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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rodman's basketball trip to North Korea undeterred by political purge

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 05:10pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Despite the turmoil following news that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had his powerful uncle executed for treason, former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who has built a friendship ... internet users, particularly on Twitter. I mean, if Kim Jong Un executed Jang for womanizing and debauchery, what the hell is he going to say to Dennis Rodman? — Matt Schiavenza (@MattSchiavenza) ...

  2. News - Asia

    North Korean leader meets former US basketball star Rodman again

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 09:32am by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again met former US basketball star Dennis Rodman during his second visit to North Korea this year, North Korea’s state news agency said ... there had been speculations that Rodman would free the detained American, he said his visit was for “another basketball diplomacy tour.” Kim and Rodman spent quality time together by having dinner ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The not-so-subtle art of diplomacy

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... are essential traits. But if such a person is unavailable to handle a delicate situation between rival nations, someone of the calibre of flamboyant American former basketball star Dennis Rodman may do instead. Rodman and three players from an exhibition basketball team visited North Korea last month to film a television show. They were feted by the country's young dictator Kim Jong-un, ...


    Rodman leaves for basketball trip with diplomatic aims and ‘love’ for Kim Jong-un

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 01:32pm by AP and AFP

    ... AP and AFP in Beijing Ex-Chicago Bulls star also says he is out to show that the reclusive socialist state is 'not that bad' Dennis Rodman said on Monday that he wanted to show ... efforts. I am not going to sit there and go, ‘Hey guy, you are doing the wrong thing.' He is my friend first … and I love him Dennis Rodman Rodman also told reporters at Beijing airport ...

  5. News - World - Labour camps

    Rodman appears to blame US missionary Kenneth Bae for getting jailed in North Korea

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 09:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington and Beijing Dennis Rodman, in a television interview on Tuesday, appeared to blame Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae for his captivity in North Korea, the latest ... in this country? Dennis Rodman “If you understand what Kenneth Bae did … Do you understand what he did in this country? Why is he held captive in this country?” Rodman said, declining to respond ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    'I was upset and drinking': Rodman apologises for comments about North Korea detainee

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 10:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pyongyang Former basketball ace blames drinking for outburst over North Korea detainee Kenneth Bae Dennis Rodman apologised for comments about captive American ... diplomacy was quickly falling apart. I had been drinking. It’s not an excuse but by the time the interview happened I was upset Dennis Rodman "Some of my teammates were leaving because ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:37am by STAFF

    ... He was standing right there Dennis Rodman claims Kim Jong-un did not execute his uncle and that he saw him during a recent trip to North Korea   This is 2014, not 1814 Former US chat show host Jay Leno protests against Brunei's adoption of sharia law outside a Los Angeles hotel owned by the tiny, oil-rich nation   We thought we could play 'Roy of the Rovers' ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rodman’s basketball diplomacy focused attention on N Korean regime: NBA

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 11:18am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London The National Basketball Association's new commissioner says Dennis Rodman's much-criticised interaction with the regime of Kim Jong-un served to highlight conditions in North Korea While critical of Dennis Rodman’s trips to North Korea, incoming National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver says the former All-Star also helped ...


    Rodman arrives for Kim’s birthday game; reveals death threats over North Korea visits

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 02:18pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pyongyang Dennis Rodman arrived for his fourth trip to North Korea on Monday and said that a game he and other former NBA players are planning in North Korea ... is actually trying to change this country in a great way,” Rodman said of Kim, using the leader’s official title. “I think that people thought that this was a joke, and Dennis Rodman is just doing ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rodman says he's going to North Korea for fun, not politics

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 01:23pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Retired NBA star has no plans to discuss politics with Kim Jong-un during his stay in North Korea but just wants to play ball, he says Retired US basketball star Dennis Rodman said on Thursday he was not going to North Korea to talk about politics or human rights, despite political tension surrounding the execution of leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle. Rodman has ...




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