International condemnation hasn't put North Korea off celebrating its successful rocket launch on Wednesday. Pyongyang believes the launch is evidence that North Korea is a world power.
A North Korean shell has reportedly landed in South Korean territory. The incident prompted the South's military to respond with rifle fire, according to the defense ministry in Seoul.
Navy vessels from North and South Korea have exchanged fire, though without inflicting damage or causing injury. The altercation occurred after a ship from the North crossed into southern waters.
Following their highest level talks in five years, North and South Korea have agreed to resume dialogue; a significant step which represents a break from the recent belligerence, analyst Michael Madden tells DW.
Rumor and counter-rumor swirl as three of Pyongyang's most senior representatives hold out of the blue talks with South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won.
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