What was once provided for free now commands 1/10 of its weight in food.
Government orders all citizens to wear coronavirus masks publicly, but only if they are “legitimately’ produced.
Experts say border closures in China brought on by coronavirus caused the dramatic decline.
Lectures blame continued border closure on South Korean conspiracy to introduce coronavirus to the North.
Lee Rae-jin details his family’s efforts to find closure after North Korean soldiers killed his brother at sea.
Citizens say arbitrary forced labor order will do little to improve their lives.
Former detainees tell HRW how they survived torture, forced labor and other crimes against humanity.
The Special Rapporteur urges the North to repurpose resources and assess the impact of its controls.
Kim Jong Un’s tearful apology, seen as a reflection of his country's hardship, drew some local mockery.
Experts expect that Pyongyang will display new weapons in what will be the largest parade in country’s history.
Mun Chol Myong’s lawyer says he will appeal the decision to the nation’s top court.
U.S.-based expert says every defection comes with “collateral damage.”
Trade companies used to be the envy of ordinary citizens, but now traders are going bankrupt.
With economy smacked by typhoons and squeezed by sanctions and the coronavirus, people must steal to eat.
Residents say they secretly agree with the slogan, because elites live the good life while they struggle.
Many of the brokers were themselves government agents who deceived their own agencies.
Residents and colleagues see the dismissals in Wonsan as the central government scapegoating local officials.
Analysts see a strategic move behind the rare gesture from Pyongyang amid chilly North-South ties.