North Korea's Foreign Ministry hinted on Monday that the country was open to a dialogue with the United States over its nuclear arms program, although it insisted again it would not return to six-party talks.
President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak criticized North Korea's recent provocations Tuesday in the latest round of the ongoing diplomatic standoff. Analysts consider how international pressure and new sanctions may affect the region.
President Obama, standing alongside South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the White House Tuesday, said a nuclear-armed North Korea posed a "grave threat" to the world.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The world's big powers, including Russia and China, are considering sanctions after North Korea conducted nuclear tests. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks with Margaret Warner.
A North Korean court convicted two U.S. reporters of entering the country illegally Monday and sentenced them to 12 years in a labor camp. A professor and the former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea discuss the situation.
By PBS NewsHour
A North Korean court on Monday sentenced two U.S. journalists to 12 years in a labor camp, a move widely seen as a sign the Communist country is looking to escalate its confrontation with the United States.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has signaled he plans to have his third son succeed him, while Pyongyang plans a trial for two U.S. reporters: Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who work for Current TV. Analysts examine the developments.
Amid recent military moves, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has signaled that his youngest son will assume the ruling family dynasty and become the secretive nation's next leader, South Korean news reports said Tuesday.
When North Korea conducted its second underground nuclear test in three years Monday, one of the first places in the world to register anything unusual was the National Earthquake Information Center in Denver, Colo.
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