Local residents say five North Koreans had gone on an armed robbery spree, and three remain at large.
The practice is illegal, as beef is reserved for the country's elites and cows are needed on the farms.
China's need for agricultural workers makes it profitable for North Korean laborers to make the risky crossing.
Cross-border traders report confiscations of goods bearing cross-like designs.
Authorities fear the movies' historical themes critical of corruption and political misrule may be taken to heart.
A report by a group that exposes international organized crime finds that diplomatic involvement in the illicit activity has gone largely undetected and unreported.
In a country with too little food, high-ranking officials are likely abetting the bootleg pork trade with China.
Thousands are forced to work till late at night on a showcase project, with many sleeping at the work site.
The reclusive country needs advanced technology from abroad because it can’t develop its own.
North Korea expert Andrei Lankov says that sanctions don't work when a leader can ignore the views of his country's people.
Authorities have opened the tunnel to motorists even though they have not completed construction.
Kim Jong Un among 16 senior Pyongyang officials blacklisted as Washington tightens the screws on North Korea.
The desire to get their children into a good university and dissatisfaction with state education are leading some to get outside schooling
Mass defection of regime-run restaurant staff to South Korea spurs ideological tightening that inconveniences workers and employers