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December 19th, 2013
08:54 PM ET

Paddy Power bets on Dennis Rodman in North Korea

"I am just going to play basketball over there and have some fun."

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea early Thursday morning for third round of what many call - Basketball diplomacy.

He may be the first westerner to meet with his 'friend' Kim Jong Un, since the dictator had his uncle executed for treason last week.

Dennis Rodman lands in North Korea to train basketball team, news agency says

Rodman told reporters "It has nothing to do with me, it has nothing to do with me. I mean, whatever his uncle has done, and whoever's done anything in North Korea, I have no control over that. I mean, these things have been going on for years and years and years."

Rodman says he'll spend four days training the North Korean basketball team and will return in two-week with 12 former NBA players for an exhibition game.

As for politics, he says he's not interested, and despite a plea from Kenneth Bae's sister, he has no plans to discuss the detained American with Kim Jong Un.

Dan Simon has more on Rodman's trip and the controversial betting website, Paddy Power - who is paying for it.


Filed under: Diplomacy • International • News • North Korea • Sports
December 18th, 2013
08:14 PM ET

Diplomatic incident puts spotlight on treatment of domestic workers

New details are emerging about the housekeeper at the center of the arrest of an Indian diplomat.

The housekeeper's lawyer tells CNN the diplomat paid her just $3 per day and that she was constantly overworked and exhausted. Shockingly, this is a serious problem in this country.

As CNN has reported in the past, the U.S. State Department has been taking steps to more aggressively police the practice of foreign diplomats essentially treating their employees like indentured servants on American soil.


Filed under: Crime • Diplomacy • International • News
December 18th, 2013
07:38 PM ET

Diplomat's arrest raises tensions between U.S. and Indian governments

Former Undersecretary of State and longtime diplomat Nicholas Burns is OutFront to discuss the controversy over an Indian diplomat being strip-searched after she was arrested on visa fraud charges.


Filed under: Crime • Diplomacy • International
December 18th, 2013
07:34 PM ET

Outrage in India growing after diplomat arrested, strip-searched in NYC

A show of remorse from America's top diplomat to India.

Secretary of State John Kerry expressed regret for the strip search of an Indian diplomat after she was arrested in New York City on visa fraud charges.

The incident has caused an international uproar, with the Indian government retaliating against the U.S. by removing security barriers outside of the American Embassy in New Delhi.

CNN's Deb Feyerick has more on the allegations against the Indian diplomat.


Filed under: Crime • Diplomacy • International