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.
Berlin and Seoul set up advisory panel to pass on the foreign policy lessons Germany learned from reunification in 1990, although analysts suggest hurdles are much higher for a divided Korean peninsula.
Rap artist Kang Chun-hyok speaks up. When the Seoul-based refugee from North Korea enters the stage to perform, he provokes with his political lyrics. In a DW interview, he talks about his life story and his motives.
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.
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.
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