North Korea

NPR's Rob Gifford reports that Secretary of State Madeline Albright made a historic trip to the capital of North Korea today. She met for three hours with the country's leader, Kim Jong-Il. Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have been decreasing steadily, especially since North and South Korean leaders met in June for their first summit. U.S. officials say if the talks today and tomorrow produce progress on issues such as North Korea's missile program, President Clinton could visit North Korea before he leaves office.