More citizens are using the pins featuring pictures of former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in place of cash.
Payoffs make a usually difficult and time-consuming task easier and faster in the Hermit Kingdom.
Freedom House names North Korea, Chinese-ruled Tibet among ‘worst of the worst.’
Tightened security at the border with China brings demands for a greater share of profits.
An East Asia expert says he doesn't think anybody is going to be fooled by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's offer to hold talks with South Korea.
Exports slow due to Chinese sulfur regulations and power shortages at home.
Lighter packs and gear are being tested in selected areas before nationwide implementation in April.