Dec 19, 2011 Now that Kim Jong-Il is no longer the leader, questions remain as to what direction his son Kim Jong-Un will to to help, or hurt, his country.
Dec 19, 2011 Will Kim Jong-Il's death mean North Koreans can get connected?
Dec 19, 2011 Under Kim Jong-Il, North Korean society was sharply divided between rich and poor, and great emphasis was put on building up the military.
Dec 19, 2011 The death of Kim Jong-Il still leaves much to be determined before the U.S. will ever remove sanctions against North Korea and engage in an economic relationship with the country
Dec 19, 2011 With inflation soaring, the last few years have been particularly difficult for the North Korean people, and that isn't likely to change right away
Dec 19, 2011 Death of dictator creates a new region of uncertainty. What it means for North Korea's economy, the U.S. and neighboring countries as the nation's military decides whether to accept Kim Jong-Il's son as leader.
Jan 11, 2012 After six decades under a bungling dictatorship, North Korea is a country with virtually no economy at all.
Dec 9, 2011 Delegates are expected to stay up late into the night at the UN climate summit, and rumors are swirling that baby steps are being taken towards a legally-binding climate change deal by 2015.
Dec 9, 2011 European leaders meet in Brussels for yet another summit to determine the fate of the EU, and Britain has announced it won't sign off on any fiscal union. Another summit wraps up in South Africa today, as the UN concludes its climate talks. Richard Cordray was blocked by Senate Republicans from an appointment as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.