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December 16, 2019
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Son reduces mom’s jail time by contributing to loyalty fund

Despite trying to defect from North Korea three times, a woman was spared a harsher sentence because her son, a man from Anju in...
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Electricity quota violators face punishment in North Korea

North Korean authorities are publicly denouncing and punishing people who use more electricity than they’re allotted, Daily NK has learned. This was confirmed by...
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Low yield this year in N. Korea’s main grain-producing region

The yield from this year’s rice grain harvest in South Pyongan Province, North Korea’s main grain-producing region, turned out lower than in the previous...

N. Korea’s new “spectrum analyzer” may be a surveillance tool

North Korea has allegedly developed its own version of what is called a “spectrum analyzer.” Daily NK sources suspect that the device, which was...

N. Korea arrests suspects allegedly involved in information leak

North Korean authorities were recently rocked by a leak that informed South Korean newspapers about a planned trip of leader Kim Jong Un to...

Dutch foreign minister addresses N. Koreans directly by radio

“The Netherlands and other countries in Europe, and across the world are very well aware of what is happening in North Korea and are...
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Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

"Daily NK Snapshots" are synopses of select articles from our Korean website. Snapshots provide a window into Daily NK’s reporting—domestic news items that are...
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N. Korea dispatches more workers into China despite sanctions

North Korean authorities have dispatched even greater numbers of workers to China with less than a month left until all North Korean workers abroad...
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N. Korean military releases new rules for military drivers

In reaction to a fatal car accident in early November, the North Korean military has released new regulations for army vehicles drivers. Sources notified...
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Hemp steam treatments popular in Pyongyang bathhouses

A unique “hemp steam” treatment offered by a bathhouse in the Tongshin 3 neighborhood in Pyongyang’s Tongdaewon Zone has become so popular among residents...

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