March 5, 2013 "In the interest of stopping the Korean conflict, with its great toil of suffering and bloodshed," all sides agreed to the ceasefire. They also agreed to work on a "peaceful settlement of the Korean question." That work remains unfinished.
February 28, 2013 The former NBA star known as "The Worm" visited the Stalinist state to be part of an HBO series exploring cultures around the world.
February 26, 2013 The flamboyant former NBA star, now 51, has gone to the communist country for some basketball diplomacy and to take part in a film being made for HBO.
February 12, 2013 A year ago, there was speculation that Kim Jong Un might be different from his father and grandfather. North Korea's nuclear muscle-flexing has all but silenced that discussion.
February 12, 2013 Analysts also say North Korea's claim that the device was smaller and lighter than ones it previously tested might be a sign it has moved closer to being able to fit a weapon on to a missile. Leaders around the world are condemning North Korea's actions.
January 23, 2013 The threat follows the U.N. Security Council's condemnation Tuesday of North Korea's rocket launch in December. A U.S. official in Seoul said any such step by Pyongyang would be a "mistake."
January 7, 2013 Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, has landed in North Korea. His trip there is a bit of a mystery. North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong Un, recently set out a series of policy goals that included expanding science and technology as a way to improve the North Korean economy in 2013.
January 3, 2013 Kim Jong-un's wife, Ri Sol-ju, has been shown in new images looking much slimmer than she was just a few weeks ago.
December 13, 2012 NBC News reports that U.S. officials tracking the object warn it isn't orbiting normally. South Korea's defense ministry says it may be a couple more weeks before it's known for sure if the satellite is circling the planet safely.
December 12, 2012 Although North Korea claims the launch was a scientific endeavor to put a satellite in orbit, the U.S. and its allies were quick to call it a long-range missile test. That may conjure up visions of nuclear missiles, but strategy experts say such technology is still out of reach for Pyongyang.
December 12, 2012 Japan says North Korea's action was intolerable. The White House calls it a "highly provocative act." The U.N. Security Council is expected to meet later today. North Korea, though, insists this was a peaceful mission to put a satellite in orbit. It celebrated its accomplishment.
December 11, 2012 The launch, which defies warnings from both the U.N. and the U.S., comes just days before the presidential election in South Korea. There was no immediate word if Wednesday's launch was successful. A previous attempt in April failed.
December 4, 2012 As the first anniversary of Kim's death approaches, North Korea's official news agency has produced a somber tribute to his favorite parka.
September 27, 2012 The 105-story skyscraper has been under construction for 25 years. A tour company has released photos showing where things stand and says the hotel may finally be finished in two or three years.