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September 17, 2019

North Korea orders “simple” Chuseok celebrations

North Koreans are celebrating Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) modestly this year due to continued economic difficulties and an order by the authorities to “celebrate the...
Pine Nuts

Teenager fights pine nut farm guards, killing one 

After entering a pine nut farm illegally, a teenager in Ryanggang Province defended himself from the farm’s guards with a knife, causing one fatality...
Gas Station

New gas stations putting private sellers out of business 

At least four state-owned gas stations are operating in the Ryanggang Province city of Hyesan and two additional stations are set to open soon,...
Typhoon Lingling

Typhoon Lingling ravages North Korea’s breadbasket

North Korea's Korean Central News Agency reported on Sunday that Typhoon Lingling caused five deaths and submerged farmland throughout the country. The news agency...
Kim Il Sung

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Family disappears after child takes scissors to Kim portraits  The Daily NK learned belatedly that at the end of July an entire family from Chongjin,...
Trucks on bridge

Facing food shortages, North Korea taps rice reserves

Significant quantities of military rice reserves at a storage facility in Daeosichon, Ryanggang Province, are being trucked out and may be heading to the...
Factories in Pyongyang

Pyongyang factories encourage workplace exemption program

Managers of some Pyongyang-based factories are encouraging their workers to take part in a popular workplace exemption program referred to colloquially as “8.3 Earnings,”...
Kim Jong Un

Facing rising public discontent, North Korea targets drinking sessions

North Korean residents are increasingly expressing their discontent with the Kim Jong Un regime. Reflecting this worsening sentiment, North Korean authorities have ordered local...
SPA Meeting

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Korean Constitution changed to augment Kim Jong Un’s power Kim Jong Un continues to expand his power. During the second session of the 14th Supreme...
Yoduk concentration camp

Family commits suicide in Yodok prison camp

A family of four imprisoned at the Yodok prison camp (Kwan-li-so Camp 15) in South Hamgyong Province has committed group suicide, Daily NK has...

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