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January 20, 2021

North Korea confirms development of hypersonic missiles

In his report to the Eighth Party Congress held from Jan. 5 to 7, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said North Korea is...

Party congress participants told to take off masks during main event

The third day of the Eighth Party Congress commenced without participants wearing masks. Daily NK has learned, however, that even as the roughly 7,000...

Entire management at Chagang Province labor camp replaced due to human rights abuses

North Korean authorities reportedly replaced the entire administrative staff of Correctional Labor Camp No. 6 in Songgan County, Chagang Province, late last year, including...
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Border guard falls through ice while attempting to cross river with lover

In Musan County, North Hamgyong Province, a border guard recently stepped onto a frozen river to defect when the ice collapsed. He sank into...

Printing of North Korean 2021 calendars delayed due to lack of imported ink

North Korea reportedly ran into difficulties printing up its 2021 calendars due to a lack of materials imported from China. In a telephone conversation with...

State security agency arrests key figures involved in North Korea’s nuclear and missile development

A source told Daily NK yesterday that a Ministry of State Security special inspection team arrested about 20 key figures involved in the development...
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North Korean border guards shoot individual crossing over Sino-North Korean border

There was a shooting incident in the Sino-North Korean border region of Yanggang Province, the same place where an armed soldier recently defected across...
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Prisoners at the end of their terms in Chagang Province sent to farms in...

North Korea has been sending prisoners released from correctional labor camps in Chagang Province after June of last year to agricultural villages outside the...
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North Korea appears intent on receiving “international support” for a COVID-19 vaccine

In North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s first order to the Ministry of Public Health this year, he called on the ministry to “put...

North Korea appears to be jamming Unification Media Group radio broadcasts

North Korean authorities appear to be jamming radio broadcasts produced by a South Korean non-profit human rights organization as part of efforts to prevent...

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