US Defense Secretary Robert Gates promised Saturday that the US will not 'stand idly by,' but the communist nation's example could be a case study in how to side-step diplomacy.
Consensus is rising in the international community: Enough cajoling, it's time to get tough.
South Korea joined a US-led program to block shipments of nuclear material. In Japan, a lawmaker urged first-strike capability.
Washington’s response to the rogue nation’s nuclear test Monday is complicated by Pyongyang’s custody of two American journalists.
Monday's explosion – the latest in a series of hard-line moves by Pyongyang – may have been 20 times more powerful than its last test in 2006.
Senior official Choe Sung-chol was reportedly put to death for accepting bribes.
It chaired a special meeting Monday of the Security Council that endorsed the idea of holding a Middle East peace conference in Moscow this year.
US envoy Stephen Bosworth is visiting Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo, after Pyongyang rejected six-party dialogue and threatened to test another nuclear bomb.