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August 23, 2019
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Despite lack of popular trust in the North Korean won, state media claims that...

North Korea’s state media has asserted that the global trade sector is rejecting the US dollar, while the use of each country’s national currency...

Authorities order removal of “eyesore” iron bars on Pyongyang apartment windows

The removal of iron bars from apartments in Pyongyang has led to a steep rise in burglaries, frustrating the city’s residents. Rumors have spread...

Members of elite Pyongyang military unit caught up in gambling scandal

Officers from a battalion-level unit within the Ministry for Internal Affairs (MIA)’s 8th General Bureau, which is under the Ministry of People’s Security (MPS),...
Guard post on Sino-North Korea border

North Korean authorities ratchet up efforts to block international calling

North Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) is tightening control over international calls in the Sino-North Korea border region as part of increasing efforts...

Purveyors of styrofoam-stuffed flower bouquet punished in North Korea

Several officials have been punished for involvement in the stuffing of a flower bouquet prepared to honor the 25th anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s...

Electricity shortages blamed for rising price of popular North Korean comfort food

The price of corn noodle soup, a popular dish among North Korea’s working class, has risen as food factories shut down due to electricity...

Sanctions lead to continued stagnation of North Korea’s markets

International sanctions have led to a rising number of empty stalls appearing in local markets and fewer consumers. Merchants at the markets are facing...
Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital

Provincial hospitals in North Korea suffering under unsanitary conditions

Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea has made some effort to modernize its medical infrastructure by expanding specialized facilities such as the Ryugyong General...

North Korean man arrested for communicating with family member in China

A family member of a North Korean defector was recently arrested in the Sino-North Korean border region, Daily NK sources have reported. “A 20-year-old living...

North Korea Market Prices Update: August 6, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of August 6, 2019. Data: Daily NK

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