North Korea

Talks are a sign of better relations after tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear programme.
US demands direct action by China
Over the past two years, North Korea has moved from a starter nuclear program to possessing the technology to at least strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.
If North Korea were to use its nuclear weapons, it would be suicide. But that doesn't mean it loses
Here are the key dates in Pyongyang’s quest to develop a missile capable of hitting the United States.
North Korea shot a missile over Japan. It seems Japan didn't know what to do.
This is the first time that a missile from the North Koreans has gone this far.
North Korea has a long track record of issuing threats and ultimatums that don’t necessary lead to action. Then again, when it does act - often without warning - it can be fatal.