Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will keep pressuring North Korea to settle the unresolved issue of the abductions of Japanese nationals.
Japanese official Isao Iijima, who made a surprise visit to North Korea this week, met with that country's No. 2 leader, the North's official media said.
An adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made an unannounced trip to North Korea but the object of the visit wasn't clear, U.S. media said.
North Korea's progress in developing nuclear weapons that could reach the United States depends on continued missile and nuclear tests, a Pentagon report said.
Despite the threats, nothing indicates North Korea is planning an attack and it could be looking for a way to retreat from the tensions, a U.S. official said.
North Korea's military, reacting to an anti-North rally in South Korea, Tuesday threatened retaliation without warning if there were more such events.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Monday paid tribute to his late grandfather Kim Il Sung on his 101st birthday, even as his regime kept up its war-like posture.
UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 7, 2013.
While North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un portrays himself as a tough-talking leader, his aunt and uncle are the country's real power, analysts say.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Sunday there's increased worry about North Korea's nuclear capabilities because of Kim Jong Un's questionable stability.