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September 23, 2019

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

SNAPSHOTS The Sweetening of North Korea’s Snack Industry Even as recently as the early 2000s, there were very few North Korean confections that were sweet. Consumers...

Military couple faces corruption charges for illegal taxi business in Pyongyang 

A military officer and his wife are under a corruption investigation for operating an illegal taxi business in Pyongyang, Daily NK learned from multiple...
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Government prices for blueberries fall, leading farmers to hoard

Parts of Ryanggang Province are at the height of the blueberry picking season, but farmers are voicing concerns because blueberry prices have fallen dramatically...
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Body of suspected North Korean set to receive burial in South Korea

The North Korean government has failed to respond to a proposal to return the body of an individual thought to be from North Korea...

Eight additional North Korean defectors arrested by Chinese authorities

Eight defectors were arrested by Chinese police in late May, according to Voice of America. Voice of America (VOA) reported on May 30 that four...

Daily NK reviews North Korea’s “Pyongyang 3404” tablet computer

As the popularity of smartphones continues to grow in North Korea, many different options are flooding the market. Daily NK recently obtained a North...

Far-left group protests against UMG-Thae Yong Ho collaboration

Members of the Paektu Protection Squad, which was created to welcome North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Seoul, last week visited the offices...

North Korea showcases first smart house

Competing brands for IoT-enabled speakers such as Kakao Mini and GIGA have been garnering a lot of attention in South Korea recently. In the...

North Korean hacker group infiltrates popular South Korean security program

A hacker group likely supported by North Korea has launched an advanced persistent threat (APT) attack by inserting malicious code in a popular South...

Ministry of Justice must lead way on human rights investigations

The creation of the North Korean Human Rights Foundation as stipulated by the 2016 North Korean Human Rights Act has been postponed due to...

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