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December 10, 2018

North Korea at 70: How it survived and will endure

On September 9, 1948, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was declared in northern Korea. This happened less than a month after South...

North Korea angles for outside investment through economic development push

Following their adoption of a new strategic line focused on the construction of a socialist economy, North Korean authorities have recently designated Kaesung as...

Rumors of impending visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to North Korea

The Chinese authorities have instituted tough measures to crackdown on smuggling in Dandong, Liaoning Province, in what may be signs of preparations for an...
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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...

North Korean laborers abroad under increased scrutiny

Surveillance over North Korean laborers dispatched abroad has increased in recent weeks. “At a factory in Tumen, China, North Korean laborers are completely confined...

North Koreans defy mobilization orders for Wonsan-Kalma Shore Tourist Zone construction

Unification Media Group (UMG): It’s time for another weekly update and we’re speaking with reporter Kang Mi Jin to hear about the newest social...

North Korea accused of stealing warship blueprints in hack

Hackers tied to Kim Jong Un's regime stole blueprints and other information about warships and submarines last year when they broke into one of...
2017년 4월 13일 평양 려명거리 준공식에 참석한 북한의 여군들의 모습. (기사와 무관)/ 사진=연합

Female soldier buries newborn alive to conceal birth

A female North Korean soldier in North Hamgyong Province allegedly became pregnant by her superior officer, who was already married, and then buried the...

[Photos] Heat wave, sanctions bring increased hardship to Sino-North Korea border

Daily NK traveled to the Sino-North Korea border region in July to investigate whether international sanctions and the heatwave gripping the country are having...

‘Okryu’ e-commerce site gaining popularity among North Koreans

The number of North Koreans buying food, clothes and other items via the country's nationwide intranet is increasing. While online shopping is still limited...

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