Vietnam Blogger 'Mother Mushroom' in Hunger Strike Over Prison Treatment
Her mother says after May 31 visit that the blogger is rejecting prison food and suffering swollen joints.
Vietnamese Court Upholds Sentences of Hoa Hao Buddhists Convicted For ‘Disrupting Public Order’
Security forces at a checkpoint near the courthouse prevent family members from attending the ‘public’ trial.
Vietnamese Rights Lawyer Stripped of His License to Practice
Vo An Don had helped defend dissident blogger Mother Mushroom, now serving a 10-year prison term for 'propaganda against the state.'
Pyongyang Audiences of South Korean Performers Limited to Elites
North Korean media meanwhile highlight joint performances calling for 'unification' of the Korean peninsula.
North Korean Workers Return to China in Defiance of UN Restrictions
Busloads of workers are seen going into China, with fewer seen making the return trip.
Sanctions Force North Korea to Shutter Chemical Factory
The plant could not likely obtain material necessary for its operations under sanctions supported by China, a source says.
North Korean Workers in Russia Warned Against ‘Anti-Socialist’ South Korean Culture
Analysts Mixed on North’s Nuclear Pledge as Condition of Peace Treaty Ahead of Moon-Kim Summit
Some say trust must be earned, but others suggest a treaty could ease Kim’s mind over ending his weapons program.
North Koreans Doubt Regime’s Decision to Stop Nuclear Program
Official media say nuclear production facilities and test sites are being closed, however.
Relations Thaw, But Questions Remain on Denuclearization Goals After Korea Summit
Analysts say definitions and a plan of action are needed to ensure the talks lead to progress.
North Koreans Kept in the Dark on Talks with South Korea
Others who know about them are reluctant to say so, for fear of the police.
North Korean Officials Trade Meal Coupons on the Black Market For Cash
The coupons, issued to the country's elite, are then sold to ordinary citizens at twelve times their real value.
North Korea Sees Chance of Better Trade Following Inter-Korean Summit
Pyongyang tells its trade workers to arrange investments, look for openings as tensions ease.
North Korea Experiments in Real Estate Speculation
High-rise apartments are being offered in Sinuiju city for purchase and investment opportunities, sources say.
Interview: ‘Kim Jong Un is Thinking About How to Keep His Nuclear Assets’
A former North Korean diplomat discusses why Kim won’t agree to an irreversible denuclearization.
North Korea Releases Three US Prisoners Ahead of Planned Trump-Kim Summit
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secures their freedom during an unannounced trip to the North.
North Korea Threatens to Scuttle Talks With US Over Push For Unilateral Denuclearization
The warning comes after the North calls off talks with South Korea over US-South joint exercises.
Rushed Work Schedule Leads to Fatal Fire at North Korean Resort
An unknown number are killed or injured when a blaze blamed on faulty wiring sweeps through a workers' barracks.
Cancellation of Trump-Kim Summit Sounds Death Knell For North’s Economy: Traders
Meanwhile, most North Koreans are unaware the talks were even cancelled.
Demand Grows in North Korea For US Novels, Movies as Summit Nears
Gone With The Wind, with its themes of civil war and hardship, is a particular favorite, one source says.