Even the adjusted targets are hard to meet, though, as international sanctions affect foreign trade.
The top floors of many buildings are empty or inhabited by homeless children.
Local offices of the State Security Agency demand goods in exchange for the issuance of travel certificates.
Most see the emergency orders and drills as business as usual, sources in the country say.
Siegfried Hecker says denuclearization is a long-term project that takes a back seat to avoid deliberate or accidental detonation.
Meanwhile, Deputy PM reveals DNA samples were collected abroad from the victim’s son.
To protect child’s safety, officials decline to name next-of-kin who provided a sample.
Some in Seoul fear successor could placate Pyongyang and China, straining ties with the U.S.
Demands for sex and forced prostitution are common in the army and construction brigades, sources say.
Police chief declines to elaborate, citing a need to safeguard “witnesses” who confirmed Kim's identity.
Nine other Malaysians remain stuck in Pyongyang amid diplomatic standoff over assassination of Kim Jong Nam.
Meanwhile, a video of a young man claiming to be the slain Kim's son surfaces.
Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur impose exit bans on citizens from the other country.
Smartphones are randomly inspected and violations punished ‘severely.’
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur condemns North Korean missile launches and announces boycott of football match in Pyongyang.
Missiles land in waters between Korea and Japan, deepening U.S. and its allies commitment to missile defense deployments.
Kang Chol is “persona non grata” and has less than 48 hours to exit Malaysia.
Experts warn the move would provoke an aggressive reaction from Pyongyang.
Foreign ministry condemns use of VX nerve agent on Malaysian soil.
Officials cite lack of evidence in decision to release Ri Jong Chol.
The move is seen as a reprisal for Beijing’s recent ban on coal imports from North Korea.
The number of hackings has risen since North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho's defection to South Korea last August, a computer experts says.
Charge sheets say the killing was committed with four others who are still at large
In Geneva, South Korea calls for collective action against North Korea over assassination.
They can watch only North Korean government-controlled programs in their dorms and places of work.
Malaysian officials have declared airport terminal where attack by poisoning occurred to be safe for travel.
Exposure can cause death in minutes, according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Trips in both directions fall in number following the murder of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother.
A verbal war has erupted and Malaysia has recalled its ambassador to Pyongyang.
Police are asking embassy to hand over a second secretary and state airline worker.