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Kim Jong Un orders MOFA to focus on improving US-DPRK relations

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) officials to “focus all diplomatic activities on improving relations with the...

‘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...

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...

Divergent opinions between US and North Korea on declaring end to...

The declaration of the end of the Korean War has become a central issue in talks between the US and North Korea following US...

North Korea’s ruling system requires structural change

According to North Korean state media, during on-the-spot guidance at the a power plant  construction site in Orang County, North Hamgyong Province, leader Kim...

‘No timeline for denuclearization’: What is Trump’s plan?

“We have no time limit. We have no speed limit. We’re just going through the process,” U.S. President Donald Trump recently said in regards...

Marketization key to North Korea’s future prosperity

The North Korean economy has a number of unusual characteristics. Estimates on the average income level of an ordinary North Korean are a paltry...

North Korea announces three-year reductions in some prison camp sentences

North Korea has announced that it will conduct a mass amnesty before the 70th anniversary of the country’s establishment in September, with sources in...

Authorities crack down on homemade pesticides

The North Korean authorities have begun cracking down on the use of homemade pesticides and fertilizers as the harvest season approaches, following an order...

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