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January 21, 2021

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Recent murders in Pyongyang may be tied to growing economic troubles

Several women in Pyongyang have been murdered in recent weeks by unidentified assailants who may have been trying to steal money to stave off...

Ringleaders of gold smuggling ring harshly punished

The revelation that the ringleaders behind a gold smuggling ring were part of a foreign currency-earning company operated by the Ministry of State Security...

N. Korea may release a “large number” of prisoners in October

North Korean authorities are planning to carry out a special pardon of prisoners in October and the list of pardonees may include those who...

N. Korean woman who killed husband faces life in prison

A woman living in Huchang County, Ryanggang Province, was recently sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband with the help of her...

Security officials demand US dollar bribe from travelling family

Security officials in South Hamgyong Province arrested a family travelling northwards by car last month and have detained them until they pay a USD...

N. Korea to crack down even more on illegal activities in...

North Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) recently held a meeting of high-level officials where they were told to severely punish perpetrators of illegal...

Well-connected dollar trader in Chongjin arrested

A dollar trader in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, who is also the wife of a Department 11 agent, was recently arrested after a lengthy...

Electric train cable theft stops train services near Hamhung for three...

The theft of an electric train cable near Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, stopped train services for three days earlier this month, Daily NK has...

Kim Jong Un orders military to investigate corruption

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered the military to investigate and punish anyone involved in corruption, including the poor management and stealing...

N. Korea forms group to battle illegal foreign currency transactions

North Korea has moved to strongly crack down on potential "negative effects" caused by the floating of government bonds last month, including the forming...

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