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.
Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea’s nuclear site. The US says it is closely monitoring the situation on the peninsula ahead of Barack Obama’s tour of the region this week.
Shut-down of the reactor at Yongbyon indicates that Pyongyang is having trouble cooling the plutonium production plant and that a failure in the cooling system could trigger 'the release of radioactivity.'
After several months of conciliatory rhetoric emerging from Pyongyang, the North Korean leadership has gone back to provocative military actions and calling its enemies names.
North Korea has fired shells near the Northern Limit Line, its maritime border with the South. South Korea's military said some shots crossed the boundary, and that it returned fire across the Yellow Sea divide.
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