More of North Korea’s elite are choosing to leave the country as their faith in the regime begins to wane.
North Korean security forces, along with Chinese brokers, take bribes to help defectors cross the border.
In fast-developing events on the Korean peninsula, the South proceeds with military drills and the North allows nuclear inspectors to return.
The North warns of a "deadlier" attack, as the South vows to go ahead with a new live-fire drill.
A new scholarship program is established to help North Koreans resettle in America.
Beijing could prevent further provocations by Pyongyang, a senior U.S. military figure says.
North Korean loggers in Russia are producing and selling large amounts of methamphetamine.
North Korean defectors and Korean-Americans call for a stand against future provocations.
A day after North Korea's bombardment of a South Korean island, China is asked to keep its wayward ally in check.
But North Korea's complex program to enrich uranium comes as a surprise to experts.
An artillery attack on a South Korean island kills two soldiers, triggering global alarm.
Former North Korean servicemen flee new jobs worked under difficult conditions.
Prospects for the resumption of talks on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons drive remain clouded.
In an interview, Russian historian Andrei Lankov discusses the six-party talks and discontent in North Korea.
North Korean authorities fear cutbacks in Siberian logging operations will lead to mass desertions.
In an interview, Russian historian Andrei Lankov discusses China's support for North Korea.
A U.S. congressional report says Beijing is not adhering to U.N. sanctions on luxury goods to nuclear-armed North Korea.
A defector becomes the 100th North Korean refugee to resettle in the U.S. after seeking refuge in Russia.
Residents in the North Korean capital are chowing down on an American specialty.
New North Korean missiles can hit U.S. bases on Guam.
Heir apparent joins father in massive military parade.
Hwang Jang Yop is found dead in a bathtub, but foul play is not initially suspected.
Officers voice doubts regarding Kim Jong Un's qualifications as a general.
Satellite imagery reveals excavation at a former North Korean nuclear development site.
Experts say a new rank for North Korea's likely next leader is meant to ensure his legitimacy.
The heir apparent to North Korea’s leader receives a military position ahead of a ruling party conference.
New information reveals that two jailed North Korean journalists died in 2001.
A submerged North Korean city highlights failings in the country's infrastructure.
Food distribution failures in North Korea’s capital hurt morale ahead of an expected power transition.
North Korea’s coach is excoriated in a public meeting.