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N. Korean innkeeper arrested for defying COVID-19 prevention rules

A North Korean innkeeper in her early 50s was recently arrested for bribing local officials to ensure that her establishment did not become a...

African Swine Fever takes its toll on N. Korean pig farms

African Swine Fever (ASF) has caused mass deaths of pigs at farms in South Hwanghae Province and North Hamgyong Province, leading the central government...

N. Korea’s Kilju County faces possible outbreak of COVID-19

Officials in North Hamgyong Province’s Kilju County have recently set up a quarantine facility to house a large number of people who are suffering...

N. Korean authorities refrain from squashing KJU death rumors

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's prolonged absence from the public has fueled rapidly spreading rumors about his death among North Koreans in the...

Sources: Musan Mine operating at less than half of full capacity

The continued closure of the Sino-North Korean border has led to a near shutdown of Musan Mine, North Korea’s largest iron mine, Daily NK...

N. Korea threatens use of weapons to control border with China

North Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) recently sent an official complaint to Chinese authorities criticizing their complacency in policing the Sino-North Korean border...

N. Korea cracks down on the movement of “vagrants”

North Korean authorities have recently ordered local officials to find ways to restrict the movement of beggars and other "vagrants" who engage in crime,...

N. Korean state orchestrates lower prices for soybean oil, sugar

State interventions in the market has led to price drops for some commodities in North Korea's local markets, while other commodity prices remain higher...

N. Korean farms failing to repay loans face backlash from creditors

Collective farm work units in North Hamgyong Province are being hounded by creditors after failing to pay back loans they used to buy needed...

N. Korea’s security agency executes China-based informant

A North Korean informant in China was recently recalled by the Ministry of State Security (MSS) and executed in early February, Daily NK sources...

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