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August 20, 2019

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

District trolley service official in North Korea fired over fare raise

The director of a district office for the Pyongyang trolley service was fired for illegally raising fares. The Pyongyang trolley is a major form of...

Soldier dies while trying to steal construction materials for Kim Jong Un villa

A soldier stationed in North Pyongan Province who attempted to steal construction materials for the repair of a villa on Mount Myohyang belonging to...

Ministry of State Security entices defector back to North Korea with passport offer

North Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) is using the promise of passports for free passage across the Sino-North Korean border to lure defectors...
Street market in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province

South Korean rice for sale in North Korea’s markets as inspections ease

Rice labeled with South Korea as the place of origin is being openly sold in North Korea’s markets. The bags are clearly labelled ‘Republic...

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