Yoji Gomi, the author of a book on the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, gives his thoughts on the murder.
South Korean officials 'certain' victim is half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
Victim named as 46-year-old Kim Chol in passport, officials say.
Security Council says missile launch Saturday and last October violate sanctions and threaten peace.
Pyongyang' first missile launch of 2017 comes as Trump reaffirms close alliance with Japan.
AEI scholar says a sustained, multifaceted effort at 'threat reduction' needed after 25 years of failed nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang.
Pyongyang’s old standby mobilization method finds fewer takers than before.
Andrei Lankov says North Korea will behave more rationally now that it must deal with an unpredictable Trump administration.
Domestic products are being passed over in favor of more expensive products imported from China.
The products were left behind in the industrial park when South Korea pulled out following North Korean nuke and missile tests.
Designed to bring in foreign currency for Pyongyang, the restaurants are attracting fewer customers as UN sanctions take hold.
A North Korea expert and former US negotiator says Kim Jong Un should forgo weapons tests and return to talks.
A shortage of chemical fertilizer this year means residents must be mobilized to work in the fields instead of going shopping.
Even the highest rated countries in the region are still corrupt.
Jan. 7 killings in Yanggang province were apparently sparked by bullying of young conscript, sources said.
Chinese and North Korean Traders are quietly shipping popular South Korean ramen and specialty barbecue sauces, a show of Seoul's soft power that bothers Pyongyang.
Expert says North Korea advertises and exaggerates its missile plans because it wants to make the U.S. feel threatened.
The 'defector rapper' Kang Chun-hyok discusses his music, art and why rap is a metaphor for life in North Korea.
Kim's directive is sent to local party leaders, but may also be aimed at corruption in the military.
With high oil prices, North Koreans have again turned to the cheap but dirty fuel to power trucks.
Residents of the Rason Special Economic Zone (SEZ) are making a killing on hemp, a week strain of cannabis popular among some Chinese tourists.
Hundreds more were injured in the accident blamed on poor maintenance of rail lines.
Increased competition leads to pirate raids by military fishing boats and large civilian craft, sources say.
They are taking advantage of a growing demand for private home purchases, though the transactions are forbidden.
Players and coaches can earn much more than ordinary laborers sent abroad to work, sources say.
Resentment of Kim's rule prompts insults spoken widely in private, sources say.
Pyongyang pushes the people to collect the aluminum foil wrappers from cigarette packs as it seeks reflective camouflage.
Pyongyang makes vendors pay more, but gives them a day off to spend pursuing their ideological education.
The trips are officially a thank you for help with the floods, but many see the largesse as a propaganda tool.
Corruption in the police force and the courts is undermining public confidence in justice, sources say.