North Korea and South Korea briefly exchanged fire Wednesday. One analyst suggested that the North is provoking the South in a calculated attempt to get a new peace treaty.
North Korea leader Kim Jong-il's oldest son, Kim Jong-nam, said he is 'personally opposed to the hereditary transfer' of power to his half-brother, Kim Jong-un.
South Korea arrested two North Korean agents who posed as defectors in a plot to assassinate North Korean defector Hwang Jang-yop. The former top official left the North 13 years ago.