North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un won a 100% of the vote, so should a lack of electoral representation worry the world more?
North Korean voters are going to polling stations to elect a new legislature, but it would be fair to say that their choices are limited.
Hundreds of South and North Koreans have been reunited for the first time in six decades after being separated by the Korean War.
North Korea has developed sophisticated countermeasures to circumvent UN sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies to facilitate the illegal trade in weapons, according to a United Nations report.
North Korean embassies in Cuba and Singapore were suspected by the eight member UN panel of experts of facilitating the country's banned arms trade, including a shipment of fighter jets and missile parts that were seized in Panama last July.
The report also pointed to the use of more developed financial countermeasures used to mask the purchase of both banned and permitted goods.
Libyan government forces have seized a tanker that had loaded crude at a port under the control of rebels who plan to sell oil independently of the Tripoli government.
The North Korea-flagged shipped was being escorted to western Libya, a spokesman for the state-owned National Oil Corp Mohammed El-Harari told Reuters, confirming Libyan media reports.
Another Libyan official, Abdelwahab al-Qaim told Reuters: "The ship has been seized by government forces. There are no damages to the ship."
A rebel spokesman had earlier denied they had lost control of the ship.
Kim Jong Un has received 100% of the vote in the country's parliamentary elections, according to state media.
KCNA news agency says the North Korean leader was elected to the Supreme People's Assembly unanimously by the people of his Mount Paektu constituency on Sunday.
Ballots for each district contained only one name each. The polls are seen by some outside the country as an opportunity for the state to check on any citizens who may have attempted to escape to China or South Korea.
However, the government's news outlet hailed a 100% turnout across the country "except for those on foreign tour or working in oceans".
Armed rebels that have seized an oil port in eastern Libya have said that any attempt by government forces to attack a North Korea-flagged tanker loading oil at one of their occupied terminals would be like a "declaration of war".
Abb-Rabbo al-Barassi, self-declared prime minister of the movement, warned Libya's navy not to "harm" the tanker docked at Es Sider, according to a statement.
"Such a move would be a declaration of war," al-Barassi in the statement, which was sent to Reuters by a spokesperson.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has voted in the election of a deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly.
North Korean voters are going to polling stations today to elect a new national legislature, but their choices are limited to only one candidate per district.
The vote for the Supreme People's Assembly is the first in five years and the first under leader Kim Jong Un.
As North Korea heads to the polls, pictures have emerged of jubilant celebrations in the capital, Pyongyang.
Dressed in military uniform, large crowds are seen dancing to lively brass band music.
Today sees the first election in North Korea since 2009 and the first since leader Kim Jong-un came to power.
Despite celebrations across the country, the elections are widely regarded to be for show alone.
The ballot papers for each district contain only one name: the one endorsed by the ruling party.
A North Korean-flagged tanker has started loading oil at a Libyan port seized by rebels in the east of the country, port and oil officials said on Saturday.
The Libyan government has threatened to sink the tanker if it attempts to leave the port at Es Sider in Ras Lanuf. The rebels aim to sell the oil and bypass the government to gain a share of the country's considerable oil wealth.
"The loading has started," a port worker told Reuters. A spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) confirmed this.
Libya will bomb a North Korea-flagged oil tanker trying to load crude at an eastern port controlled by armed protesters if the vessel fails to follow orders from the navy, according to Reuters.
"The tanker will be bombed if it doesn't follow orders when leaving (the port). This will be an environmental disaster," Prime Minister Ali Zeidan told reporters, calling the docking of the tanker a criminal act violating Libya's sovereignty.
Authorities had ordered the arrest of the tanker's crew, he said. His comments were the first government reaction since the tanker reached Es Sider port, where protesters earlier said they had started exporting oil, bypassing Tripoli.