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Vessels with luxury goods slip through sanctions' loopholes (Jang Seul Gi) Despite international sanctions against North Korea, the country's elites have been able to exploit...

North Korea orders “simple” Chuseok celebrations

North Koreans are celebrating Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) modestly this year due to continued economic difficulties and an order by the authorities to “celebrate the...

Teenager fights pine nut farm guards, killing one 

After entering a pine nut farm illegally, a teenager in Ryanggang Province defended himself from the farm’s guards with a knife, causing one fatality...

New gas stations putting private sellers out of business 

At least four state-owned gas stations are operating in the Ryanggang Province city of Hyesan and two additional stations are set to open soon,...

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...

Facing food shortages, North Korea taps rice reserves

Significant quantities of military rice reserves at a storage facility in Daeosichon, Ryanggang Province, are being trucked out and may be heading to the...

Pyongyang factories encourage workplace exemption program

Managers of some Pyongyang-based factories are encouraging their workers to take part in a popular workplace exemption program referred to colloquially as “8.3 Earnings,”...

North Korea intensifies prostitution crackdown

Prostitution has been on the rise in tandem with increasing economic difficulties in North Korea. The government is now taking wider steps to crackdown...

North Korea Market Prices Update: August 21, 2018

All prices shown in KPW and current as of August 21, 2018. Data: Daily NK  

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