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November 19, 2018

New apartment openings push demand for security devices

Unification Media Group (UMG): Today we’re discussing the week’s news with reporter Kang Mi Jin. Can you start us off with the latest news?...

North Koreans farmers turn to asbestos paper manufacturing

Due to a slump in the harvest season, some farmers have abandoned the fields to find work elsewhere. It is estimated that this year’s poor...

North Korean foreign trade businesses ordered to import corn

Companies involved in foreign trade in some parts of North Korea have recently been ordered to import agricultural materials and foodstuffs, sources inside North...

Kidnappers apprehended following abduction of four-year-old girl in ransom case

The abduction of a four-year-old girl was reported to police on October 24, with the kidnappers demanding a large ransom for her release. Following...

North Korean MSS officer demoted for assaulting inmate

An agent affiliated with the Ministry of State Security (MSS) in North Hamgyong Province has been demoted from a second lieutenant to a private...

Tenants begin winterizing homes in new Hyesan apartment complex

As residents begin moving into new apartments in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province and prepare to weatherize their homes for winter, demand for plastic sheeting is...

Efforts ramp up to promote Kim Jong Un personality cult

The North Korean regime has been focusing on shoring up the growing personality cult around leader Kim Jong Un. Seeking to place him on...

North Korean military officers face economic hardship

Some military officers in North Korea have reportedly been experiencing financial difficulties to the extent that some have had to move into smaller houses. “The...

Rason Special Economic Zone sees production slowdown in wake of sanctions

Although North Korea's Rason city is one of the country's major special economic zones, signs of an economic crisis are being reported. According to multiple...

North Korean woman abducted by human traffickers while trying to defect

A North Korean woman who attempted to defect has reportedly been abducted by a human trafficker. “A young woman who was trying to defect...

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