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December 10, 2018

14 arrested in remittance sting operation

A large group of North Korean residents involved in money transfer operations between defectors in South Korea and their relatives is under police investigation...

North Korea avoids customs duties through state-sponsored smuggling

State-sponsored smuggling remains prevalent in the border regions as the authorities look to secure much-needed foreign currency. The country remains under international sanctions imposed...

‘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...

Forced labor prescribed for North Korea’s malnourished street children

North Korea’s street children, known as kkotjebi, held by the state in designated facilities are being subjected to forced labor and suffering from malnourishment...

Father to meet daughter at upcoming reunion after 68 years

Hwang Woo Seok (88, pictured above) was separated from his three-year-old daughter during the Korean War. Some 68 years later, he has been selected...

[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...

Blueberry harvest a growing source of foreign currency for the state

The blueberry harvest season has arrived in North Korea and is generating intense competition between ordinary residents and government officials tasked with bringing in...

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...

Defectors choose suicide over arrest and repatriation

There have been several reported cases where North Koreans attempting to defect to China have committed suicide after being arrested by North Korean border...

North Koreans believe nuclear weapons development will continue

The North Korean government is outwardly showing moves toward denuclearization with the apparent destruction of a nuclear test site in Punggye-ri. However, many ordinary...

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