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August 20, 2019

Soldiers who inspected Kim Jong Un’s personal food truck removed from duties

Border security soldiers who dared to inspect a vehicle transporting food for Kim Jong Un and his family have been removed from their duties. The...

Market fees in North Korea set for reduction in parts of border region

Management and market fees collected from merchants for vendor stall usage in some of North Korea's markets are set to be reduced, Daily NK...

North Koreans turn to WeChat for videos and cross-border communication

In North Korea’s border areas, the WeChat app is gaining popularity through word-of-mouth as a way to avoid surveillance from the North Korean authorities. “In...

North Korea Market Prices Update: July 23, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of July 23, 2019. Data: Daily NK    
Scene from the fifth meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the Korean People's Army held in Pyongyang on March 25 and 26

North Korean officials punished for corruption

Several party cadres have been punished for corruption in North Korea’s South Pyongan Province, according to sources in North Korea. “On July 8, a commission...

North Korean wholesaler of South Korean electronics under investigation

Sources in North Korea report that a wholesaler who sold a large quantity of electronic goods made by South Korea’s Samsung in Chongjin was...

North Korea launches investigation into sensitive leak by state security official

The North Korean authorities have issued an emergency directive to a border unit of the country's Ministry of State Security to prevent internal information...

North Korean man in border region arrested for using South Korean dialect

North Korea's Pochon County state security department arrested a man in his thirties for “speaking in a South Korean manner” while purchasing cigarettes at...

North Koreans asked to report strangers during training drill

Earlier this month, the North Korean authorities conducted a training drill to test the system in place for reporting suspicious people in specific border...
The state-run Rodong Sinmun reported in May that Kim Jong Un observed a strike drill involving large-caliber, long-range multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons on the coast of the East Sea.

North Korea ceases operation of some munitions factories

In a highly unusual development, some munitions factories in North Korea have stopped operating, according to sources inside the country. Some local sources surmise that...

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