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Students, residents forced to prep for regime's lavish April events 
Date : April 17, 2017
April is packed with political events in North Korea, from Kim Il Sung's birthday on the 15th to the Korean People’s Army Foundation Day on the 25th. But these celebrati…
MSS agents go deep undercover, disguise themselves as goat herders 
Date : April 17, 2017
North Korea’s Ministry of State Security has ratcheted up its efforts to arrest residents making international calls with Chinese mobile phones. In one recent incident, …
Bribery thrives despite Ministry of State Security investigation 
Date : April 17, 2017
Ministry of State Security agents in the border regions are soliciting bribes in return for leniency toward the use of Chinese mobile phones. Such bribery continues unaba…
Deification of Kim Il Sung no match for marketization 
Date : April 12, 2017
April 15 will mark the 105th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birthday, a day imbued with important political meaning for Kim Jong Un and an optimal opportunity to call heart…
Security officers illegally break into home, arrest woman 
Date : April 12, 2017
A woman in her fifties has been arrested in Ryanggang Province’s Kimjongsuk County after attempting to resist arrest with a kitchen knife when Ministry of State Security…
Criticism takes hold in wake of Kim Jong Nam's death 
Date : April 12, 2017
In recent weeks, Daily NK has heard rising and unprecedented criticisms of Kim Jong Un from its sources in North Korea as the news of Kim Jong Nam's murder continues to s…
State security officials tail traders to block South Korean products 
Date : April 4, 2017
The North Korean authorities have dispatched Ministry of State Security officials to accompany traders trucks from the end of last year in order to block the inflow of So…
Border guard arrested for accepting bribes to aid defectors 
Date : April 4, 2017
A North Korean soldier posted at the Sino-North Korea border has been apprehended while re-entering North Korea after crossing over into China. His arrest marks a new per…
Authorities institute unrealistic price ceilings, prompting vendors' ire 
Date : March 27, 2017
The North Korean authorities have issued public price ceilings in the markets that widely diverge from market prices. The policy, which does not involve a logical underst…
Ministry of State Security officials soften their approach 
Date : March 22, 2017
In the midst of North Korea’s lean period in March, the prices of some market goods in Ryanggang Province are fluctuating wildly, causing difficulties for ordinary North…
Former spy student caught trying to escape with sister 
Date : March 14, 2017
A North Korean student trained in espionage and his younger sister have been apprehended in China while trying to escape and were recently repatriated. The two were caugh…
Fatality rate at N. Korean prisons estimated at 25 pct: report 
Date : March 7, 2017
SEOUL, March 7 (Yonhap) -- Nearly one in four prisoners at North Korea's labor camps die of disease while in confinement, a Seoul-based think tank said in a report releas…
Consumption gap widens in Pyongyang 
Date : March 7, 2017
Recent reports suggest that the consumption gap is widening in Pyongyang, increasing tension between North Korean residents and the regime. According to sources inside th…
North Korean regime seeks to maintain control over market prices 
Date : March 7, 2017
Rather than focus on allegations that the North Korean regime was involved in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, it appears to be instead choosing to focus on controlling market…
North Koreans react to Kim Jong Nam's death 
Date : March 7, 2017
Following the apparent murder of Kim Jong Il's eldest son, Kim Jong Nam, at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport, news of the incident has made its way back int…
 
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