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S. Korea must come clean about N. Koreans’ deportation

On November 7, the government deported two North Korean defectors back to North Korea. This is the first time the South Korean government has...
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[Interview] S. Korea gave death sentence to deported fishermen

The South Korean recently government deported two North Koreans captured in the East Sea. Amid questions surrounding what happened after they entered South Korean...
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MPS officers extract bribes to fund their day of honor

Ministry of People’s Security (MPS) officers have doubled down on efforts to extract bribes from ordinary North Koreans as the “Day of Security” (Nov....
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Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Daily NK snapshots are summaries of select articles from our Korean website. Snapshots are written by our staff and are aimed at putting even...
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Kim Jong Un prods N. Korean military to prepare for war during winter drills

In mid-October, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivered an address to the North Korean army ordering his soldiers to “concentrate all efforts on...
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North Korea conducts anti-aircraft defense drills

Amidst strong condemnations of US-South Korean air force drills, North Korea recently held anti-aircraft defense drills among the civilian population and in the military,...
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Parents of dead N. Korean soldier barred from viewing remains

The parents of a soldier, who died at the Samsok District training camp in Pyongyang, were denied access to his remains. Instead, they only...
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Samjiyon work brigade laborer dies while stealing corn

A work brigade member died in Samjiyon County, the site of a massive state-led modernization project. Sources reported to Daily NK on Nov. 6...
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N. Korean officials anger locals after demolishing graveyard

North Korean authorities recently demolished a graveyard during the construction of a new hydroelectric power plant in the Tokchon region of South Pyongan Province....
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Family of four nabbed while fleeing North Korea by boat

A family of four was arrested off the coast of Hongwon County in South Hamggyong Province while attempting to flee North Korea in a...

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