CNBC updates this hour include a Rex Tillerson meeting, a North Korean anniversary, a sheriff and a jailer fight, and a McDonald's proposal.
Here are some of the key stories CNBC is following this hour.
Several media reports in South Korea suggest female assassins attacked Kim Jong Nam with 'poison needles.'
Chinese leaders didn't directly name North Korea but everyone knew who they meant when the warned against "troublemaking on China's doorstep."
South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
North Korea has extended the window for a widely condemned long-range rocket launch by a week after discovering a "technical deficiency", the isolated state's news agency said on Monday.
Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.
In the political world, Kim Jong il of North Korea was a despot and nuclear antagonist. In the sporting world, he might have been the only guy ever to wear platform shoes, a bouffant hairdo and “Dear Leader” embroidered on his bowling shirt.
Sharing perspective on how the death of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il will impact the markets, with Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital co-founder.
North Koreans across the country mourn the death of Kim Jong il, the dictator also known as the "Dear Leader."
A matchmaking agency in South Korea has promoted itself by finding a suitable marriage partner for the son of North Korea’s leader. The NYT reports.