High-ranking authorities and members of the ruling Kim family routinely go to the city-state for medical treatment and luxury goods.
They are ditching their regular cell phones, as censors crack down on users who download foreign movies.
While allies decry senseless act of violence, Pyongyang hails 'righteous punishment.'
North Koreans are illegally crossing into China on the frozen Tumen River.
Deliveries arrive by ship and pipeline under the terms of favorable loans, sources say.
Michael Kirby says COI produced compelling evidence of crimes against humanity in North Korea.
The workers had been ordered to improve acidic soil on local farmland.
Authorities believe that direct contact between the two will bring more money into the impoverished country.
A rights group says the regime monitors phone calls, targets smugglers to close off info flows.
More citizens are using the pins featuring pictures of former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in place of cash.
Payoffs make a usually difficult and time-consuming task easier and faster in the Hermit Kingdom.
Freedom House names North Korea, Chinese-ruled Tibet among ‘worst of the worst.’
Tightened security at the border with China brings demands for a greater share of profits.
An East Asia expert says he doesn't think anybody is going to be fooled by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's offer to hold talks with South Korea.
Exports slow due to Chinese sulfur regulations and power shortages at home.
Lighter packs and gear are being tested in selected areas before nationwide implementation in April.
Sources say the move follows an order to block foreign influences.