Stiff fines on wealthy businessmen seen as new source of foreign income
Perks and prestige have declined for officers as nation shifts focus to economic development.
The laptops are much in demand by officials and students in Pyongsong city, North Korean sources say.
Authorities fear Moon Jae-in may now be favored in popularity over Kim Jong Un, sources say.
A ‘special investigative team’ is deployed to jam and locate the devices during the sensitive meeting.
One analyst said the Pyongyang agreements were "modest but sufficient" to move US-North Korea talks forward.
Authorities tighten security in the capital as talks between Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in get under way.
The money was taken from cash gifts offered to North Koreans by their South Korean relatives, sources say.
This year's performances highlight the 'long-term' friendship between North Korea and China.
Park Jin Hyuk hacked for North Korea's government or ruling party, the U.S. Treasury Department says.
Many had watched the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, in which North Korea placed poorly.
Authorities profit from the trade in mushrooms meant to raise funds for Pyongyang, sources say.
The move violatesUN sanctions on the export of seafood for badly needed foreign cash.
Exhausted by rehearsals for a national holiday, many show anger at being forced to take part, sources say.
The sanctions-hit regime is using the event to entice traders and entrepreneurs to pump money into the country.
Nonconforming fashions and hairstyles are forbidden, with youth groups sent out to force compliance.
Date has not been set for trial of Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong to resume.