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N Korea at crossroads

Seoul says there is panic buying in North Korea

Kim Jong Un conducts duties, but economy under pressure

North Korean citizens seen wearing masks in front of Pyongyang Station on April 1.   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- Disruptions in the North Korean economy from plunging trade have led to a surge in prices, with Pyongyang residents panic buying daily necessities, South Korea's spy agency said Wednesday.

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