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June 25, 2021

North Korea is “scrambling” to secure large amounts of COVID-19 vaccine for its military

North Korea has reportedly been scrambling to secure large amounts of COVID-19 vaccine since the United States pledged to provide the South Korean military...

Ministry of Social Security ordered to form new helicopter unit in mid-March

North Korean authorities have reportedly created a new helicopter unit under the Ministry of Social Security. The unit ostensibly exists to protect lives and...
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North Korea’s Ninth Corps lets soldiers go home on “grain leave”

North Korea's Ninth Corps is quickly sending large numbers of their soldiers home on so-called “grain leave," Daily NK has learned.  In a phone conversation...

North Korea places Yanggang Province village under seven-day lockdown in late May

North Korean authorities placed the village of Hwajeon-ri, in Pochon County, Yanggang Province, under a seven-day lockdown in late May after bird carcasses were...

North Hamgyong Province moves to replace older generation of officials at historical sites

Daily NK has learned that officials at historical sites in North Hamgyong Province are being reshuffled after the provincial party committee ordered them replaced...

Two young children in Yanggang Province abducted for ransoms in May

Two kidnappings of young children recently took place in Yanggang Province, Daily NK has learned.  A source in the province reported on Tuesday that a...

North Korea Market Price Update: June 2, 2021

All prices shown in KPW and current as of June 2, 2021. Data: Daily NK
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Monthly wages of many North Korean workers in China increase

The wages of many North Korean workers in China have recently increased, signaling they will likely stay in the country for the foreseeable future. According...
Market official on patrol in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

North Korea finally opens state-run food stores to little excitement among consumers

North Korean authorities have finally opened the new state-run food stores they created to stabilize food prices. However, as the shops have yet to...
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Seventh General Bureau official publicly executed for engaging in “corrupt construction practices”

Daily NK learned Monday that a member of the political committee of the North Korean military’s Seventh General Bureau was publicly executed in mid-May...

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