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August 20, 2019

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...

[Photo] North Korean political lecture content calls South Korea a ‘living human hell’

The North Korean authorities have portrayed South Korea as crime-ridden, and emphasized the superiority of the socialist system in lectures for residents living near...

Flooding in Kangwon Province following Typhoon Soulik

Despite diminishing in strength prior to making landfall in North Korea, Typhoon Soulik’s heavy rain and winds caused significant flooding in North Korea’s eastern...

Foreign computer games popular among North Korean youth

Popular computer games are gaining traction among North Korean youth, a recent defector to South Korea has reported. Jung Hyun Min (14, alias) defected...

North Korean authorities export fell trees to China to buy fertilizer

The North Korean authorities have been implementing a reforestation initiative by forcibly mobilizing residents to participate in tree-planting projects along highways and railway tracks....

Four in critical condition following train derailment

A train carrying construction materials in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province has overturned, causing casualties and damage to property. “Recently, a freight train loaded with construction...

Forced labor prescribed for North Korea’s malnourished street children

North Korea’s street children, known as kkotjebi, held by the state in designated facilities are being subjected to forced labor and suffering from malnourishment...
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North Korea’s weapons programs comes at the expense of its people

This week’s Rodong Sinmun showed Kim Jong Un inspecting a newly-built submarine and providing guidance during the demonstration of a new tactical guided weapon. During...

Lecturers in North Korea’s inner provinces instruct attendees to halt criticism of President Moon

The North Korean authorities have instructed officials conducting lectures for North Koreans living far from the border regions to “cease any criticism of South...
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Without a decrease in North Korea’s nuclear attacking ability, no sanctions will be lifted

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...

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