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Authorities increased ‘loyalty’ contributions ahead of national anniversary 
Date : September 17, 2018
North Korean authorities increased ‘loyalty’ contributions ahead of national anniversaryThe North Korean authorities reportedly forced traders living abroad to contribu…
NK's opioid epidemic 
Date : August 29, 2018
North Korea’s opioid epidemicTo make up for financial shortfalls in the early 1980s, North Korea’s ruling Worker’s Party began mass producing and distributing opium th…
14 arrested in remittance sting operation 
Date : August 22, 2018
14 arrested in remittance sting operationA large group of North Korean residents involved in money transfer operations between defectors in South Korea and their relative…
Forced labor prescribed for North Korea’s malnourished street children 
Date : August 21, 2018
Forced labor prescribed for North Korea’s malnourished street childrenNorth Korea’s street children, known as kkotjebi, held by the state in designated facilities are b…
Blueberry harvest a growing source of foreign currency 
Date : August 21, 2018
Blueberry harvest a growing source of foreign currency for the stateThe blueberry harvest season has arrived in North Korea and is generating intense competition between …
Defectors choose suicide over arrest and repatriation 
Date : August 17, 2018
Defectors choose suicide over arrest and repatriationThere have been several reported cases where North Koreans attempting to defect to China have committed suicide after…
Staff at NK consulates in China rotated out 
Date : August 14, 2018
Staff at North Korean consulates in China rotated outStaff at some of North Korea’s consulates in China have been replaced, report sources close to the matter.“Most of …
Excessive heat wave wreaking havoc on residents and crops 
Date : August 3, 2018
Excessive heat wave wreaking havoc on residents and cropsAs an unprecedented heat wave has continued to hit the Korean Peninsula, the number of victims of heat stroke and…
Prisoners protesting cruel treatment exempted from upcoming mass amnesty 
Date : July 31, 2018
Prisoners protesting cruel treatment exempted from upcoming mass amnestyTwo military factory laborers held in a correctional labor camp (kyohwaso) in Chagang Province hav…
Four in critical condition following train derailment 
Date : July 27, 2018
Four in critical condition following train derailmentA train carrying construction materials in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province has overturned, causing casualties and damage…
Three-year reductions in some prison sentences 
Date : July 25, 2018
North Korea announces three-year reductions in some prison sentencesNorth Korea has announced that it will conduct a mass amnesty before the 70th anniversary of the count…
High security ordered to mark Kim Il Sung’s death 
Date : July 11, 2018
High security and devotion ordered to mark Kim Il Sung’s death24 years after Kim Il Sung’s death, the North Korean authorities have designated July 1 to July 8 – …
North Korea executes army lieutenant general 
Date : June 27, 2018
North Korea executes army lieutenant generalSources have reported that a ranking officer of the Korean People’s Army in Pyongyang was recently executed by firing squad o…
Regime tightened control over key personnel 
Date : June 25, 2018
Regime tightened control over key personnel prior to US-NK summitPrior to his departure to Singapore for the historic US-NK summit, Kim Jong Un took measures to reduce th…
Restrictions on movement in Pyongyang strengthened 
Date : June 18, 2018
Restrictions on resident movement in Pyongyang strengthened around summitThere are reports of a tense atmosphere in North Korea due to the U.S.-North Korea summit, with s…
 
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