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September 23, 2018

Kim Jong Un’s personal train seen in South Hamgyong Province before the summit

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Korean on September 18. Kim Jong Un’s personal train was seen heading to Pyongyang in South Hamgyong...

Rumors that Moon would visit Samjiyon flew as local residents were mobilized to fix...

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Korean on September 18. North Korea reportedly mobilized residents of Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province, en masse to fix...

Regional differences highlight mixed views on inter-Korean summit

With the third inter-Korean summit taking place, regional attitudes are revealing differences in opinions among North Koreans regarding what will be discussed by the...

Sanctions on coal exports lead to improvements in electricity supply

All exports of minerals from North Korea, including coal, have been banned under UN sanctions. This has consequently led to more coal within the...

Mother and triplets kicked out of maternity hospital in Pyongyang

A woman who gave birth to triplets, an occurrence that typically leads to interest from the state and special benefits, was forcibly removed from...
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The pitfalls of economic cooperation without denuclearization

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...

Workers mobilized into shock troop units face difficult choices

The Samjiyon County modernization project is considered one of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s key interests and is the country’s biggest state-run project....

Record-breaking heat and rain lead to inflation concerns

Unification Media Group (UMG): I’m here with reporter Kang Mi Jin and today we’re going to be discussing trends in the North Korean market. Lately...

Pine mushrooms shipped en masse to Pyongyang: inter-Korean summit gifts?

Premium pine mushrooms have traditionally been a major export item for North Korea. Sources report that a large shipment was recently sent to the...

[Photo] Lecture summary reveals continued emphasis on nuclear weapons development

As North Korea celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding on September 9, the authorities handed down an order for lectures that place emphasis...