North Korea's state television aired footage of a musical show marking the birthday of former leader Kim II Sung. It ended with a mock-up video of missiles engulfing the United States in flames.
North Korea agreed to abolish key missile facilities and close its main nuclear site. Kim Jong Un promised to visit Seoul soon – it would be a North Korean leader's first trip to the South's capital since 1945.
North Korea has agreed to take big steps toward denuclearization and rapprochement with the South. But experts remain skeptical about whether these promises will result in any real change on the ground.
Washington is angry at widespread non-compliance with sanctions on Pyongyang and has called an urgent UN Security Council meeting. A new report suggests North Korea is smuggling coal at sea and flouting an arms embargo.
The North Korean regime has staged a massive military parade in Pyongyang to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's founding. It focused on development work and civilian efforts to build the economy.
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