N Korea's Kim tells Obama to call

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman has returned from his controversial trip to North Korea with a message from its leader Kim Jong-un for President Barack Obama to give him a call. The US last week slammed North Korea for "wining and dining" Rodman.

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Rodman tells Kim Jong-un he has a 'friend for life'

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman told North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, "You have a friend for life", as they sat side-by-side at a basketball game.

Kim Jong-un laughs with Dennis Rodman while watching a basketball game in Pyongyang. Credit: APTN/VICE.com

While the improbable pair watched the Harlem Globetrotters at a Pyongyang gym, Kim told Rodman he hoped his visit would break the ice between the US and North Korea, a spokesman for the VICE media company told the Associated Press.

Dennis Rodman is visiting North Korea with some members of the Harlem Globetrotters. Credit: APTN/VICE.com

Kim and Rodman chatted in English, but the North Korean leader primarily spoke in Korean through a translator, the report added.

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