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December 10, 2018

Poor food rations leading to rise in absenteeism among public workers

Public officials in some areas of North Korea are repeatedly skipping work, leaving areas of the government in a state of paralysis. At least...

DVDs of South Korean performers in Pyongyang for sale in Chongjin

Several South Korean musical acts participated in a series of events in Pyongyang in April, and a DVD of the performances is now being...

Traffic cops deployed for Accident Awareness Month in North Korea

In conjunction with the beginning of Accident Awareness Month this November, the North Korean government has dispatched additional personnel to problem areas to help...

North Korean coal briquette factories open their doors ahead of winter

Winter is fast approaching in North Korea, and sources in some parts of the country report that newly-built coal briquette factories are opening one...

North Korean propaganda promotes EMP attacks using nuclear weapons

North Korean officials charged with spreading propaganda are informing residents about the significance of nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapons. Propaganda officials are tasked with promoting...

Carbon monoxide poisoning at guest house kills five

Since the 1980s, coal briquettes have been considered the "grim reaper of the bedroom" by North Korean citizens due to their role in carbon...

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...

North Korean construction workers in Samjiyon face long hours in icy temperatures

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his third on-the-spot visit to the Samjiyon modernization project site late last month. The site is now...

North Korean defector in Russia unexpectedly repatriated

A defector living in Russia who had recently chosen to move to South Korea has been suddenly and unexpectedly repatriated back to North Korea,...

North Korean schools introduce new type of vacation for students

While the North Korean vacation system has generally been divided into summer and winter vacations, “wild greens vacation” and “acorn vacations,” where students are...

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