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South Koreans in Seoul watch a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observing a missile launch after Pyongyang's latest test was announced on Wednesday. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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A man at a railway station in Seoul watches a television showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch on Thursday. Earlier, North Korea had fired two short-range missiles into the sea. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian student Alek Sigley gestures as he arrives at the airport in Beijing on Thursday. The 29-year-old vanished in Pyongyang more than a week ago. Emily Wang/AP hide caption

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A man waits for a taxi in Beijing as news footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) being greeted in Pyongyang by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is shown on a large screen outside a shopping mall. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing in January. The two leaders plan to meet this week in North Korea, according to state news agencies of both countries. Li Xueren/AP hide caption

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A man believed to be Kim Jong Nam is surrounded by journalists upon his arrival at a Beijing airport in February 2007. Japan Pool via Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Employees peek through the door of a showroom at a food factory in Pyongyang, North Korea. Dita Alangkara/AP hide caption

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Why South Korea Is Sending $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea

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As Asia Transforms, Abe Looks To Clarify U.S.-Japan Alliance In Trump Meetings

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Prelude To A Rumble: In Visit Including Wrestling Match, U.S.-Japan Rifts Exposed

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In this episode last September of News From Soldiers' Hometowns, an evening show on North Korea's Korean Central Television, the show's anchor is interrupted by a presenter who walks on with papers in hand to deliver an update. DPRK Today/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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With New Style And Graphics, North Korea Gives Propaganda A Makeover

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The Trump administration says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship, the Wise Honest, that U.S. officials say was used to transport coal in violation of international sanctions. Department of Justice via AP hide caption

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North Korea on Thursday fired projectiles that are believed to be missiles from the country's western area, South Korea's military says. The same day in Seoul, people watch a TV showing footage of a previous missile launch by North Korea. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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