Sources say Pyongyang relies on workers abroad to generate governing funds.
The move is aimed at 'revitalizing' party activities, sources say.
U.N. special rapporteur on North Korea says the prison camps “have been uppermost” in the concerns of the international community.
The homes are vacant despite a severe housing crisis.
The Swedish government through its embassy in Pyongyang helps obtain his release.
They say the government has broken its promise ensuring they keep almost one-third of the grain they produce.
A human rights expert says that North Koreans should be free to choose their leaders.
A newspaper shows photos of the dictator standing with the apparent aid of a walking stick.
The still-unregulated private system is quickly replacing the government postal service.
Students are not the only ones learning the popular foreign language in the hermit kingdom.
The new officers seek to profit from corruption near the capital and the border with China.
A nationwide campaign focuses concern on involvement in 'indecent' behaviors.
Tough new sanctions in proposed US legislation could change Pyongyang's behavior, an advocate for North Korean human rights says.
Children had been submitting newspapers bearing his photo for a wastepaper drive.
Censors remove certain equipment from television sets ahead of the Asian Games.
Thousands of families are being forcibly resettled and businesses shut down or closed.
Agricultural goods are easier to conceal than metal goods, sources say.