After a year of saber-rattling, North Korea may be adopting a softer tone
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
Koreans from North and South can only meet at sporadic official reunions, where numbers are strictly limited. At each bittersweet gathering, family members ponder the historical forces that tore them apart
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
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
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
Left wing politician handed 12-year sentence for plotting conspiracy
U.N. Human Rights Council blasts Kim Jong Un’s regime for “crimes against humanity” in new report