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.
Chinese firms supply needed fertilizer and seed in return for crops that can be sold for high profits in the fall.