Information stolen from computer in South Korean resettlement center.
Regime's openness about shortcomings seen as departure from previous eras.
Authorities are failing to stop corruption in the KPA as officers struggle on low salaries.
Robert Collins report focuses on the suffering of ‘Ma and Pa Kim’
Minerals and seafood are smuggled out, while oil is smuggled in, sources on the border say.
Lecture materials shower supreme leader with adulation, but attendees collectively roll their eyes.
Freeze on working visas thins the numbers of North Korean musician-waitresses in Vladivostok
Many who remain work illegally on tourist visas.
Gudzon Shipping in dire straits for its role in ship-to-ship oil transfers
Once central to North Korea’s coal-laundering operations, international pressure forces Nakhodka to back off on illicit trade
At year’s end, provincial shops and restaurants struggle as local markets flooded with instant noodles