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N. Korea recently bought phone-tapping devices from abroad

North Korea recently purchased phone-tapping devices from abroad to better monitor mobile phone calls, Daily NK has learned.  “The government purchased 15 phone-tapping devices from...
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N. Korea to install new surveillance cameras on Sino-NK border

North Korea recently purchased new surveillance cameras from China costing several million dollars, Daily NK has learned.  Given that new surveillance cameras were already installed...

The Pyongyang General Hospital project’s dark side

The focus on speed at the Pyongyang General Hospital project has led to a spate of accidents at the construction site, Daily NK has...
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North Korean schools to go on vacation again from July 1

North Korean authorities have ordered all educational institutions to go on vacation again from July 1 until Aug. 31, Daily NK has learned.  While the...
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Samjiyon projects face continued obstacles to completion by Oct. 10

Construction projects in Samjiyon are currently making slow progress due to a lack of construction materials and food - and even complacency among construction...
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N. Korean soldiers on inter-Korean border still on high state of alert

North Korean military units near the inter-Korean border are still on a high state of combat readiness despite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's...

N. Korea prepared to blow up inter-Korean office from June 14

Two days prior to blowing up the Inter-Korean Liaison Office in Kaesong, North Korea ordered nearby residents to keep clear of the area, Daily...

N. Korea orders local newspapers to prepare for leaflet drop

As North Korea prepares to send leaflets over the inter-Korean border, Daily NK has learned that the country is preparing journalists from Pyongyang and...

Fire breaks out at apartment building in Hyesan

A fire recently broke out in an apartment complex in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, and raged for several hours before burning itself out, Daily NK...

Police seize North Korean-made clothing in Liaoning Province

Chinese police recently seized a large amount of clothing produced in a North Korean textile factory and smuggled into China's Liaoning Province, Daily NK...

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