Pyongyang has ordered an army takeover of an industrial complex run jointly with South Korea. This comes after Seoul pulled South Korean workers off the project in response to a recent long-range rocket launch and nuclear tests by the North.
At a time when the United States is calling for more restrictions on fuel exports to North Korea, Russia may be attempting to avoid the total collapse of the regime in Pyongyang. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The US and South Korea have begun their largest-ever combined aerial drills, days after the North fired its latest ICBM. Pyongyang has labelled the drills an "all-out provocation" and accused the US of "begging for war."
The US has asked Germany and other countries that have diplomatic relations with North Korea to reconsider them. DW examines those that do and those that don't.
With the US sending a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber jet over the Korean peninsula, China has called for more delicate handling of the situation. North Korea has described Trump as "insane."
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