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North Korea loosens rules on motorcycle ownership registration

The Ministry of People’s Safety (MPS) recently began permitting North Koreans to register ownership of motorcycles under their own names, Daily NK has learned.  While...

North Korea Market Prices Update: September 11, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of September 11, 2019.  Data: Daily NK
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Plant and fruit-based alcohol gain popularity

North Korean food and beverage factories have ramped up production of alcoholic beverages using medicinal plants and fruits, Daily NK has learned.  “There’s a wider...
Prostitution in North Korea

North Korea intensifies prostitution crackdown

Prostitution has been on the rise in tandem with increasing economic difficulties in North Korea. The government is now taking wider steps to crackdown...
N. Korea honey production

North Korea ramps up honey production

The number of beekeepers producing honey and beeswax in North Korea is being ramped up across the country, including near major cities such as...
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Foreign expert notes flaws in North Korea’s medical system

Training for mid- to high-level managers at hospitals in Ryanggang Province to discuss the region’s medical system included participation by a foreign expert, Daily...

Gold mining entices prospectors near state-run Taebong Mine 

UMG: I’m here today with Daily NK’s Kang Mi Jin to talk about North Korea’s market trends. Today were going to talk about gold,...
Kim Jong Un visits an orphanage in Pyongyang in 2015

Orphan at North Korean boarding school dies from exhaustion, malnutrition

As part of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s efforts to show his “love for the people,” the regime set about rebuilding boarding schools...

North Korea’s Rason area suffers significant damage from flooding

The Tumen River has flooded due to intense rains in the Rajin-Sonbong area in north-eastern North Hamgyong Province, submerging houses in the area, according...

Authorities in North Hamgyong Province blamed for electrocutions

A number of electrical transmission poles have recently collapsed in North Korea due to torrential rain, resulting in the fatal electrocutions of a child...

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