North Korean leader Kim Jong Il pardoned two jailed American journalists after a surprise meeting with former President Bill Clinton. Experts examine the implications of the meeting.
As North Korea intensifies its rhetoric and nuclear tests and Pakistan confronts an increasingly extremist insurrection, two Independent Television News correspondents report on the shifting nature of the nuclear threats from those two countries.
By PBS NewsHour
North Korea defied international condemnation of its latest nuclear test, firing two more short-range missiles on Tuesday, a move U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice called "provocative, destabilizing and a threat."…
Four men were arrested Wednesday night in connection with an alleged plot to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down U.S. military planes at an Air National Guard base approximately 60 miles north of New York City.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that Iran had successfully launched a new missile with a range of about 1,200 miles, giving it the capability to hit Israel, southeastern Europe and U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf. Margaret Warner reports on…
A day after the U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's recent rocket launch, Pyongyang said it would pull out of six-party nuclear talks and restart a plutonium reactor. Analysts offer their take on what the rhetoric means.
By PBS NewsHour
North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket on Sunday has brought new urgency to President Barack Obama's stated nonproliferation and arms control goals.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced large cuts in the Pentagon budget that would slash spending on missile defense and traditional war technologies and increase funding for new weapons systems designed to fight insurgencies. An analyst discusses the changes.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice said the Obama administration would seek a global response to the crisis prompted by this weekend's missile test by North Korea.
In other news, North Dakota's Red River Valley is facing potential record flooding as the river rose to its highest levels in recorded history, and the Dow Jones industrial average gained nearly 7 percent for the week despite closing Friday…
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