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Air raid drill held in Ryanggang Province on October 19

The entire province of Ryanggang conducted an air raid drill on October 19. The drill was managed by the Security Department of the Ministry...

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 Market Prices Update: September 4, 2018

All prices shown in KPW and current as of September 4, 2018. Data: Daily NK

Suspected North Korean hackers attempt to hack Unification Media Group

Suspected North Korean hackers have launched a phishing operation targeting North Korean human rights organizations and activists. Emails have been fabricated to appear as...

Public-private partnership implements new elite train service

A North Korean “affluent train” is being operated for use by the country’s elite, including donju (the nouveau riche) and senior government officials. A...

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...

SD cards and USBs completely replace discs for contraband media consumption in North Korea

USBs and SD cards have replaced the use of CDs in becoming the primary data storage devices favored by North Koreans wanting to share...

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...

[Photos] Vehicle increase spurs harsher North Korean traffic laws

North Korea’s traffic authorities are reportedly cracking down on traffic violations in an effort to improve road safety as the number of vehicles plying...

North Korea braces for Typhoon Soulik

As the monsoon season’s 19th typhoon Soulik bears down on the Korean Peninsula, the South Korean government said Thursday that it has been preparing...

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