July 9, 2012 Video from Pyongyang shows Kim Jong Un enjoying the show as bogus cartoon characters danced. Next to him was a woman who has caused much speculation. Is she his wife or his sister?
April 13, 2012 The disintegration of North Korea's latest long-range missile shortly after liftoff today increases the likelihood that the communist nation will resume testing nuclear weapons or take other provocative steps to show its strength, analysts say.
April 11, 2012 North Korea is pressing ahead with launch preparations for its rocket, which it claims will carry a peaceful satellite into orbit. North Korea also bestowed a new title on its new young leader.
February 29, 2012 Hilary Clinton called what appeared to be a diplomatic breakthrough a "step in the right direction." The agreement comes months after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
December 29, 2011 The North Korean Central News Agency apparently deployed its latest weapon — Photoshop — to digitally remove a small group of mourners from the left edge of the funeral photo. The people watching Wednesday's procession were replaced by pristine snow.
December 21, 2011 While North Korea's official news agency has been reporting about widespread grief following the death of Kim Jong Il, the first descriptions from a foreign diplomat offer a slightly different view.
December 20, 2011 North Korean state media are praising Kim Jong Il's chosen heir and bestowing him with titles — signs that party leaders in the communist state are standing behind the plan for him to succeed his father.
December 19, 2011 The guarded reaction of the Obama Administration to news of the death of Kim Jung Il, the North Korean dictator, compared with the less diplomatic language of the Republican presidential candidates Monday underscored the differences between governing and campaigning. Candidates for the Oval Office often have a freedom that presidents don't have.
December 19, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, remembering the Iraq War, and the legacy of Vaclav Havel. In the second hour, what's next for North Korea, and author Chad Harbach talks about his debut novel, The Art of Fielding.
December 19, 2011 The "Great Successor" who is in line to succeed his father as leader of North Korea is thought to be in his late 20s and to have gone to school in Switzerland. He may speak English. But as with many things in North Korea, much is a mystery.
December 19, 2011 Known for its sometimes irreverent way of illustrating world events, The Economist magazine has over the years been quite creative when it's cover subject was North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (who died Saturday at the age of 69). It's done it again.