A typhoon that smashed South Korea, ripping off roofs and knocking out power to over 1,600 households, made landfall in North Korea early Thursday.
North Korea joined in Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday, beginning with a traditional show of loyalty for the country's former leaders.
Experts have suggested the symbolic footage is the precursor for a major policy announcement.
The announcement suggests that the country is preparing to do something to provoke the United States if Washington doesn't back down and make concessions by the end of the year.
A judge awarded Washington ownership of the Wise Honest after two families with claims against North Korea agreed to cooperate with the action.
North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, blamed the US for their inflexibility, saying the negotiators from Washington would not "give up their old viewpoint and attitude."
An isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm was the setting on Saturday for the US and North Korea to resume nuclear talks.
Amidst joint US military exercises with South Korea the North fires an unidentified projectile and declares talks with the south "over"
The 8th edition of the annual contest for sculptures in hay and straw ended on Sunday in the French Alps.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un commemorated the 25th anniversary of the founder of the reclusive communist country's death.
The US women's football team celebrated their victory in NYC.
North Korea says U.S. 'hell-bent on hostile acts' despite wanting to talk
"I think they agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden," the White House press secretary said in an exclusive interview.
U.S. seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions
The 17,000-ton freighter, called the Wise Honest, was stopped in Indonesia last year after it was found to be carrying coal.