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February 19, 2019

[Photos] New calendars reflect North Koreans’ disinterest in propaganda

North Korea’s 2018 calendar. The left page shows the month of February (with Kim Jong Il’s birthday), and the right shows April (with Kim Il...

Gold smugglers face public trial in Chongjin

North Korea has beefed up crackdowns on smuggling gold and other precious metals out of the country to China, as the resources are considered an important...

North Korean intel agency to oversee expanded smuggling ops

North Korea’s intelligence and security agency has ordered troops stationed along the Chinese border in Ryanggang Province to engage in smuggling operations. The regime’s...

Former spy student caught trying to escape with sister

A North Korean student trained in espionage and his younger sister have been apprehended in China while trying to escape and were recently repatriated....

Market Prices Holding Firm

Food price in North Korea at the end of spring held steady against food prices in March, and worries about an impending famine proved...

Doubling in scrap iron prices brings complaints

North Korean residents tasked with submitting state-set quotas of scrap iron are facing difficulties due to a recent spike in scrap iron prices. “Excessive...

Conference Coins Appearing on the Market

Shenyang, China -- Chosun Workers’ Party cadres who attended the Delegates’ Conference in Pyongyang on September 28th were each presented with a commemorative gold...

Counterfeit shampoos are still better than past alternatives

This is “NK Market Trends,” bringing you news about the North Korean economy every week, and today, we are accompanied by reporter Kang Mi Jin....

Cargo truck rolls over in Ryanggang Province, killing 21

A cargo truck heading to a construction site in Samjiyon-gun, Ryanggang Province, rolled over on June 3, killing 21 people, Daily NK has learned...

Residents kept in dark on Thae Yong Ho’s defection

The defection of North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the UK, Thae Yong Ho, and his family has garnered worldwide attention, but the news has...

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