By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie “The Interview.’’ North Korea’s powerful National Defense Commission, which is headed by country leader Kim Jong […]
Threatening e-mail sent to Sony employees
AP Wire Service LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Friday it is investigating threatening e-mails sent to some employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was hit by a cyber attack last week that disrupted its computer system and spewed confidential information onto the Internet.
N. Korean leader’s sister named as senior official
AP Wire Service SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers’ Party, adding to analysts’ views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country.
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
NKorean escapes kidnap attempt in Paris
By Elaine Ganley Associated Press PARIS (AP) — A North Korean student with family ties to the regime in his country escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding, a French source with knowledge of the case said Saturday.
2 Koreas meet for highest level talks in 5 years
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s presumptive No. 2 and other members of Pyongyang’s inner circle met with South Korean officials Saturday in the rivals’ highest level face-to-face talks in five years, a possible indication that both sides are interested in pursuing better ties after months […]
A-pop! June — Some dictators just can’t take a joke. Meanwhile, Glenn’s Soso brightens up OITNB
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Hollywood takes on North Korea A new movie poster and trailer for the irreverent comedy “The Interview” came out this past month to mixed reviews from the public. “The Interview” stars buddy comedians James Franco and Seth Rogen as media journalists who land an exclusive interview with a fictionalized […]
Two Koreas agree to hold family reunions as planned
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North and South Korea agreed in a rare high-level meeting Friday to stop insulting each other and to go ahead with planned reunions of Korean War-divided families next week despite a dispute over upcoming U.S.-South Korean military drills.
Kenneth Bae appeals to U.S. for N. Korea release
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 secure his release.
North Korea explodes myth of Kim dynasty
By Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea’s propaganda machine has long kept alive the myth of a serene, all-powerful ruling dynasty that enjoyed universal love and support at home. In a single stroke last week, that came crashing down.