As private markets boom and more people cherish financial stability above political standing, Kim Jong Un's regime has struggled to recruit young laborers in recent years, defectors and human rights activists say.
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N.C. congressional contest marred by absentee ballot scheme: official
An investigation of a disputed 2018 congressional contest in North Carolina has uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme," the state's elections board executive director said on Monday.
EU's Juncker expects Trump to refrain from imposing higher tariffs on cars
U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday.
Alibaba is the force behind hit Chinese Communist Party app: sources
A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, two people at the company told Reuters, at a time when the nation's tech firms are under global scrutiny over their ties to Beijing.
World stocks lifted to 2 1/2-month highs by trade optimism
Hopes for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2 1/2- month highs on Monday, though European gains were held back by concern over the outlook for auto makers.
U.S.-backed Syria force seeks help with Islamic State prisoner 'time bomb'
Hundreds of foreign jihadist fighters held in Syria represent a "time bomb" and could escape and threaten the West unless countries do more to take them back, the Kurdish-led, U.S.-backed authorities holding them said on Monday.
Chicago police seek follow-up interview with 'Empire' actor
Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday.
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