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 voter fraud scheme: official
An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" to influence the vote's outcome, a state election board official said on Monday.
U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay
The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, would halt plans for a total pullout.
Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism
Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".
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.
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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