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January 24th, 2014
07:47 PM ET

Rodman in trouble for Kim Jong Un gifts?

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman could be facing charges for the lavish gifts he gave leader Kim Jong-Un that may have broken international sanctions on North Korea. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: Dennis Rodman • Kim Jong-Un • North Korea • sanctions
January 8th, 2014
08:10 AM ET

Fmr. ambassador: Rodman trip unhelpful

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, former Ambassador and State Department deputy Christopher Hill says Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea is "marginally unhelpful" for U.S. diplomacy - and could negatively impact the struggle to get American captive Kenneth Bae freed from North Korea.

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Filed under: Dennis Rodman • Interviews • Kenneth Bae • North Korea
January 7th, 2014
07:11 PM ET

"Blinded by the payday": David Stern on Rodman's trip to North Korea

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Rachel Nichols, NBA Commissioner David Stern says the ex-NBA players participating in Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea were "blinded by the payday" - and makes it clear that they do not represent the league.

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Filed under: David Stern • Dennis Rodman • Interviews • North Korea
January 7th, 2014
07:02 PM ET

Dennis Rodman erupts in CNN interview

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman angrily defends his trip to North Korea in a contentious interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo. Our own Brian Todd has the highlights - as well as the details of Rodman's itinerary in Pyongyang.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Dennis Rodman • North Korea
January 6th, 2014
06:50 PM ET

Rodman's North Korea basketball birthday party

North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un turns 31 years-old on Wednesday, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman landed in Pyongyang Monday to celebrate. With him, a contingent of ex-NBA players, ready for a friendly game. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.


Filed under: basketball • Dennis Rodman • Karl Penhaul • Kim Jong-Un • North Korea
December 17th, 2013
07:45 PM ET

Dennis Rodman on secret North Korea mission?

As one analysts says, "It's bizarre." Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is making his third trip to North Korea this week, where he will talk basketball and meet with Kim Jong-Un - just as the Korean dictator is shaking up his top leadership after executing his uncle. CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Dennis Rodman • Kenneth Bae • Kim Jong-Un • North Korea
September 9th, 2013
07:29 PM ET

Rodman on defense over North Korea visit

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea to visit his pal Kim Jong Un and discuss diplomacy between the United States and North Korea. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.


Filed under: Dennis Rodman • Jason Carroll • Kim Jong-Un • North Korea
March 5th, 2013
02:07 PM ET

Rodman's bizarre trip to North Korea

"Diplomat" Dennis Rodman just gets weirder. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the latest on Kim Jong Un's new best buddy.


Filed under: Dennis Rodman • Jeanne Moos • North Korea
March 4th, 2013
07:17 PM ET

Dennis Rodman: I love Kim Jong Un

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is being criticized for an interview in which he stands up for North Korea's Kim Jong Un. CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Dennis Rodman • North Korea
March 1st, 2013
07:55 PM ET

NBA commissioner shocked by Rodman trip

NBA Commissioner David Stern weighs in on Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea.


Filed under: Dennis Rodman • North Korea • Sports