By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle-area family of an American citizen detained in North Korea for more than a year is cheering Pyongyang’s decision to release 85-year-old tourist Merrill Newman and wondering when their loved one will come home.
Wen Liu, contributor contextChina.com Sidney Rittenberg has played a remarkable role in U.S.-China relations since as far back as 1945, when he landed
Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave a stamp of approval for a Chinese-made vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE), a disease that plagues mostly children in poor rural communities in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. Seattle’s PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) had been searching for ways to develop a low-cost vaccine […]
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Six South Koreans recently repatriated from North Korea had sneaked into the North in search of better lives but ended up detained for up to 45 months for illegal entry, Seoul officials said Monday.
By Gene Johnson The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — An ailing American who has been detained in North Korea for 11 months had an emotional reunion with his mother for the first time since he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, the family said Friday.
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press NAMYANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Chang Choon didn’t get much sleep as he prepared to travel to North Korea this week to see his brother and sister for the first time in more than six decades. But the anticipation of what he called the wish of a lifetime was […]
By Adam Ashton The News Tribune YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 360-degree view from Col. Paul Mele’s hilltop vantage point in central Washington’s high desert gave him a lot to smile about this week as a new Army brigade commander.
By Staff The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean weightlifters marched with their national flag at the start of an international competition hosted by bitter rival North Korea — something of a milestone for two countries that were trading war threats this spring. It’s the first time South Korean athletes have attended […]
By Gene Johnson The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — An American man detained in North Korea for the past nine months has been hospitalized after losing more than 50 pounds, and the need to bring him home is becoming more urgent, his sister said Aug. 11.
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The nominee to become the top U.S. diplomat in East Asia delivered pointed comments about China in his confirmation hearing June 20, saying there’s no place for “coercion and bullying” in the region’s seas.