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Dennis Rodman, 2 Ex-blazers Arrive In N. Korea

Relations are also tense because of the North's development of nuclear weapons and its threats to use them if a conflict breaks out with Washington or Seoul. Rodman has also been slammed for not trying to use his influence with Kim to secure the release of Kenneth Bae, an American missionary with health problems who is being held in North Korea on charges of committing "anti-state" crimes. To make the trip more complicated, Kim's once-powerful uncle was recently executed for a long litany of alleged crimes, including trying to divide the regime and usurp power from Kim.

Is This Offensive? Elle Says ?North Korea Chic? Is Cool

Ha Seung-Jin, from South Korea, warms up before his NBA game in Portland, Oregon on December 27, 2004. Ha, the first Korean player in the NBA, was signed by the Portland Trail Blazers on December 26, 2004. [Reuters] The 7-foot-3, 305-pound rookie, who was selected by the Trail Blazers in the second round 46th pick overall of the 2004 NBA Draft, had been playing with the Portland Reign of the American Basketball Association, said the Trail Blazers in the statement. "We are pleased that Seung-Jin has played effectively in the ABA," Trail Blazers General Manager John Nash was quoted as saying. "And we feel that he would benefit from working with our coaches on a daily basis." An early entry candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft, Ha Seimg-Jin is the first Korean to play in the NBA.

British veterans mark Korean War anniversary

For starters, he points out that a pair of pants that Elle suggests for readers to get the look cost $425, while the average person in North Korea is thought to earn only $4. It would take the average North Korean 106 days to earn a pair of these pantsonly if they saved every penny of their money. Joe Zee wrote in the origial post that North Korean chic is known for its take no prisoners tailoring, an ironic statement, because as Fisher points out, North Korea has historically taken foreign civilians captive and held them for years at a time. In fact, Buzzfeed posted just this morning that the State Department is now warning against travel to North Korea, on the risk of arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S.

Trail Blazers sign NBA first Korean center

He went on to play half a season at Yonsei University and led them to a collegiate national title. The Korean phenom has spent the past six months in Los Angeles preparing for the NBA draft by practicing a minimum of four hours each day. When youre 73" there are few people you have to look up to, including Shaquille ONeal. While the Blazers second round draft pick is two inches taller than Shaq, the "Center from Seoul" admits that the Lakers star is his idol and that he looks forward to playing against the former league MVP. The young Korean predominately responded to questions at the press conference through an interpreter. But when asked if he can shoot free throws better than Shaq, Ha emphatically responded, "Of course!" The entire room burst out in laughter.

Trail Blazers Draft First Korean into NBA

"I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the British servicemen for their invaluable sacrifices during the Korean War in defence of freedom and democracy in the Republic of Korea," the president said. During the three-year war, troops from 16 countries including Australia, Britain, Canada, France and the United States fought for South Korea under a United Nations flag. The conflict ended with an armistice and not a full peace treaty, leaving the two Koreas technically still in a state of war. Neil Townsend, who fought at the Battle of the Imjin River, said: "Today is an important opportunity for me to remember what is so often referred to as the 'forgotten war'. It is important we never forget, and I'll be thinking of my close comrades, many who sadly made the ultimate sacrifice." Chess grandmaster destroys billionaire Bill Gates in 79-second chess game Sat, Jan 25, 2014 Reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen, 23, has proved to the world that age is no barrier to taking down a billionaire and tech legend down, at least over a game of chess. And it wasnt just any billionaire, but Continue reading To restore, or not to restore, that is the question: Flickr photo of the day Sat, Jan 25, 2014 Some cars make an understated, elegant jaket jepang statement, like this Ferrari 330 GTS, pictured here by USautos98.

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