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.
Monday morning brought with it speculation that North Korea might be preparing another nuclear test, which would be an escalation of an already tense situation. But by afternoon, South Korean officials walked back that idea. But tensions remain high.
North Korea's dictatorial regime tries to control what outsiders know of North Korea and what North Koreans know of the outside world. A new WGBH Frontline documentary offers a rare glimpse of life inside the country... gathered from film smuggled out by undercover reporters.
North Korea's Kim Jong-un used his New Year's Day address to extend an olive branch to South Korea. In his televised message, Kim offered to hold high-level talks with the South — if certain conditions are met.