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Economy of secretive regime reeling from health crisis and sanctions after Kim Jong Un closed borders
Built by both the north and south, the structure serves as a symbol of what unites and separates the countries
Dictator admits country faces ‘unprecedented difficulties’ from sanctions and poor harvest
South Korea struggles to chart a course that will mollify both Washington and Beijing
Kim Jong Un reopens communication in wake of missile tests to ‘rehabilitate’ relations with Seoul
Experts track ‘interesting activity’ at North Korean submarine site as Pyongyang fires missiles
Pyongyang’s actions ‘deeply troubling’, says UN agency
Protection for critical infrastructure is too often awarded using outdated criteria
Pyongyang is finding inventive ways to get around sanctions and keep developing its weapons programme
Civil society group had protested against Seoul’s plans to purchase stealth fighter jets from US
Human rights activists warn that escapers could be tortured by Kim Jong Un’s regime
Aid groups struggle to enter isolated country despite warnings of worsening food insecurity
Leader’s health is ‘biggest wild card’ in assessing stability of regime, say analysts
Dictator blames officials for neglecting party decisions and threatening nation’s safety
Kim Jong Un is expected to lean on hacking army as Covid pandemic piles on pressure
Economy has been battered by Covid but dictator has refused to accept foreign aid
Increase in tankers active in waters around the two countries suggests resurgence in fuel transfers or sales
Using a new database, activists are tracing the many thousands of people who have gone missing inside the ‘hermit kingdom’. Can they succeed?
US hopes to keep nuclear-armed Pyongyang quiet as it tackles more pressing problems
Dictator references 1990s famine as aid agencies express fears over a humanitarian disaster
Heavy losses for ruling party in mayoral races set stage for unpredictable presidential poll
Decision sinks hopes of rekindling relations with Seoul and restarting nuclear talks
Kim Jong Un resorting to military provocations to prove Pyongyang’s relevance, warn analysts
Missiles launched as Washington struggles to engage with Pyongyang
Antony Blinken stresses the US is ‘committed to the denuclearisation of North Korea’