Citing the United States' postponement of delivery of food aid, North Korea says that it is no longer obligated to hold off on nuclear development.
After weeks of preparation, as well as warnings and condemnation from the international community, North Korea is ready to launch a long-range rocket.
The threat of such a test, coming amid plans to test a controversial rocket this week, is seen as an effort by North Korea to extort more aid from the international community.
A cold soup serves as a cultural tie between North and South Korea.
Conspicuously absent from all images coming out of North Korea are Kim Jong-il's two other sons.