Pyongyang dodges UN sanctions by declaring that coal and other goods come from Russia and China, sources say.
Traders are left hanging in the wind by cash-strapped state-owned firms in North Korea.
Nation reviewing ties with Pyongyang, Najib Razak tells parliament.
But the cost of tiling a private home is enough to feed a family of four for five months.
The camps are set up for criminal rather than political offenders, but brutal conditions prevail.
Investigator names one man, believed to be North Korean, as mastermind of attack.
Prosecutors to show video recordings of two male suspects on Thursday.
North Koreans with relatives in China say they are being forced to go and bring back cash.
Two women on trial complain of fatigue and are pushed around in wheelchairs.
Thai stadium and kick-off time have yet to be determined, football officials say.
Three defense ministers issue a joint statement on margins of ASEAN meeting near Manila.
Pyongyang portion of Asian Cup qualifier was postponed repeatedly after Kim Jong Nam’s assassination in Malaysia.
The four are believed to have directed the murder plot, and are still at large, police say.
They evade tightened border controls by using an unguarded route to cross the Tumen river, sources say.
It remains unclear whether marble and granite are included on a list of banned exports under current United Nations sanctions.
After viewing nerve agent-tainted shirts worn by suspects, defense claims victim’s blazer is missing.
Use of illegally seized assets by North Korea likely to anger South Korea, while sanctions could make it hard for the North to export the textiles.
Chemist’s testimony offers strongest evidence linking defendants to the airport killing.
They go home with bright smiles and colorful clothes as UN sanctions force cancellation of their visas to work.
Witness also says he could not identify Kim’s body through a DNA sample from next-of-kin.
Judge denies defense’s request to include names of four North Korean suspects in court record.
Kim's grandmother Kim Jong Sook is being celebrated this week for her 'achievements' at the country's founding.
Gas stations close for a few days across a province bordering China, causing confusion and boosting prices.
Buildings damaged by the test may soon collapse, residents in a county bordering China fear.
US President Trump condemns the North as a "rogue nation" endangers the US and embarrasses China.
Private trade and smuggling continue, though, with some traders using boats to move their goods.
The North has ignored sanctions, warnings and appeals to come to the negotiating table.
The workers report losing a fifth of their monthly wages with the new currency.
The isolated country routinely employs the tactic whenever sanctions are imposed.
Working in collusion with police, they demand money for permission to load trucks and transport goods.