The plant could not likely obtain material necessary for its operations under sanctions supported by China, a source says.
North Korean media meanwhile highlight joint performances calling for 'unification' of the Korean peninsula.
Busloads of workers are seen going into China, with fewer seen making the return trip.
The vehicle, a military jeep, was being moved with the help of one Chinese unit, but was seized by another on the Yalu River.
State security agents have been brought in from the capital to replace local security forces deemed not up to the job.
Previously catering to foreign businessmen and other visitors, the bars no longer make money for the regime, sources say.
"I don't favor military action to eliminate the North Korean nuclear program," says John Bolton, President Trump's designated national security advisor.
The weapon, a pistol, was found in an extra bag carried aboard by a North Korean worker returning home.
Vietnamese defendant’s attorneys present a history of filmed tricks to bolster scapegoat claims.
The beer made from smuggled hops can be distinguished from the original only by experts, sources say.
South Korean broadcasts raise expectations that sanctions may be dropped, and trade resumed.
Police chose not to investigate suspect’s whereabouts in days leading up to the murder, attorney says.
Vietnamese suspect’s attorney begins his cross examination of lead investigator.
But observers say that talks alone are unlikely to lead to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
Officials are holding mandatory lectures to sing the praises of Kim Jong Un’s new projects to merge the two Koreas.
South Korean envoys say the North’s leader wants security assurances from Washington in exchange.
The change will give missile researchers and developers access to the same benefits that residents of the capital receive.
Trucks now run empty to the border with China and charge reduced rates for carrying goods on the return trip.
Defense attorney presents photo showing Kim with an alleged intelligence agent in a resort hotel.
Washington also proposes more multilateral sanctions at the UN to target coal and oil smuggling by the Kim Jong Un regime.
United Nations sanctions require countries to send back North Koreans abroad who earn hard cash for the rogue regime.
Defense continues cross examination of lead investigator in murder of North Korean dictator’s estranged brother.
Wealthy citizens and high-ranking officials are increasingly converting their Chinese yuan to greenbacks.
Requisitions of rice, corn, and fruit for holiday gifts for schoolchildren and party executives reduce supply, drive up cost.
The move comes as Pyongyang fears embarrassing defections during the Winter Olympics in rival South Korea.
Siti Aisyah met with a North Korean suspect in Phnom Penh weeks before the assassination.
While host South Korea hopes for dialogue and deals, the US calls for maximum pressure on the North.
Sources say the order is meant to avoid any ‘incident’ during the sensitive event on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Residents of North Hamgyong province are fed up with contributing food and money for the schemes.