After a year of saber-rattling, North Korea may be adopting a softer tone
Lobbing missiles may appear belligerent, but Pyongyang can’t afford hostilities
The apparent test coincides with joint U.S.-South Korea military drills that have drawn the ire of the North.
But Pyongyang remains unresponsive to an offer of help from South Korea
South Koreans crossed the border to meet family members they had not seen since the 1950-53 Korean war. The reunion may have been the last chance for many to see their loved ones.
The lights are off, but everyone’s home
Critics say John Short knew the risks when he took forbidden religious pamphlets into the Hermit Kingdom
First time seeing relatives in decades
A 75-year-old Australian missionary has been detained in Pyongyang—his wife believes the arrest is due to the religious pamphlets he carried into the country
State spending on luxury items rose from an average of $300 million a year under Kim Jong Il, to $645.8 million in 2012
John Short, 75, has been detained since Sunday
Drawings by survivor Kim Gwang-Il were in UN report detailing North Korea’s human rights abuses
Sketches posted by the U.N. on Weibo to accompany a searing report on human rights in North Korea split opinion in the Middle Kingdom