CNN's Brian Todd investigates the indoctrination of children in North Korea's propaganda culture.
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As rumors swirl about North Korea's nuclear capabilities, CNN's Tom Foreman explains what it takes to launch a nuke.
(CNN) – Delivering a direct message to North Korea's young leader Thursday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Kim Jong Un to focus less on making threats against the United States, and more on improving conditions for his own people.
"I would strongly ask him to, first of all, refrain from taking any such provocative measures, which is clearly in violation against the Security Council resolution and against the expectation of the international community," Ban said during an exclusive appearance on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
CNN's Brian Todd talks to a former North Korean spy who defected and is now fears the worst amid the latest threats.
There is concern in the international community that Iran and North Korea are cooperating on nuclear development. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.
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CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Anthony Bourdain about his new CNN show, "Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown," in which he travels around the world to places including Congo, Libya and Myanmar.
"I'll continue to travel the world on my stomach," Bordain says, but adds that he can now go to areas that "would have been impossible with another network."
On whether he will travel to North Korea, Bordain tells Blitzer he thinks it is inevitable and he'd love to go.
The two also discussed a potential barbecue in the Situation Room.
"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” starts Sunday at 9pm ET and PT on CNN.
Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and CNN's Wolf Blitzer discuss China's weakening influence in North Korea.
CNN's Chris Lawrence investigates who is bankrolling North Korean leaders while the country's economy is in shambles.
CNN's Tom Foreman looks back at the history of North Korean threats and the resulting outcome of its brinkmanship.