News that North Korea had conducted its fifth nuclear test compelled both presidential candidates to respond on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton condemned the action after meeting with national security advisers. Donald Trump tried to tie the North Korean test…
By PBS NewsHour
South Korean officials estimated that North Korea detonated a 10 to 12 kiloton nuclear bomb on Friday, the 68th founding anniversary of the DPRK.
By News Desk
North Korea's launch of another nuclear test has triggered panic in the west. Jeffrey Brown gets an assessment of North Korea's nuclear capabilities from Charles "Jack" Pritchard, former special envoy for North Korea negotiations under President George W. Bush, and…
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.
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.
In other news, the California Supreme Court upheld the state's ban on gay marriage in a 6-1 decision, and U.S. consumer confidence soared to its highest level in May since last September.
By PBS NewsHour
China began inspecting cargo for weapons at the North Korean border Monday after coming under intense pressure to enforce sanctions imposed by the United Nations over the weekend.
The United Nations Security Council agreed Friday to limit sanctions against North Korea after pressure from China and Russia. Experts Ming Wan and Michael Green discuss the U.N. resolution and China's connection to the isolated Kim Jong Il government.
North Korea officials threatened another nuclear test Tuesday unless the United States agrees to hold direct talks. Policy experts discuss President Bush's continued rejection of direct talks and reaction to the test.
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