All factory and firm employees must have cards by August to receive their salaries.
Authorities are now selecting people only from Pyongyang who have children living in the country to reduce the number of defections.
The leader referenced film taken of markets as an impetus for policy change.
Some welcome the country's advance in military reach, while others voice anxiety over possible defeat in war.
A technological leap by Pyongyang undermines a US bid to rein in its weapons program.
Andrei Lankov says North Korea presents no good options for Washington, Seoul, Tokyo or Beijing.
Many leave early for 'medical' reasons while conscripts from less influential families must serve for years, often in farming or construction.
At least 140 North Koreans who worked in Sarawak state have been deported.
High school and older students now irrigate crops for hours each morning before school begins.
Former negotiator with North Korea says gestures to Pyongyang to 'improve the atmosphere' could cause the U.S. and its allies to lose sight of their goal.
Chinese and South Koreans fed up with Pyongyang’s foreign policy are eating elsewhere.
Activists say Otto Warmbier case underscores the urgency and depth of North Korea's rights problems.
The high-level managers of foreign currency-generating enterprises are selling the illegal products to officers in the Korean Workers’ Party.
Defense attorney expresses disappointment that CCTV video of crime was not included.
Police Inspector-General would not confirm Japanese newspaper report that amount was $120,000.
Leader Kim Jong Un wants to ‘root out Chinese-manufactured cell phone users’ who have connections to the country’s mortal enemy South Korea.
They shirk regulations and abuse their power to acquire the stands, which generate healthy profits.
Officials get the lion’s share of the payment, after covering operating costs.
Authorities apprehend and beat Kim Seung-mo from Yanggang province upon his return from visiting relatives across the border.
They are paying doctors for fake medical diagnoses that exempt them from performing required labor in the fields.
They are intentionally infecting mobile phones, computers, and cameras with malware to attack networks and major organizations worldwide.
Individuals and businesses that generate foreign currency are selling what they stockpile at high profit margins.
No date given yet for trial of Indonesian, Vietnamese women in custody in Malaysia.
But authorities fail to curb North Koreans' growing use of cell phones to keep in touch with relatives in the South.
Malaysian official had expressed concern over possibility of poisoning of players by sabotage, if match played in Pyongyang.
Rights groups say heavier penalties means fewer guards offering to help flee the country.
Kim Jong Un’s government rewards them with more food and better housing.
Malaysia will play North Korea in Pyongyang on June 8, Asian Football Confederation announces.
Liberal advocate of dialogue with North Korea may have trouble turning back clock to 'Sunshine Policy' days.
Sources say the move could come as early as May and would seriously affect the North’s economy.