As North Korea ups its military rhetoric, the West has responded with restraint. The US has postponed an unrelated rocket launch from a military base and British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for calm.
The latest cooperation project between the two foes is the first step in creating a joint train system. However, continued US sanctions may make it an impossible dream to realize.
Soldiers shaking hands or shared cultural heritage are part of the ongoing diplomatic rapprochement between South and North Korea. A Berlin exhibition celebrates this idea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to extend an invitation to Pope Francis. The head of the Roman Catholic Church had previously encouraged North and South Korea to resolve their differences through dialogue.
A senior administrator in the French Senate has been detained on suspicion of handing over sensitive information to Pyongyang. The information is "likely to undermine" France, according to judicial sources.
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