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N. Korea increases production of glass panels

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently gave orders to glass factories to increase production as part of efforts to ensure a steady supply...

Ryanggang Province’s top party official replaced due to old age

The chief secretary of Ryanggang Province's Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) committee was recently replaced in what some view as part of North Korean...

N. Korean sentenced to two years in labor camp for assault

A woman in her 40s was sentenced to two years in a labor camp after assaulting a teenage girl who she suspected was having...

Alleged leaker of Kim Jong Un’s whereabouts executed

An alleged leaker of information about Kim Jong Un's visit to Samjiyon last October was executed in Pyongyang in late December, Daily NK has...

Group wedding held for injured Samjiyon construction workers

On Dec. 21, 20 male members of North Korea's "Storm Trooper" units who were injured during construction work in Samjiyon were married to women...

N. Korean soldiers increasingly strained by construction projects

Soldiers in the Korean People’s Army (KPA) have taken an increasing role in large-scale construction projects pursued as part of North Korea's "five-year strategy...

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Daily NK Snapshots are synopses of select articles from our Korean website. Snapshots provide a window into the Daily NK’s reporting—domestic news items that...

Taxes soar in agricultural regions as farming season wraps up

Following the completion of the farming season and annual payments in kind for workers in agricultural regions, North Korean authorities have imposed a number...

Women in Samjiyon’s work units fall victim to sexual assault

Female members of work units mobilized at the construction sites in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province, have been victim to severe instances of sexual assault, Daily...

Has North Korea firmly decided to head down a “new path”?

On Monday, festivities on North Korea’s Mount Paektu, a mountain of great spiritual significance for both North and South Koreans, marked the reaching of...

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