Kim Jong-un is named 'Sexiest Man Alive' by the satirical publication The Onion. A Chinese newspaper responded with a 55-page photo spread.
The question now is whether the furor over missiles actually marks another step on the way to a much more serious confrontation, or is simply another exercise in a long-running game of dare.
A rare North Korean parliament session ended without the announcement of major economic policy changes that many outside experts had predicted.
North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un will allow farmers to keep – and sell – surplus crops, reports the Associated Press. The plan mirrors elements of China's farm reforms in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
North Korea and Iran appear to be deepening their nuclear technology relationship under a new agreement reached between the two nations that President Bush labelled part of an 'axis of evil.'
Rather than sending supreme leader Kim Jong-un to a developing nations summit in Iran, North Korea will send their figurehead leader of state, Kim Yong-nam.
Park Geun-hye won her New Frontier Party's presidential primary easily. Polls show Park is ahead of any of the declared liberal opponents by double digits for December's election.
Hu Jintao held a meeting Friday with Jang song-thaek, an uncle of the new North Korean leader, in Beijing.
South Korea prevailed over North Korea in Olympic ping-pong today. It's one of the few contests between the bitter rivals where they're fairly evenly matched.
The UN World Food Programme will start emergency food aid to isolated North Korea, which has been pummeled by a typhoon and flooding.