Aid trickles in, but locals struggle to find food before winter's harvest.
Most Fortune 500 companies operating there have agreed to let workers organize, but can expect little pushback from the state-controlled groups.
UN inspectors have been barred and cameras removed from the Yongbyon processing plant.
Burmese fleeing to camps in Thailand find they get little aid or work and no legal status.
Empty streets and shops belie the image of success that a tightly controlled tour of Pyongyang tries to project.
But even in hiding, Al Qaeda in Iraq can carry out high-profile attacks and has infiltrated security forces.
As a popular politician, Olympian, and fan of manga comics, Taro Aso contrasts sharply with the lackluster former prime minister, whose shoes he is likely to fill on Wednesday.
The government is giving families free care but may ban legal action over contaminated formula, which has affected more than 50,000 babies.
Monks teach children critical thinking and human rights, to groom the next generation of activists. Part 3 of three.
A simple museum tucked away on the Thai-Burmese border re-creates the infamous prisons.
Inspectors found that 13 percent of dairy firms inspected since last week had produced melamine-tainted formula, state TV reported Tuesday. Critics say state regulation alone won’t prevent more food scandals.
They are forging economic ties with the Muslim world at a time when interest in Islam is also growing.
The leader, who missed Tuesday's celebration of his country's 60th anniversary, has periodically been reported ill. But the speculation this time assumes greater urgency.
Prime Minister Samak was forced to quit Tuesday, after a court ruled he'd broken the law by hosting two TV cooking shows while in office.
China's government only recently began addressing the needs of its 83 million disabled citizens.
More students are marching to unseat Prime Minister Samak, adding to an ideologically mixed coalition of businesspeople, royalists, and academics.
To avert a famine, more aid is needed. Half of all families eat only two meals a day, says new WFP assessment.
After Fukuda, Japan is looking for a leader who can fix a flagging economy and political stagnation.
One villager's fight against corruption results in abuse and arrests.
Yasuo Fukuda's term was beset with political gridlock and economic problems.