North Korean drought is hobbling the power supply, and the economy with it

By Anna Fifield, June 22, 2015

TOKYO — Light showers are forecast for Pyongyang over the next few days, but the torrential downpours that drench northeast Asia this time each year have not yet reached North Korea. And even when the rains arrive, they will almost certainly not be enough to fill the reservoirs in the hydro­power-dependent country, which is suffering from severe electricity shortages. Read full article >>