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.
South Korea has demanded the release of two of its citizens being held by the North on allegations of spying. Seoul has also denied that the two men were involved in espionage operations against the North.
North Korea's government has sent thousands of bonded laborers abroad, to countries like China and Russia, where they work every day under inhumane conditions to earn their bread. One such laborer tells his story to DW.
Firefighters from North and South Korea are fighting a wildfire Monday that’s threatening the Kaesong join industrial zone, where workers are trapped. Both sides have blocked access to the zone because of the blaze.
South Korea has vowed to bolster cyber security after hackers allegedly targeted nuclear plants. Seoul claimed that intention of the breaches was to cause a malfunction and promote civil unrest, endangering lives.