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November 14, 2019

[Photo] Smuggling activities increase across Sino-North Korean border

The Sino-North Korean border region near Dandong, Liaoning Province, has seen a recent rise in smuggling activities, and Chinese authorities are increasingly turning a...

North Korean authorities heighten control over residents before US-NK summit

The North Korean authorities are cracking down on the spread of outside information and internal unrest in light of the upcoming US-North Korea summit...

North Korea deploys assassination squad to kill anti-espionage agent

Following the apparent defection of the former head of operations for the Ministry of State Security (MSS)’s Overseas Anti-Espionage Department in China’s north-east, the...
A truck transporting coal and a servi-cha transporting people from Musan Mine in North Korea

Cargo truck rolls over in Ryanggang Province, killing 21

A cargo truck heading to a construction site in Samjiyon-gun, Ryanggang Province, rolled over on June 3, killing 21 people, Daily NK has learned...

Human rights advocate argues for refined approach in North Korea

In his keynote address, Group for the Future President Kim Young Hwan argued for the need to separate the North Korea human rights movement...

North Koreans doubt rumors that long-dead distributions to be resumed

Rumors are spreading that the North Korean authorities have resumed public distributions in certain regions. Public distributions are allotments of food given to residents...

Nuclear site shutdown marks ‘good start’ but ‘complete denuclearization’ still far off

On May 24, North Korea voluntarily shut down its nuclear site at Punggye-ri, Kilju, North Hamgyong Province, the site of six nuclear tests conducted...

Authorities crackdown on informal pharma sales, sending drug prices up

The North Korean authorities have launched a campaign to confiscate informally-traded products in the name of cracking down on anti-socialism trends, report inside sources. “Crackdowns...

North Korea’s railway-side reforestation campaign: Preparation for an inter-Korean railway system?

With the possibility that the linking of railways and roads between North and South Korea were discussed during a high-level inter-Korean meeting on June...

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