A human rights group says it has identified hundreds of locations where North Korea allegedly carried out public executions as a way to intimidate citizens.
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The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reappeared in public for the first time in more than 50 days amid questions about her status.
Report Friday that North Korea executed its top envoy to the United States following February’s failed summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.
The United Nations human rights report also accuses Kim Jong-un’s government of economic mismanagement, leaving its people fighting to get the basics.
Tens of thousands of North Korean women and girls are trafficked and sold into the sex trade in China where they are forced to endure systemic rape.
North Korea’s cash-strapped economy is under crippling international sanctions, it means traditional elite, rising merchant class may be feeling pinched
South Korea’s foreign ministry is doing all it can to ensure the safety of seven North Koreans who were detained in China after fleeing their homeland.
Activists are urging China not to repatriate seven North Koreans who were detained in an eastern Chinese province after leaving their homeland.
An independent U.S. watchdog named 16 nations “countries of particular concern” for engaging in “systematic, egregious violations” of religious freedom.
German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them .