Defying UN resolutions once again, North Korea has launched missile tests. South Korean observers say that the missile in question was medium range, which means it could reach Japan
US President Donald Trump has praised his own ability as an arbitrator, offering to mediate in the South China Sea dispute. However, diplomatic skills were not very evident in his latest taunt to North Korea.
Beijing is set to send a senior Communist Party official, Song Tao, to Pyongyang with the official task of reporting on the recent Party congress. China dismissed the claims the move was linked with Donald Trump's visit.
North Korea's "new vessels" may be relatively advanced, but they pale in comparison with the US naval assets that they face. So why is Pyongyang lavishing millions on these submarines? Julian Ryall reports.
Some catch forbidden programming via shortwave radios, others secretly watch South Korean TV. Denied access to information from abroad, North Koreans have inventive ways of following the news.
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