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N. Korea to curb illegal slaughtering, ownership of working cows

Following an order by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the country's Central Committee recently instructed party, administrative and judicial authorities to clamp down...
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Kim Son Il appointed as deputy director of Reconnaissance General Bureau

North Korea’s leadership recently appointed Kim Son Il as the new deputy director of the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), which appears to have undergone...
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North Korean smuggler shot dead while crossing border

A North Korean smuggler was recently shot dead by the North Korean border patrol in Yanggang Province following an announcement earlier this month that...
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Preferential treatment toward Samjiyon stokes discontent

North Koreans living outside of Samjiyon are increasingly expressing discontent about the preferential treatment the city’s locals are receiving from the government, including free...
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Kim Yo Jong tightens party membership requirements nationwide

In what appears to be a move aimed at “steadying the foundations” of North Korea’s communist party before Party Foundation Day on Oct. 10,...
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Chagang Province begins efforts to “resolve” local food shortages

Following an order by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "resolve" food shortages nationwide, Chagang Province officials have begun constructing large-scale irrigation facilities...
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There are signs N. Korea may be preparing to launch a SLBM on Oct....

There are signs that North Korea is preparing the launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) at a submarine maintenance facility in Sinpo Shipyard,...
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Pyongyang university students began practicing for Oct. 10 parade on Sept. 1

From Sept. 1, students at universities in Pyongyang began practicing for a mass parade to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of North...
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Kim Jong Un criticizes Ministry of Social Security for confusion over vehicle licenses

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently weighed in on the failure of the Ministry of Social Security to properly handle confusion surrounding vehicle...
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Lecture for Pyongyang airport workers claims Seoul has been “locked down”

A lecture for employees of the Pyongyang International Airport Management Operations Bureau held on Saturday claimed that Seoul has been "completely locked down" due...

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