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N. Korea’s largest fertilizer complex no longer operational

Production at North Korea’s largest fertilizer plant, the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex, has halted and its workers have been sent to work on other projects,...

North Korea dispatches 2,000 additional workers to China

At least 2,000 North Korean workers were recently dispatched to factories in China with non-work visas, Daily NK recently learned.  “A huge number of North...

North Korea’s coal smuggling continues full speed ahead

As part of North Korea’s coal smuggling operations abroad to earn foreign currency, North Korean-flagged vessels have been unloading coal at a port in...

Sanctions hit North Korea’s coal and fishing industries hard

International sanctions on coal exports and fuel imports are causing immense difficulties for North Koreans in the country’s coal and fishing industries, Daily NK...

Interest in Jang Song Taek rebounds in Pyongyang

There has been a sudden rise of high-level officials in Pyongyang mentioning Jang Song Taek, the uncle (by marriage) of North Korean leader Kim...

North Korea hands down recall order to all workers in China

Although three months remain until North Korean workers abroad are required to return home in accordance with a UN Security Council resolution, the regime...

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...

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,”...

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