A Chinese magazine featuring a front page story on the future successor of North Korea in Beijing
A Chinese magazine featuring a front page story on the future successor of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il at a newsstand in Beijing October 13, 2010. A top North Korean official has made the first public comments that Kim Jong-il is likely to be succeeded by his youngest son, Kim Jong-un. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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 official media, blaming the U.S.-South Korean naval exercise, said Tuesday tensions on the Korean Peninsula have not eased as assumed.
North Korea replaced its hard-line defense minister with a younger and little known commander, Gen. Jang Jong-nam.
North Korea has named a younger military officer to head the nation's army, possibly signaling Pyongyang wants to reduce political tensions, an analyst says.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un via Twitter to release a U.S. citizen sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
South Korean police say they prevented protesters from launching pamphlet-carrying balloons from the demilitarized zone into North Korea Saturday.
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.
The United States urged North Korea to grant amnesty and release U.S. national Kenneth Bae, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in that country.
Seven South Koreans remained at the idled inter-Korean industrial complex in the border town of Kaesong in North Korea Tuesday, with its future unknown.
United Press International