DW's Philipp Abresch takes advantage of a rare opportunity to travel to North Korea. The birthrate is purported to be on the rise in a maternity hospital, and modern high rises fill the landscape. Are things as rosy in the North Korean countryside?
As North and South Korea engage in talks, a group of 20 countries has said Kim Jong Un needs to be forced to the negotiating table. Pyongyang has said it would send a cheer squad to next month's Winter Olympics.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the first talks with the North in two years were a good start. He said the next step was to get the North to talk nuclear disarmament.
South and North Korea have agreed that Pyongyang will send a 140-strong orchestra to perform at next month's Winter Olympics. The agreement has come as the two sides continue to hold rare working-level talks.
The two Koreas have agreed to discuss plans by Pyongyang to send an art troupe to perform at this year's Winter Olympics. The South has also proposed that the two countries should field a combined ice hockey team.
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