Bill Clinton arrived in North Korea to negotiate for the release of two imprisoned American journalists. Sang-hun Choe of the New York Times and Jim Walsh, a professor at the MIT Security Studies Program, join The Takeaway with their thoughts.
For more than two weeks, the U.S. government has been closely tracking the progress of a North Korean ship bound for Myanmar. BBC Correspondent John Sudworth joins The Takeaway from Seoul, South Korea, with more of the story.
South Korean newspapers have reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il appointed his youngest son Kim Jong Un as successor. To find out what this means for the future of U.S. relations with Korea The Takeaway talks to BBC's Chris Hogg.
Tensions are rising in Seoul and Pyongyang, that have been building since North Korea started to prepare to launch a satellite. Some countries say they're concerned that the launch will be a long-range missile test.
North Korea has announced that it's preparing to launch a long-range rocket. The launch is raising fears that the long-range rocket technology, with a theoretical range of over four thousand miles, could eventually be used to target Alaska.
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