The former NBA star had been criticised by Mr Bae's sister who said his comments could jeopardise his release
Dennis Rodman allegedly implied that Mr Bae might deserve his punishment
Rodman delivered the gift of song alongside the leader's other treat: watching North Korea predictably beat a retired team of NBA players during a ‘friendly’
Speaking to CNN from Pyongyang, Rodman said his visit to North Korea for Kim Jong Un's birthday was a "great idea for the world"
Yes, the programme skewed to the left but, no, it wasn’t tosh
New Year's Day message included call for improved ties with Seoul but also warning of possible 'nuclear catastrophe'
Addressed to the South’s presidential office, the threat was made after effigies of Kim Jong-un were burnt in Seoul
Rodman hopes to organise a match a side made up of ex-NBA stars in January but the US State Department have confirmed Rodman's visit is not a representation of the US government
Five of the seven officials who walked alongside Kim Jong-il’s hearse in December 2011 have been killed, purged or sent to labour camps
As she returns to official engagements, speculation mounts that she condoned the execution
Officers in the military will be particularly nervous
Sources claim 'large numbers' of officials are being called back to North Korea
Most observers say he is a reformer who wants to push his country towards Chinese-style capitalism, something that may have antagonised Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is believed to have dismissed an uncle, a man key to his rise to power, South Korean politicians said, in a move that could help consolidate his power base with a group of younger aides.
North Korea showcased a US veteran on Saturday who they accuse of killing civilians during the Korean War 60 years ago in a video of the 85-year-old making a full 'confession' and apology as if the battles are still continuing today.
Private trade frays at central authority - and that can only be a good thing