International condemnation hasn't put North Korea off celebrating its successful rocket launch on Wednesday. Pyongyang believes the launch is evidence that North Korea is a world power.
North Korea has threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross into its waters, after the South fired warning shots. Pyongyang says Seoul wants to kill any chances for dialogue, a claim that is denied.
Europe has decided to follow the lead of the UN, which recently hit Pyongyang with its toughest restrictions yet. The reclusive nation refuses to adhere to a Security Council ban on its missile program.
The North Korean leader's defected relatives have spoken with the Washington Post about the Pyongyang regime. As a child, Kim had a short temper and went on hunger strikes if he didn't get what he wanted, they said.
South Korea's unification ministry has confirmed that a group of defectors from the North had 'broken away.' The number of people in the group has not been specified.
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