All factory and firm employees must have cards by August to receive their salaries.
A technological leap by Pyongyang undermines a US bid to rein in its weapons program.
Andrei Lankov says North Korea presents no good options for Washington, Seoul, Tokyo or Beijing.
Many leave early for 'medical' reasons while conscripts from less influential families must serve for years, often in farming or construction.
At least 140 North Koreans who worked in Sarawak state have been deported.
High school and older students now irrigate crops for hours each morning before school begins.
Former negotiator with North Korea says gestures to Pyongyang to 'improve the atmosphere' could cause the U.S. and its allies to lose sight of their goal.
Chinese and South Koreans fed up with Pyongyang’s foreign policy are eating elsewhere.
Activists say Otto Warmbier case underscores the urgency and depth of North Korea's rights problems.
The high-level managers of foreign currency-generating enterprises are selling the illegal products to officers in the Korean Workers’ Party.
Defense attorney expresses disappointment that CCTV video of crime was not included.
Police Inspector-General would not confirm Japanese newspaper report that amount was $120,000.
Leader Kim Jong Un wants to ‘root out Chinese-manufactured cell phone users’ who have connections to the country’s mortal enemy South Korea.
They shirk regulations and abuse their power to acquire the stands, which generate healthy profits.
Officials get the lion’s share of the payment, after covering operating costs.
Authorities apprehend and beat Kim Seung-mo from Yanggang province upon his return from visiting relatives across the border.
They are paying doctors for fake medical diagnoses that exempt them from performing required labor in the fields.