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April 8th, 2013
03:47 PM ET

6pm ET Situation Room special report: North Korean Crisis

Today at 6pm ET, CNN's Wolf Blitzer continues to take us inside the conflict with a special edition of The Situation Room: North Korean Crisis.

South Korean officials fear this could be the week that North Korea goes ahead with a provocative missile launch. North Korea's communist regime warns the region is becoming a "hotbed of war," and tensions are only rising now that the North Korea are pulling workers out of a joint industrial zone near the border.

As Kim Jong Un threatens war, how can he afford to test his weapons and the patients of the world? CNN's Chris Lawrence is following the money.

And some Americans are on vacation in a crisis zone. They'll tell CNN's David McKenzie about their pleasure tour of North Korea.

Also joining Wolf are are Christiane Amanpour, House Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Peter King, Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hlil, Diana Magnay in Tokyo, Kyung Lah in Seoul, Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr, Tom Foreman, and Brian Todd.

RELATED: North Korea says it's pulling workers out of joint industrial zone


Filed under: North Korea • Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
April 8th, 2013
10:42 AM ET

N. Korea to diplomats: Can't protect you

Kim Jong Un warns foreign diplomats that after April 10, he might not be able to protect them if fighting breaks out. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

RELATED STORY: Embassies face decisions as tensions rise in North Korea


Filed under: Barbara Starr • North Korea • World
April 8th, 2013
10:32 AM ET

Who's running things in North Korea?

Kim Jong Un rules, but there are other powerful people in North Korea. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

RELATED STORY: North Korea says it's pulling workers out of joint industrial zone


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • North Korea • World
April 8th, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Perry: background checks a "kneejerk reaction"

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Texas Governor Rick Perry expresses his opposition to universal background checks.

RELATED STORY: Perry 'indeed' open to 2016 bid

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Filed under: Guns • Politics • Rick Perry • Texas • Wolf Blitzer
April 8th, 2013
09:43 AM ET

Rick Perry: Open to a 2016 run

Texas Governor Rick Perry tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he's open to a 2016 presidential run.

RELATED STORY: Perry 'indeed' open to 2016 bid

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Filed under: 2016 election • Politics • Rick Perry • Texas • Wolf Blitzer