uncle as a resolute act to remove "factionalist filth." Kim's comments, which included a call for improved ties with Seoul but also a ...