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‘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 Market Prices Update: July 24, 2018

All prices shown in KPW and current as of July 24, 2018. Data: Daily NK

North Korea assumes increasingly aggressive stance toward South Korea

North Korea has continued to demand a speedy implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration while raising its criticism of the South Korean government. Uriminzokkiri, a North...

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...

Kim Jong Un itinerary change hints at emergency plane landing

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s private jet was observed in early July making a sudden stopover at Hyesan City on its way to...

Food donations from relatives sought for correctional labor camps

It has recently been reported that North Korea’s network of correctional labor camps run by the Ministry of People’s Security (police), also known as...

Concerns over post-unification circumstances increase

The warming relations between the two Koreas has led to exchanges and cooperation across a number of areas, and sources in North Korea report...

Ice cream and cold buckwheat noodles keep North Koreans cool in...

Unification Media Group (UMG): Welcome to the weekly news rundown from North Korea. Today we’re here speaking again with reporter Kang Mi Jin. What...

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