A North Korea expert and former US negotiator says Kim Jong Un should forgo weapons tests and return to talks.
A shortage of chemical fertilizer this year means residents must be mobilized to work in the fields instead of going shopping.
Even the highest rated countries in the region are still corrupt.
Jan. 7 killings in Yanggang province were apparently sparked by bullying of young conscript, sources said.
Chinese and North Korean Traders are quietly shipping popular South Korean ramen and specialty barbecue sauces, a show of Seoul's soft power that bothers Pyongyang.
Expert says North Korea advertises and exaggerates its missile plans because it wants to make the U.S. feel threatened.