Extraditing Mun Chol Myong to the United States would violate his rights, defense lawyer says.
Drill occurred on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the last major inter-Korean skirmish, at Yeonpyeong island.
Sources say Chinese authorities are less likely to bust seafood smugglers this year.
Eyeglasses made in South Korea are seen as higher quality than more easily procured Chinese or North Korean ones.
Workers must pay their own way home, and trains are cheaper than flights.
Harsh sentence signals more scrutiny for the Hwagyo community.
NGO directed 13 refugees through China and Southeast Asia to safety using mobile phones last month.
Sources suspect the new cards are a plot to figure out who has fled the country.
Government inspectors and military officials alike gripe about supply and personnel shortages as they try to whip the military into shape.
Critics say deportation was unconstitutional and possibly in violation of international law.
Latest incident leaves locals fearful of soldiers working at state-managed construction zone.
Survey by South Korean university asks 116 refugees to state reasons for Pyongyang’s economic problems.
Confections are sold at 10 times the cost of their raw materials in cash-grab at expense of grains.
People dislike being mobilized or forced to donate supplies to prepare for the supreme leader’s frequent visits.
Crackdown forces smugglers doing business with Chinese to lay low, as inflow of contraband comes to a halt.
Pyongyang claims it is HIV and AIDS-free, but U.S. journal says 8,300 or more in the country live with the disease.
Citizens can’t believe Kim spoke negatively about previous leaders and trade officials worry that bulldozing buildings will scare off Chinese investors in other projects.
Experts say Kim’s move is another ‘nail in the coffin’ for inter-Korean relations.