Kim Jong-un's pal Dennis Rodman now calls macho man Vladimir Putin 'cool'
Kim Jong-un's pal Dennis Rodman now calls macho man Vladimir Putin 'cool'

Controversial American basketball legend Dennis Rodman has branded Russian president Vladimir Putin as 'actually cool' after he returned from a recent trip to Russia filled with praise for another leader with disreputable roots.

Five key dates in North Korea`s sports politics
Five key dates in North Korea`s sports politics

North Korea`s victories at the Asian Games are a new example of how sport, politics and diplomacy are often mixed in dealings with Pyongyang, and by the isolated state`s propaganda machine.

North Korea leader Kim takes aim at archery, soccer success

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has run the rule over some of the country`s archery and soccer talent, offering them advice on how to raise standards and succeed in international competition.

Ex-NBA player `regrets` going on `eerie` trip with Rodman to meet Kim Jong-un

A Former American basketball player has said that he regrets going on the `eerie` diplomacy trip to North Korea with the controversial Dennis Rodman to meet Kim Jong-un.

Rodman checks into rehab center

Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says.

Silver: Rodman brought attention to North Korea regime

While critical of Dennis Rodman`s trips to North Korea, incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the former All-Star also helped raise awareness of leader Kim Jong Un`s "repressive regime."

`Dennis Rodman brought attention to North Korea regime`

While critical of Dennis Rodman`s trips to North Korea, incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the former All-Star also helped raise awareness of leader Kim Jong Un`s "repressive regime."

Rodman `sorry` after controversial North Korea trip

An emotional Dennis Rodman appeared to break down on Monday as he apologised on his return from a controversial trip to North Korea, where he sang "Happy Birthday" to regime leader Kim Jong-Un.

After North Korea, emotional Rodman urges no politics for a day

Rodman, who calls himself a friend of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, apologised for the comments made during his visit to North Korea with a group of fellow US basketball players.

Tyson accuses Rodman of `treason` for `talking expletive for US` in North Korea

US boxing champion Mike Tyson accused NBA legend Dennis Rodman of `treason` after he seemed to defend North Korea while there for an exhibition game with several former NBA players.

Dennis Rodman apologises for rant, heads to North Korean ski resort

Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman visited a North Korean ski resort on Thursday with dictator Kim Jong Un as a statement was issued on the former player`s behalf apologising for comments he made about an American jailed by Pyongyang.

Rodman apologises for comments in North Korea, says had been drinking

Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman has apologised for comments he made about an imprisoned U.S. missionary in North Korea, a leading channel said on Thursday, quoting a statement.

Dennis Rodman sings happy birthday to North Korean leader

Rodman dedicated the game today to his "best friend" Kim, who along with his wife and other senior officials and their wives watched from a special seating area.

Rodman sings Happy Birthday to North Korean leader after outcry

Dennis Rodman led an auditorium of North Koreans in singing "Happy Birthday" to their leader on Wednesday, a day after the former U.S. basketball star sparked controversy by appearing to suggest a Korean-American was to blame for his captivity in North Korea.

Rodman appears to blame US missionary for North Korean captivity

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 a series of controversial comments by the former US basketball star.

Ex-NBA player says NKorea game dwarfed by politics

Former NBA star Charles D Smith says he feels remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman for a game on the North Korean leader`s birthday because the event has been dwarfed by politics and tainted by Rodman`s own comments.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un`s aunt dies, says report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un`s aunt and Jang Song Thaek`s wife, Kim Kyong Hui, has died.

Dennis Rodman lands in North Korea for basketball on Kim Jong Un`s birthday

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea with a team of retired professional basketball players to mark the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Dennis Rodman says he loves N Korea`s Kim Jong-Un

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman headed to Pyongyang today with a group of former NBA players, saying he will not raise concerns about repression in North Korea because leader Kim Jong-Un is his friend and he loves him.

Rodman leaves North Korea without word if he met leader

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman left North Korea today, but didn`t answer questions from the media on whether he had met with leader Kim Jong Un on his latest visit.