SEATTLE (AP) — Kenneth Bae knew he was in trouble when he opened his briefcase for a North Korean customs official and saw a computer hard drive he meant to leave behind in China.
N. Korea arrests S. Korean studying in US
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the U.S. and lives in New Jersey, was arrested on April 22 after crossing the […]
EDITORIAL: North Korea is all over the news — Or maybe not…
There were no stories about the controversial Sony hack from the Associated Press (AP) Pyongyang bureau in North Korea. You can refer to page 5 and the last three issues for background information if you have been hiding from mass media.
The top 10 stories of 2014
2014 was a year of change, controversy, and loss of long-time community fixtures. However, it was also a year of good news for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Here, we look back on our top 10 stories of the year, ranked in order of their effect:
Welcome home! — Kenneth Bae finally gets home, family, pizza, and freedom
By Donna Bankinship and Josh Lederman Associated Press SEATTLE (AP)—Kenneth Bae arrived home after two years of imprisonment in North
EDITORIAL: More yay for Kenneth Bae! — And more good news
Happy very early Thanksgiving! We’re already thankful, and here’s why—a summary of some good news for you: Everyone is celebrating Kenneth Bae’s return. Bae was finally released from North Korean imprisonment after two years. There’s not much we can say that hasn’t been said in other media, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat the good […]
Kerry says no apology to North Korea to free Americans
By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.
North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists
By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – North Korea said on June 30 it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it.
North Korea says it’s holding a third American prisoner
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press North Korea said on June 6 it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third U.S. citizen being held there.
Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “It’s hard. It’s all consuming. It overshadows everything. I’m always on the phone, always on the computer <!–more–>e-mailing someone, writing letters to someone. I feel bad. I feel like I’m not entirely present. I try to be. We try to maintain as much normalcy as possible. I try […]