Tag: Kim Jong-il

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National

Rodman to Kim: ‘Do me a solid’ and free the American

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea on Feb. 28. (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica, File) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ask for the release of a Korean-American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the North.

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International

Rodman tells Kim Jong Un he has 'friend for life'

GOODWILL AMBASSADOR–North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea, Feb. 28. (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica) by Jean H. Lee Associated Press Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman hung out Thursday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on the third day of his improbable journey with VICE to Pyongyang, watching the Harlem Globetrotters with the leader and later dining on sushi and drinking with him at his palace.

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National

The Onion apologizes for offensive actress tweet

OSCAR HIGHLIGHT–Quvenzhane Wallis, nominated for best actress in a leading role for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” and Halle Berry arrive at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP) by Mark Kennedy NEW YORK (AP) — The Onion is apologizing for calling the 9-year-old star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” a vulgar and offensive name on Twitter, an attack that led to a firestorm online.