In a show of force following North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the US and South Korea offered up their own joint missile test drill. Will an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council help de-escalate the situation?
US President Donald Trump said there was a "good chance" of securing the release of Americans held as prisoners in North Korea. CIA Director Mike Pompeo also raised the issue during his secret talks with Kim Jong Un.
The meeting between Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state and Kim Jong Un raises the stakes for potential future talks, a former Pentagon official says. A big issue will be that of American prisoners.
A week before his summit with Kim Jong Un, South Korea's Moon Jae-in says North Korea wants "an end to the hostile relations." Moon's comments come as the US vows to "maintain pressure" on North Korea to denuclearize.
Families of Japanese held captive for decades in North Korea have little hope that dialogue between Seoul, Washington and Pyongyang will result in their loved ones being released. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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