The last time North Korea had a transition of power, people in the South feared the outbreak of war. Now they're taking it in stride. And as Jason Strother reports, some see the change as an opportunity for South Korean business.
The South Korean government has asked a group to postpone lighting Christmas Trees along the North-South border, as North Koreans mourn the death of their leader, Kim Jong Il. But Seoul hasn't stopped from sending leaflets denouncing Pyongyang.
North Korea funds 10 high schools in Japan. These schools cater to students of Korean descent living in Japan, and the schools aren't popular with the Japanese government. Reporter Akiko Fujita explains.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins about the future of North Korea's leadership. It's expected that the son of ailing leader, Kim Jong Il is next in line. It also appears that Kim's young sister may play a critical role.
Very little is known about the son of North Korea's Kim Jong Il. A few pictures have emerged showing the rather pudgy young man. Jason Strother reports North Koreans are asking questions about the son's girth while the rest of the country goes hungry.
North Korea was expected to hold a lavish parade for its 60th anniversary, with armaments and military hardware on display. Instead, it was scaled back and leader Kim Jong II was absent. Why? Chinese sources in the South Korean press report that the leader is gravely ill.
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.
What does Bill Clinton's trip to Pyongyang say about the future of U.S.- North Korean relations? The Takeaway's guest, Charles Armstrong, is Director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University.
On the agenda: the latest with Iran and their nuclear program; the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan; China Premier Wen Jiabao's visit with Kim Jong Il in North Korea; and the Supreme Court's new term with new Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
It's our weekly look at the news to watch out for with Marcus Mabry and Rob Watson, including the Dalai Lama's visit to Washington; Hillary Clinton's visit to the Middle East; and Dick Cheney and Joe Biden's battle over defining terrorism.