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Two North Koreans attempting to flee across border arrested in Yanggang Province

Recently, two North Koreans who were attempting to defect were arrested by the Ministry of State Security branch in Yanggang Province. A source reported...
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North Korea provides gifts to children for Kim Jong Il’s birthday

Daily NK has confirmed that North Korean authorities provided children with gifts for Kim Jong Il’s birthday (Feb. 16), one of North Korea’s biggest...
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Some students cheat on final exams amid lockdowns in Yanggang and Chagang provinces

With North Korean schools unprecedentedly holding their year-end exams in February due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the adoption of at-home testing in some border...
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Hyesan, Samjiyon lockdown lifted after just 18 days

Daily NK has learned that North Korean authorities lifted the lockdown on the cities of Hyesan and Samjiyon in Yanggang Province after just 18...
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North Korean-Chinese joint ventures still suffering from severe financial hardships

A year after North Korea closed its borders to prevent the spread of COVID-19, joint ventures between North Korea and China in the border...

North Korea may give priority to the country’s “core class” for COVID-19 vaccine

North Korean authorities are scheduled to receive enough COVID-19 vaccine for 990,000 people from the COVAX Facility, an international initiative for equitable access to...
Hyesan, Ryanggang Province in August 2018

Locals arrested in Hyesan for violating lockdown orders

With North Korean authorities putting the cities of Hyesan and Samjiyon in Yanggang Province under lockdown late last month, local residents are reportedly receiving...

North Korean authorities issue new policy for electricity generation

With North Korea shaking up the Ministry of Electric Power Industry at the Eighth Party Congress for falling short of electricity production goals, Daily...
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Group of North Koreans caught trying to defect North Korea by boat

At the beginning of January, several North Koreans were caught while attempting to defect from North Korea by boat from Chongjin Port, North Hamgyong...

North Korea to dispatch up to 10,000 workers to Russia from March

North Korean authorities plan to dispatch up to 10,000 workers to Russia starting in early March, Daily NK has learned. A source in Pyongyang told...

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