Sources say that in the camps, rights abuses and death are common occurrences.
As workers who left the Russian Far East city on visa runs have not returned, residents wonder why sailors are there
Travelers from North Korea must now find other means of watching South Korean TV in China.
A shot of boiling water to the larynx renders Pyongyang's balcony-raised chickens mute for life.
Price of pork remains stable as sources believe pork is being smuggled in.
Food shortages loom and the regime begs the UN for food while refusing smaller donations.
Panels with patriotic slogans are being installed to motivate the public while drawing attention away from sanctions.
Merchants and traders try to import “U.N. medicine” from China.
Train passengers going to or from drug hub city of Hamhung must be prepared for excessive inspections.
New UN report shows that North Korea’s market economy is designed for officials to extort the people.
North Korean agents in China to catch defectors allegedly smuggled drugs when they entered the country.
Companies continue to use South Korean machinery to make products to be smuggled to China and other countries.
North Korean regime cracks down on women learning Chinese, accusing them of preparing to defect.
Controversial religion spreads to the capital city through trade workers.
NGO says Beijing is legally obligated to help the seven because they could be tortured upon return.
North Korean migrants driven to suicide by harsh conditions and inability to save money.
Prices usually spike prior to the barley harvest, but this year only slightly increase.
Fellow inmates have likened the killer of an abusive guard to an admired anti-Japan independence fighter.
With the economy hard hit by sanctions, more North Koreans are taking out high-interest loans.
Experts warn U.S. not to give concessions to Pyongyang or match its provocative moves.
Hungry kids drop out of school to peddle charcoal at dawn.
Doan Thi Huong is freed nearly two months after her Indonesian co-defendant was released from Malaysian custody.
Hospitals for political elites take bribes from commoners for better care.
Defectors’ family members and famous defector Thae Yong-ho present at rally.
Defector group arrested last week near Shenyang includes nine-year-old girl.
Residents resentful that loans aren’t made to companies that would improve their lives.
Putin says North Korea needs security guarantees from the U.S., hints at six-party talk revival.
Respondents report increases in employment, wages and job security compared to 2017.
Preschools meant to prevent mothers from ‘using their kids as an excuse’ not to work.
Forced to give monthly ‘offerings’ to the regime and unable to save any money, the Vladivostok worker jumped to his death.