Readers write about bullet trains in the US, purchasing guns to prevent crime, and the legalization of gay marriage in Iowa.
UN condemnation brings vows from North to restart nuclear program, pull out of six-party talks.
Meet the Kimuras, who haven't bought a major appliance in 10 years and who have made being thrifty an art form.
The 'dear leader' appeared before the Supreme People's Assembly Thursday, which rubber-stamped his election to a third term.
The economy is showing positive signs, but the recession is so deep that most 'best case' forecasts still point to a slow recovery.
Critics say that lax compliance with existing regulations contributed to L'Aquila's high death toll.
A rare public appearance Thursday at the legislature, where he was unanimously reelected, came days after a missile launch.