Analysts say Jang Song Thaek was seen as a threat to Kim’s power.
Jang Song Thaek may have been eased out in a power struggle with the top political operative for the army.
A 1990s-throwback drama packed with pop culture references is trending among young people, sources say.
Families seek alternative energy sources to combat winter power shortages.
More than a dozen are believed held by authorities in Yunnan province.
Traders prefer South Korean brands that let them text in Korean over similar Chinese models.
The pricey device comes preloaded with reference materials and games.
But the drugs are unavailable to all except the rich, sources say.
Experts tell a UN panel leaders have refused to adopt measures remedying food shortages.
A US-based defector testifies about abuses she and her family endured.
The UN meanwhile presses on with an investigation of human rights abuses in the reclusive state.
But talks have broken down over financing issues.
Kim Jong Un's regime is less stable than his father's was, a North Korea expert says.
Traffic on the Hyesan-Changbai bridge on the Yalu River resumes after more than four months.
Ninety percent of their harvest was taken last year by the military.
They all deal with banks in China, says a weapons expert.
Nearby nuclear tests damaged the dam’s spillway, pushing back its expected completion date.