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Kim Jong Un west sea firing

Sources: N. Korea’s artillery drill was preplanned

North Korea's recent artillery drill in the West Sea was aimed at commemorating the nine-year anniversary of North Korea's shelling of Yongpyong Island in...
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Solar panels are changing N. Korea’s traditional wedding gifts

North Koreans increasingly use solar energy powered household appliances in their homes. Presenting brides with electric rice cookers, kettles or microwaves as wedding gifts...
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Amateur surgeons executed, woman murdered in Pyongyang

Daily NK sources recently reported that two amateur facial surgeons were executed by North Korean authorities for performing illegal facial surgeries and a woman...
Samjiyon work units

Some Samjiyon evictees face the coming winter cold in tents

As construction teams begin to demolish houses near Samjiyon city to make way for new housing developments, some of the evictees are facing the...
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N. Korean authorities conduct raids on unofficial markets

The North Korean authorities have been cracking down on unofficial or “black” markets in some parts of the country. According to reports from Daily...
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N. Korea cracks down on teenage opium use, sources report

In an attempt to counter a rise of opium use among North Korean teenagers, authorities in Ryanggang Province are now conducting physical examinations in...
Thae Yong Ho

Thae Yong Ho: N. Korea must normalize its sports diplomacy

North Korea’s most prominent newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, has reported almost everyday that North Korea is becoming a global power in sports thanks to the...
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North Korea tightens control over navy in East Sea

North Korean authorities issued an order to the country’s navy on Nov. 7 to intensify control over passing fishing vessels as well as other...
XI Jinping made his first state visit to North Korea from June 20-21

China’s government frets about N. Korea’s nukes, expert says

Following the breakdown of negotiations between North Korea and the US in Stockholm, Sweden, at the beginning of October, some foreign media outlets speculated...
Kim Jae Ryong

N. Korea is wasting time with calls for self-reliance and frugality

Subsequent to the recently failed negotiations between North Korea and the US, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has called on his nation to...

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