• In this Saturday, June 27, 2015, photo, an Air Koryo plane sits on the tarmac in front of the new Pyongyang International Airport terminal building, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Air Koryo is the only carrier to have been awarded just one star in rankings released recently by the UK-based SkyTrax consultancy agency. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Is N. Korean airline world’s worst? It may be the quirkiest

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.

  • In this Aug. 16, 2015 photo, people queue up at kiosk in Pyongyang, North Korea. Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend - or make - money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Street stalls show shifting face of North Korean economy

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend — or make — money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema.

  • In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 photo, computers with no keyboard provided are seen at an Internet corner at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. The new airport building has just about everything including the Internet room. The problem is, it doesn't seem to work. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    New airport’s Internet room a closed window on North Korea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang’s shiny new airport building has all the features international travelers have come to expect, though some lose their luster upon closer examination. Case in point: Its Internet room appears to be missing the Internet.