Laura Ling and Euna Lee, nabbed along the Chinese-North Korean border, have become players in a much larger drama.
'Dear Leader' Kim Jong Il has reportedly tapped his youngest son as his successor.
Satellite photos show activity at a testing site, say US officials. A successful launch would signal progress toward a nuclear weapons arsenal.
Defense Secretary Gates, off to Singapore for a regional security summit, says US sees no 'crisis' in Pyongyang's 'very provocative' display of force this week.
A Christian Science perspective.
Q&A: Kim Jong Il's drive to make his nation a nuclear power and how that threatens Asian neighbors.
Pyongyang attacked South Korea’s decision to join a partnership meant to block shipments of nuclear materiel.