While Obama is expected to focus the bulk of his prime-time address to a joint session of Congress on the economy and job creation, other foreign policy priorities interjected in the hours before his speech.
After days of media hype and international anticipation, North Korea’s attempt to put a satellite in orbit was a flop. The rocket carrying the satellite exploded in midair about a minute after liftoff. The U.S.
Smuggled out of Iran in a cake for its world premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, This is Not a Film captures Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi in passive-resistant defiance after Iranian authorities sentenced him to a six-year prison term and a 20-year ban on filmmaking.
Before Kim Jong-il's death the United States offered to provide food aid to North Korea if it halted its uranium enrichment program. North Korea has indicated it may be open to negotiations on such a deal. And, the Obama administration says it plans to shift its military policy toward Asia.
North Korea’s government-run Central News Agency announced yesterday that the body of Kim Jong-il will be embalmed and laid in state next to Kim Jong-un, his father and founder of the communist state. The regime also alleges it will build “smiling portraits” of Kim and “towers to his immortali