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January 20, 2020
Barbed wire along the Sino-North Korea border.

North Korea’s Ryanggang Province deemed to have the most “illegal border crossers” 

Lectures were recently held for local residents in Ryanggang Province after the central government authorities announced that the province had the most “illegal border...

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Rising theft of corn from farms In rural areas of South Pyongan Province, there has been a recent rise in the theft of corn from...
mount paektu ascent campfire

Kim Jong Un flouts his own rules in recent Mount Paektu climb

Photographs of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ascending Mount Paektu recently published in Rodong Sinmun have come under criticism for embodying the realities...
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Kim Jong Un urges wartime readiness after Soleimani killing

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged his military to adopt a stance of "wartime readiness" on Jan. 4, following the US assassination of...
North Korea's "Gold Bell" navigation app

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

State Security agent in Chongjin murders husband of mistress Local sources told Daily NK that an intelligence officer has been arrested in relation to an...
air force base

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...
North Korea border guard.

North Korean border security in crisis following desertion of border guard 

A North Korean border unit has sounded the alarm after one of its guards deserted his post. Although a major search is being conducted...
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...
October 2018 photo of North Korean porter in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

Some families in North Korea face starvation due to international sanctions, sources say

An increasing number of families are facing starvation as food shortages in North Korea’s agricultural regions continue to worsen, sources in North Korea say....

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...

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