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North Korea is ahead of schedule as it takes the first steps to launch its rocket. Meanwhile, radio in Pyongyang reports on the recent failings of the South to launch its own rockets. Is this a space race?
Kim Jong Un asserts his control over the North Korean military by replacing another top general with the commander said to be behind the sinking of the Cheonan and shelling of Yeonpyeong Island
After talks between North Korea and Japan were held in Mongolia earlier this month, Japanese officials have announced negotiations between the two states will continue in Beijing next week.
Two years on from the bombardment of Yeonpyeong island, controversial military exercises look set to go ahead. What is it that makes these islands and waters so disputed?