North Korea is one of the world's most closed and authoritarian societies. For years, there was next to no private economic activity. But leader Kim Jong-un has been showing a willingness to allow private trading since he took over four years ago.
US President Donald Trump reiterated his country's commitment to the "Indo-Pacific" during his 13-day tour of Asia. DW examines four reasons for Washington's interest in the region.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Beijing to pile pressure on China over the North Korean crisis. The US believes China can do a lot more to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has defended his coalition's two-third majority in snap elections. The victory is historic but comes with many challenges, including how to deal with the North Korean threat. Martin Fritz reports.
Leader Kim Jong-Un has claimed the missile test demonstrated North Korea's ability to strike any target in the United States. China condemned the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test and urged restraint.
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