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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...
Sino-North Korean relations

China and North Korea align efforts to check the US

While negotiations with the US have been in deadlock, North Korea and China have grown closer. In addition to official visits including Chinese Foreign...

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

SNAPSHOTS Grandiose Youth Day Celebrations Despite Economic Troubles  North Korean officials ordered that grand celebrations be held for this year’s Youth Day (August 28th), a national...

Teachers’ rally sparks hope for change in North Korea’s education system 

The North Korean government has announced through the Rodong Sinmun and other state-run media that a rally will be held to discuss ‘transformation of...

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