A day after North Korea said it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb, South Korea has canceled all cross-border initiatives. The government also announced the resumption of high-decibel propaganda broadcasts into the North.
Washington is at a turning point in its North Korea policy, with a new terror blacklisting and a more aggressive sanctions regime that is drawing the ire of China and further isolating the embattled regime in Pyongyang.
The UN Command has released a video showing the dramatic scenes at the border as a North Korean soldier defected. As they tried to stop him, the soldier's colleagues may have violated the terms of the Korean War truce.
Concerns about radiation and contamination are on the rise on the Korean Peninsula following the North Korean regime's nuclear tests. But claims made in this regard by North Korean refugees are hard to prove.
Ahead of a visit to Seoul, Jens Stoltenberg has urged UN members to implement sanctions against North Korea. Meanwhile, China and South Korea are to work together to persuade the North to give up its nuclear program.
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