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December 16, 2019

North Korean officials fear an emboldened Kim after summit with Trump

  Korean Workers' Party cadres in North Korea have been expressing concerns in the run-up to the US-North Korea summit, according to sources inside the...
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Military recruit in North Korea sent home after savage beating by superior

A new recruit at an army training camp in Pyongyang was recently beaten by his superior officer and later permitted to return home after...
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Luxury bags slip by UN sanctions, adding to economic disparities

North Korea’s economy is stagnating, but the country’s elite continue to flamboyantly display their wealth and merchants selling luxury items to the elite are ceaselessly targeting...

Daily NK reviews North Korea’s “Pyongyang 3404” tablet computer

As the popularity of smartphones continues to grow in North Korea, many different options are flooding the market. Daily NK recently obtained a North...
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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...
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Smartphones continue to change North Korean society

Smartphones are driving major shifts in North Korean lifestyles, Daily NK sources recently reported.  “The mobile phone is single-handedly changing our lifestyles,” a Pyongyang-based source...

North Korea convenes meeting ahead of talks with U.S. to prohibit use of the...

The North Korean authorities held a video conference with high-ranking Party cadres ahead of the summit with the U.S. instructing them not to use...

North Korean state security agent shares thoughts on sanctions, defectors and life in North...

As changes to the political situation on the Korean Peninsula continue in the wake of the inter-Korean, US-DPRK (abbreviation for North Korea's formal name)...

North Koreans discontent over abandonment of nuclear weapons

North Korea's recent signing of a denuclearization agreement is said to be spreading negative sentiment among North Koreans. In a telephone conversation with Daily NK...

The realities of North Korea’s free universal healthcare system

Along with the country’s free education system, North Korea’s “Free Universal Health Care System” is touted as being the ideal “public health policy for...

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