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November 12, 2019
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North Korean merchants cut down costs through video-chatting

Some North Korean merchants have started to use the video chatting feature on their smartphones to cut down on business travel costs, Daily NK...

Kim Jong Un’s train leaves Samjiyon after three-day visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s train passed through Hyesan Station and away from Samjiyon at daybreak on Wednesday, Daily NK sources reported on...
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[Defector Interview] Why are bribes in Pyongyang so expensive?

North Koreans are typically forced to pay bribes to get themselves out of trouble when caught watching foreign movies and dramas. For example, Daily...
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Pyongyang car wash station turns to prostitution for cash

North Korean law enforcement recently probed a car wash and disinfection station near Pyongyang after allegations surfaced that it was running a prostitution ring,...
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Kim Jong Un extols progress in Samjiyon Country’s construction projects

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited construction sites in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province, to review progress on the second phase of construction, according...
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Behind North Korea’s refusal to air Tuesday’s soccer match live

North and South Korea held their first soccer match in 29 years in Pyongyang on Tuesday evening, ending in a 0-0 draw. South Korean...
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New North Korean agricultural system yields promising results

An agricultural system recently implemented in select areas of North Korea has experienced success among some farms in Ryanggang Province, Daily NK sources have...
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North Korea’s military softens confrontational tone toward US in new poster

The Korean People's Army (KPA) released a new propaganda poster in September that avoided using customary phrases such as “American imperialists,” Daily NK has...
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Pyongyang’s rumor mill is worried about illicit Chinese soybean oil

A rumor has recently been spreading among Pyongyangites that soybean oil from China is really illicit (recycled) cooking oil, Daily NK sources reported last...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an inspection of the Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province in October 2018

North Korea prioritizes families with dependents in potato handouts

North Korean households in Ryanggang Province with dependents will be given priority to receive potatoes harvested in the province this year, Daily NK learned...

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