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.
Politically, North Korea is isolated. Scientifically, less so. An active volcano and plans for a new observatory are showing how cooperative research works there (and where it doesn't).
The Kim-Trump meeting in Vietnam came to an end without concrete results. The confidence-building process between North Korea and the US must soon be followed by multilateral talks with other stakeholders, says Hao Gui.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are sitting down in Hanoi for their second meeting. Denuclearization, sanctions relief and a potential end to the Korean War are all on the table.
As the US pushes North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, non-proliferation expert Akira Kawasaki told DW the US should also be willing to scale down its nuclear capability before making demands on other countries.
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