North Korean defectors
The defectors are living in exile in South Korea, but many still have families still in the north.
North Korean security officials routinely torture defectors returned home.
The taste of freedom is a disc of marshmallow sandwiched between chocolate cakes and wrapped in plastic.
Parents have been protesting outside the kindergarten in Beijing’s upscale Chaoyang district since claims emerged that the toddlers of at least eight parents had been molested, fed pills and given injections.
A North Korean defector who was shot fleeing the country Monday is struggling to recover due to the “enormous number” of parasites in his intestines, doctors say.
Much has been made of how Donald Trump's "fire and fury" would affect the rest of the world—but what of the ordinary North Koreans living under Kim Jong-un?
VICE News reporter Laurel Chor meets up with the internet stars teaching their neighbors to the south about life in the Hermit Kingdom.
North Korea's state news agency accused high-level defector Thae Yong-ho of "embezzling a lot of state funds, selling state secrets and committing child rape."
Thae Yong-ho, formerly Pyongyang's deputy ambassador in Britain, reportedly vanished from his residence in west London several weeks ago.
The Hermit Kingdom remained a mystery in 2015, but its citizens still tried to run from it in droves. Just like they did in any other year.
If North Korean refugees traveling through China can make it across the border to Southeast Asia, freedom — in the form of political asylum and a ticket to South Korea — is typically the outcome. This case was not typical.
As Korean relatives reunited for the first time in decades, North Korea reportedly warned citizens that anyone caught helping families defect will be put to death, while their close relatives will be exiled to remote areas.