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October 20, 2019
Cultivated land in North Korea along the border with China

North Korea posts good harvest of white apricots

Unification Media Group (UMG): It’s time to talk about market trends in North Korea with Daily NK’s reporter Mi Jin Kang. One of North...

Two North Korean soldiers die during bridge repair

Two soldiers have died after falling from a bridge while repairing the Nampo-Pyongyang expressway last month for North Korea’s Department of Roads, according to...
Pyongyangites drinking Taedonggang Beer

Pyongyang residents join chorus of criticism toward Kim Jong Un

Daily NK has caught a glimpse of how popular feeling toward the state among ordinary North Koreans appears to be changing for the worse....

Samjiyon officials selling off apartments to cover construction budget shortfall

North Korean officials have begun selling semi-finished apartments to local residents in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province, due to a cash shortfall impeding the completion...
North Korean currency

Despite lack of popular trust in the North Korean won, state media claims that...

North Korea’s state media has asserted that the global trade sector is rejecting the US dollar, while the use of each country’s national currency...

Authorities order removal of “eyesore” iron bars on Pyongyang apartment windows

The removal of iron bars from apartments in Pyongyang has led to a steep rise in burglaries, frustrating the city’s residents. Rumors have spread...

Members of elite Pyongyang military unit caught up in gambling scandal

Officers from a battalion-level unit within the Korean People's Internal Security Forces' (KPISF) 8th General Bureau, which is under the Ministry of People’s Security...
Guard post on Sino-North Korea border

North Korean authorities ratchet up efforts to block international calling

North Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) is tightening control over international calls in the Sino-North Korea border region as part of increasing efforts...

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...

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