Governments around the world have condemned North Korea for conducting its third nuclear test since 2006. Pyongyang confirmed the test hours after seismic sensors registered a possible underground explosion.
A new report by the United Nations nuclear watchdog says North Korea may be operating a reactor at its main nuclear facility in Yongbyon. The site has previously been associated with the production of nuclear weapons.
Pope Francis ended his visit to South Korea, urging Koreans to unite as "one people" and put their suspicions of each other to one side. The address came as the South launched a military drill with the US.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in South Korea on Thursday. DW takes a look at the economic and political ties between the two neighbors, and their mutual interests in the fate of North Korea.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's South Korea visit sends out a number of messages not only to North Korea but also to Japan and the US, analyst Aidan Foster-Carter tells DW.
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