The latest round of nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea ended today without an agreement. That means North Korea joins the list of unresolved foreign policy issues waiting for President-elect Barack Obama. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
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.
Funeral services for notorious dictator Kim Jong Il were held on Wednesday. His passing marks the end of an era for comedians, able to use comic-book like dictators as foils for their comedic endeavors.
North Korea followed through on its threats and conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday, Monday night in the United States, believed to be its most powerful to date. The test was roundly criticized, even by North Korea's lone ally, China. A United Nations Security Council meeting has been called.
In a matter of days, Jang Song Thaek went from being one of North Korea's most powerful officials to being publicly denounced as "human scum" and then, according to North Korean state-run media, being put to death.
Between them, Randy Kaplan and Zoltan Marian have collected more than 2000 autographs of heads of states, royals and popes. They share a kind of ethical code, but differ when it comes to who will they include in their collections.