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Defector families face resentment in the border region

North Korea’s recent efforts to promote anti-defector sentiment are having some effect in the Sino-North Korean border area, Daily NK has learned.  “Because of the...
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Man accused of leaking state secrets sent to political prisoner camp

A North Korean man who made frequent international calls near the Sino-North Korean border with a Chinese mobile phone was recently arrested and sent...
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More clues to what’s going on with Kim Jong Un’s health

Rodong Sinmun published an article on Monday about a “technician contest” that is currently underway in North Korea. Based on the article, the competition...
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N. Korea’s 1st Corps faces paratyphoid fever outbreak

North Korea's 1st Corps is suffering from a major outbreak of paratyphoid fever, Daily NK has learned. The 1st Corps is stationed in Kangwon Province...
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N. Korean broker exiled for handling defector remittances

A North Korean broker who handled remittances sent from defectors in South Korea and other countries was recently banished to an area far from...

N. Korea dials up recruitment drive for construction workers

North Korean authorities are trying to recruit even more able-bodied construction workers to finish important projects by Oct. 10, the anniversary of the founding...
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Ryanggang Province is in the midst of berry-picking season

Despite COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, an increasing number of North Koreans in Ryanggang Province is picking berries on nearby mountains, Daily NK has learned.  “Members...
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N. Korea’s planned leaflet drop is a no-go, for now

Daily NK learned yesterday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's recent order to defer military action against South Korea also applied to North...
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N. Korea focuses on ending ship-based smuggling on border

North Korean authorities recently ordered that ships travelling near the Sino-North Korean border must have a security official on board as part of efforts...
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Kim Yo Jong orders literary works for Pyongyang hospital project

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, has ordered the creation of a series of literary works focused on the Pyongyang...

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