North Korea has reportedly executed Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol by antiaircraft guns. Bruce Cumings speculates for us. Milos Stehlik reviews opening night films at Cannes and for Weekend Passport, we learn about a grandfather's life from Paula Burzawa in her book 'Tasso's Journey'
North Korea’s government-run Central News Agency announced yesterday that the body of Kim Jong-il will be embalmed and laid in state next to Kim Jong-un, his father and founder of the communist state. The regime also alleges it will build “smiling portraits” of Kim and “towers to his immortali
At the end of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, U.S. territorial expansion went way beyond what we now call the lower 48 states. At one point or another, Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Amrican Samoa, Guam, the U.S.