Few believe summit meetings with rival South Korea and the US will improve their lives, sources say.
The warning comes after the North calls off talks with South Korea over US-South joint exercises.
An unknown number are killed or injured when a blaze blamed on faulty wiring sweeps through a workers' barracks.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secures their freedom during an unannounced trip to the North.
High-rise apartments are being offered in Sinuiju city for purchase and investment opportunities, sources say.
A former North Korean diplomat discusses why Kim won’t agree to an irreversible denuclearization.
The coupons, issued to the country's elite, are then sold to ordinary citizens at twelve times their real value.
Pyongyang tells its trade workers to arrange investments, look for openings as tensions ease.
Analysts say definitions and a plan of action are needed to ensure the talks lead to progress.
Others who know about them are reluctant to say so, for fear of the police.
Some say trust must be earned, but others suggest a treaty could ease Kim’s mind over ending his weapons program.
Official media say nuclear production facilities and test sites are being closed, however.
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.