Dennis Rodman goes to North Korea next week to start coaching the national basketball team. But Dennis Rodman also has a birthday surprise planned: former NBA players will play for Kim Jong-un. Who will play for the Dear Leader?
The execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle Jang Song Thaek likely has Chinese officials dusting off contingency plans. Mr. Jang was a key supporter of China-backed reforms aimed at reviving North Korea's economy.
US veteran Merrill Newman arrived at the San Francisco airport after turning down a ride aboard Vice President Joe Biden's Air Force Two in favor of a direct flight from Beijing. Newman was detained in North Korea on Oct. 26.