December 4, 2012 As the first anniversary of Kim's death approaches, North Korea's official news agency has produced a somber tribute to his favorite parka.
December 4, 2012 Israel's ambassadors to Britain, France, Denmark, Spain and Sweden were summoned to hear criticism of the plan. The criticism in the U.S. was more muted.
December 4, 2012 North Korea remains one of the most isolated and repressive countries in the world. Each year, a brave few attempt an escape to freedom through China. In Escape from North Korea, writer Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the harrowing personal stories of North Korean defectors and their quest for freedom.
December 4, 2012 Europeans and American colonists believed one's personality, temperament and physical health depended on balancing "humors" of hot, cold, moist and dry with foods. Of course, that worked for the wealthy, who could afford a variety of foods, and it kept them in power.
December 4, 2012 There is a growing sense that the rebels will soon launch a major assault on the Syrian capital. Many extended families are already crammed into small apartments in areas that have been relatively safe so far.
December 4, 2012 Iran has released video of what it says is a drone that launched from a U.S. ship and flew into Iranian airspace before being captured. The U.S. Navy says all such aircraft are "fully accounted for."