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August 18, 2019
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Despite lack of popular trust in the North Korean won, state media claims that...

North Korea’s state media has asserted that the global trade sector is rejecting the US dollar, while the use of each country’s national currency...

Authorities order removal of “eyesore” iron bars on Pyongyang apartment windows

The removal of iron bars from apartments in Pyongyang has led to a steep rise in burglaries, frustrating the city’s residents. Rumors have spread...

Members of elite Pyongyang military unit caught up in gambling scandal

Officers from a battalion-level unit within the Ministry for Internal Affairs (MIA)’s 8th General Bureau, which is under the Ministry of People’s Security (MPS),...
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North Korea’s provocations dim tourism prospects with the South

https://youtu.be/aO4CpZC01G4 Early in the morning of August 6, North Korea launched several short-range missiles from a western base in South Hwanghae Province overland towards the...
Sand at Sinuiju port for regional construction projects (taken in September 2019)

North Korea earning foreign currency by selling river sand

North Korea has recently concluded an agreement to export sand to China, Daily NK sources have reported. Sand is explicitly prohibited for export by...
Street market in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province

North Koreans turn to local currency due to foreign currency shortages

Daily NK sources report that North Korea is experiencing a lack of foreign currency as the country continues to be impacted by international sanctions...
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North Korea’s weapons programs comes at the expense of its people

This week’s Rodong Sinmun showed Kim Jong Un inspecting a newly-built submarine and providing guidance during the demonstration of a new tactical guided weapon. During...

Government conducts survey on housing prices in North Korea

Amidst signs that housing prices in North Korea are falling due to economic stagnation, the authorities are assessing the state of the housing market...

North Korean soldiers working on farms ordered to maintain combat readiness

As tensions have risen on the Korean Peninsula due to North Korea’s recent missile launches, North Korean soldiers mobilized to work on farms near...

North Korean smugglers self-inspect to avoid punishment by authorities

Smugglers have started inspecting their own goods to be sent across the border into China, North Korean sources report. The behavior is arising due to...

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