As tens of thousands gather in Seoul to mourn the death of the former president, his 'Sunshine policy' is breathing life into fresh North-South talks.
South Korean President Lee Myung Bak arrives in Washington today seeking a guarantee of American nuclear defense from possible North Korean aggression.
'Dear Leader' Kim Jong Il has reportedly tapped his youngest son as his successor.
Pyongyang may fulfill a vow to conduct another nuclear test, analysts say. It may also be testing US response.
Their assertion boosts US view that Pyongyang used Sunday’s launch to develop long-range missile technology, not to explore space.
Recent moves to possibly test a long-range missile may be aimed at grabbing US attention.
The North claimed to have weaponized plutonium and said its nuclear status would not change. But analysts see bid for attention.