February 28, 2013 The former NBA star known as "The Worm" visited the Stalinist state to be part of an HBO series exploring cultures around the world.
February 26, 2013 The flamboyant former NBA star, now 51, has gone to the communist country for some basketball diplomacy and to take part in a film being made for HBO.
February 12, 2013 A year ago, there was speculation that Kim Jong Un might be different from his father and grandfather. North Korea's nuclear muscle-flexing has all but silenced that discussion.
January 3, 2013 Kim Jong-un's wife, Ri Sol-ju, has been shown in new images looking much slimmer than she was just a few weeks ago.
November 27, 2012 People's Daily Online gave big play to The Onion's declaration that Kim Jong Un is 2012's sexiest man. Can we convince the Chinese news media that he's even more than that?
July 25, 2012 Figuring out who the woman is who's been seen with North Korea's leader has been difficult. But is it North Korean pop star Hyon Song-wol? And did they rekindled an old romance?
July 10, 2012 It seems that North Korea's young leader may have reconnected with an old love. Observers think she's a singer who had some big hits in their famously secluded country.
July 9, 2012 Video from Pyongyang shows Kim Jong Un enjoying the show as bogus cartoon characters danced. Next to him was a woman who has caused much speculation. Is she his wife or his sister?
December 21, 2011 While North Korea's official news agency has been reporting about widespread grief following the death of Kim Jong Il, the first descriptions from a foreign diplomat offer a slightly different view.
December 20, 2011 North Korean state media are praising Kim Jong Il's chosen heir and bestowing him with titles — signs that party leaders in the communist state are standing behind the plan for him to succeed his father.
December 19, 2011 The "Great Successor" who is in line to succeed his father as leader of North Korea is thought to be in his late 20s and to have gone to school in Switzerland. He may speak English. But as with many things in North Korea, much is a mystery.