North Korea’s triple economic woes stoke fears of ‘silent’ famine

SEOUL — With corn and rice prices soaring, North Koreans are struggling to put food on the table, stoking fears of the country’s worst famine in decades.

International sanctions, stalled trade with China and coronavirus cases within the country are squeezing the North Korean economy. While Pyongyang is expected to maintain a hard-line stance toward the West, it will likely seek assistance from Beijing and Moscow.

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