Tensions remain high on the Korean peninsula, with the US now beefing up its military strength in response to Pyongyang's threats. But former US negotiator Joel Wit sees the North's behavior as rational and predictable.
There's speculation that the North could be planning to launch a missile against an American target this week. Experts don't seem to think that's likely. But which if any American target would be within reach of a North Korean missile?
American Merrill Newman was detained by North Korean authorities in late October as he boarded a plane to leave North Korea. Over the weekend, a video emerged in which he apologized for his actions during the Korean War — including secret support for North Korean rebels.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's John Sudworth, who witnessed today's historic performance by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in Pyongyang, North Korea; Lisa also speaks with British soprano Suzannah Clark
Pyongyang is warning that the two Koreas are inching closer to nuclear war. It's a threat that many South Koreans have been hearing over the years. But this time, residents of the south Korean island of Baengnyeong are taking these threats more seriously.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad has details on Condoleeza Rice's visit to China, as today the Secretary of State urged China to use its influence to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.