Despite UN sanctions against labor exports, Pyongyang residents see economic opportunities in China, Russia
As families prepare for winter, markets see higher demand for better quality produce.
Men in power 'assault and rape' women at will under the Kim Jong Un regime.
As provinces become exposed to more foreign ideas, coffee culture flourishes.
Illegal procedures proliferate as people in Pyongyang and provinces go plastic.
Ten-year military veteran sent to gulag for crimes against the state.
Stiff fines on wealthy businessmen seen as new source of foreign income
Lack of funds forces security ministry to generate alternative sources of income.
Government officials use brokers to collect bribes in advance of illegal calls in sophisticated web of corruption
Citizens hopeful for removal of sanctions, better relations with Seoul, Washington.
Perks and prestige have declined for officers as nation shifts focus to economic development.
The laptops are much in demand by officials and students in Pyongsong city, North Korean sources say.
Authorities fear Moon Jae-in may now be favored in popularity over Kim Jong Un, sources say.
A ‘special investigative team’ is deployed to jam and locate the devices during the sensitive meeting.
One analyst said the Pyongyang agreements were "modest but sufficient" to move US-North Korea talks forward.
Authorities tighten security in the capital as talks between Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in get under way.
The money was taken from cash gifts offered to North Koreans by their South Korean relatives, sources say.