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December 16, 2019
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N. Korea curbs electricity use in military hospitals

On Nov. 5, North Korean authorities ordered its army to minimize the electricity consumption of military hospitals as well as during its winter training...
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Man faces life in prison after spiking relative’s soup with poison

A North Korean man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering the husband of his sister-in-law. The convicted man...
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Taxes soar in agricultural regions as farming season wraps up

Following the completion of the farming season and annual payments in kind for workers in agricultural regions, North Korean authorities have imposed a number...
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Women in Samjiyon’s work units fall victim to sexual assault

Female members of work units mobilized at the construction sites in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province, have been victim to severe instances of sexual assault, Daily...
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N. Koreans living near prominent university face eviction

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered the designation of Kim Jong Un National Defense University as a “secret base,” sparking evictions of...
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Chinese factories raise wages for North Korean workers

Chinese factories have raised wages for North Korean workers, Daily NK has learned. Chinese companies have recently been able to save money by employing...
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Kim Jong Un orders improvements in air force weaponry

After the breakdown in US-North Korean negotiations in Hanoi in February, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the North Korean air force to...
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N. Koreans forced to watch mass gymnastics shows

Starting in early November, North Korean authorities made it mandatory for many North Koreans to attend three mass gymnastics shows, Daily NK has learned. “Starting...

Electric appliances altering winter prep in North Korea

The way North Koreans are preparing for winter is changing as they increasingly use electric appliances and shift away from kimchi making and firewood...

N. Korea grants long-term prisoners surprise amnesty

In early October, the North Korean government granted amnesty to a number of inmates who had served long sentences. This was done with no...

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