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From home parties to street stalls: N. Korea’s evolving drinking habits

As families across North Korea tighten their belts, the country's male drinking culture is undergoing a gradual change, Daily NK has learned. "Except for special...
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In N. Korea’s crackdown on remittance brokers, freedom has a price

North Korea strictly cracks down on remittances, but remittance brokers often secure their release with substantial bribes, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition of...

N. Korean technicians sent to farms aspire for party membership

South Pyongan Province has been sending small teams of technicians formed in factories and enterprises to farms since March, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on...
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Corruption exposed at North Korean lubricant factory

A two-week investigation by the Nampo city prosecutors' office has uncovered widespread corruption and safety violations at the Chonji Lubricant Factory, leading to a...

Pyongyang pushes use of methane gas in outskirts of city

The Pyongyang municipal government has recently issued an order calling for the use of methane gas for energy in the outskirts of the city,...
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Haeju factory engages in production battle to meet export order

The Suyangsan Unha Clothing Factory in Haeju recently conducted an intensive production campaign to fulfill an order from a major customer in China, Daily...
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N. Korea’s mobilized youth are abandoning workplaces in droves

A growing number of North Korean youths who were forced by the North's authorities to "volunteer" for hardship jobs are abandoning their workplaces and...
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N. Korean official sacked over Korean Children’s Union event

A guidance officer of the Korean Children's Union at a school in Sariwon has been dismissed over issues related to last month's event in...
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Hyesan officials intensify inspections of exported items

Hyesan authorities have recently intensified their crackdown on items exported through so-called state smuggling. The authorities are aiming to stop items from secretly exiting...

N. Korea sent workers to Russia before Putin-KJU summit

North Korean authorities sent new workers to Russia ahead of the recent summit between Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin, Daily NK has learned. Speaking...

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