Friends say the Korean-American who walked into North Korea was a committed Christian activist.
A steep increase in the value of North Korea’s currency appears aimed at choking off one of the country’s most reliable sources of goods.
An elite North Korean defector says bribery is just business as usual.
North Korea may curb mining ventures with China to develop its own industry.
The Obama administration faces new calls for a more robust stance toward Pyongyang.
Hundreds of bunkers are decoys, a defector says, while hundreds more contain material for a possible invasion.
More North Korean missile tests miss the mark.
Thai authorities detain a group of would-be North Korean defectors.
They flee North Korea and often hide for years in China to get to South Korea. Then comes the hard part.
Like instant noodles, instant coffee now has an elite following in North Korea.
A probe into North Korea's mining industry is under way in a bid to reduce graft.
Defectors give an account of how and why they fled North Korea.
As China tightens security ahead of a major anniversary, North Korean refugees are even less welcome.
A budget food item in South Korea is now a prized gourmet item across the border.
Poetry by teenage North Korean defectors, translated into English for the first time.
North Korean youths often struggle after they defect to the South, but arts and community service programs provide support.
Activists say Chinese authorities have video of North Korean defectors filmed by two U.S. reporters who were jailed by North Korea and then expelled.
North Korea's only major import to the United States has been a highly potent grain alcohol, but new trade curbs are drying up that trade as well.
The luxurious residences of North Korea's leaders stand in stark contrast to reports of the hardships endured by the majority of the country's population.
The U.S. Treasury Department tightens the financial noose around North Korea's deadly weapons program.
Pyongyang hasn't sought reimbursement for expenses related to keeping two U.S. journalists in custody.
Two U.S. journalists held for five months in North Korea touch down in California.
Two young Korean-Americans make a documentary about families forcibly separated after the Korean War.
A special pardon is issued to two detained U.S. journalists after former U.S. President Bill Clinton meets with North Korea's leader. Will Clinton's visit open other windows for talks?
A new organization in South Korea works to educate the public about North Korea's history of abductions.
The United Nations takes aim at firms and individuals linked to Pyongyang’s deadly weapons program.
The Obama Administration announces new sanctions on companies with ties to North Korea.
As North Korea tests its expanding arsenal of deadly weapons, millions of its most vulnerable people face grave food shortages.
After almost five decades of searching, a Romanian woman finally gets news of her North Korean husband. But questions remain.
Tensions escalate over an inter-Korean economic zone launched during a period of relative detente.