Pyongyang is ramping up its nuclear and missile programs after a successful rocket launch Feb. 7. US officials warn that the North is trying to obtain weapons-grade fissionable material from a previously shuttered reactor.
The Chinese New Year officially began on Monday. This year marks the year of the monkey, an animal characterized as intelligent, witty, curious, and playful.
North Korea has announced plans to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit sometime in February, stoking concerns that the nation may actually preparing to test a ballistic missile.
International experts suspect that the country's satellite rocket launches are meant to disguise ballistic missile tests banned by UN sanctions.