They say they can access the Internet via wireless networks in the capital.
But the schools are no longer a guaranteed route to elite universities, sources say.
A new study examines the nuclear-armed nation's illicit activities that earn valuable hard currency.
Sources say the strict enforcement targets foreigners and the wealthy.
After working under Jang Song Thaek, they are reassigned to insignificant positions.
The shelling comes amid ongoing joint South Korea-US drills in the region.
Students are 'disgruntled' by the instructions, a source says.
North Koreans shell out hundreds of yuan for China-smuggled cloth for ‘hanbok’ dresses.
Authorities and shipping companies must be more vigilant in enforcing sanctions, it says.
Authorities have arrested guards along the route the 'spy' allegedly traveled, a source says.
They use the smuggled radios to access foreign news and cultural programming.
Some voice concerns over the fairness of the exams and potential problems for traveling to exam sites.
A voluminous U.N. inquiry report finds massive rights abuses in North Korea.
The move is part of a relentless crackdown on allies of Jang Song Thaek.
A new system will require households to sell skins from their slaughtered animals to the authorities, sources say.
The changes dampen military exercises and delay cadre replacements in the ruling party.
A North Korea expert says Pyongyang must re-examine its assumptions about its current situation.
Growth in the sector could ‘fundamentally alter’ the state.
But parents are skeptical about the state’s ability to care for their kids.
An RFA reporter documents the differences in treatment provided to Chinese and other foreign tourists in the 'Hermit Kingdom.'
Officials use family donations of clothing and food to keep prisoners alive for work in the mines.
Jang Song Thaek had allegedly led a 'pleasure' division for Kim Jong Un's father.
The unofficial economy has taken a severe hit in recent months.
The move is to bolster young leader Kim Jong Un's grip on power after his uncle's execution.
He is accused of attempting to overthrow the government of his young nephew.
Analysts say Jang Song Thaek was seen as a threat to Kim’s power.
U.S. asks Pyongyang to release another American citizen in North Korean custody.
The purge of Jang Song Thaek came more quickly than expected, a North Korea expert says.
The products are refused on suspicion of originating in the South.
Jang Song Thaek may have been eased out in a power struggle with the top political operative for the army.