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Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Family disappears after child takes scissors to Kim portraits  The Daily NK learned belatedly that at the end of July an entire family from Chongjin,...

Two perspectives of one North Korean Potemkin village

A North Korean Potemkin Village  People view North Korea in two different ways. For example, take a look at the picture above. You can see...

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Korean Constitution changed to augment Kim Jong Un’s power Kim Jong Un continues to expand his power. During the second session of the 14th Supreme...

Anti-US vitriol absent during armistice anniversary

North Korea held events nationwide to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement, marking the end of the Korean War...

‘Mallima speed’ and ‘socialist revolution’ dominate state media

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a construction site in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province. Image: Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The North Korean authorities...

North Korean family arrested during defection attempt

A North Korean family who were preparing to escape to South Korea were arrested and interrogated by members of the Ministry of State Security...

Prisoners protesting cruel treatment exempted from upcoming mass amnesty

Two military factory laborers held in a correctional labor camp (kyohwaso) in Chagang Province have received severe punishment, including 10 days in solitary confinement,...

North Korean funerals becoming more commercialized

North Korea’s funerals are becoming more commercialized, a sign of the development emerging in the country. Previously in North Korea, most funerals were conducted...

North Korea’s economic improvement depends on denuclearization

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...

Two dead, one injured in Hyesan stabbing

Two people are dead and one injured following a stabbing incident in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province earlier this month. The assailant has yet to be...

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