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Soldier dies while trying to steal construction materials 
Date : August 10, 2019
Soldier dies while trying to steal construction materials for Kim Jong Un villaA soldier stationed in North Pyongan Province who attempted to steal construction materials…
SK rice for sale in NK markets 
Date : August 10, 2019
South Korean rice for sale in North Korea’s markets as inspections easeRice labeled with South Korea as the place of origin is being openly sold in North Korea’s market…
NK turn to WeChat for videos 
Date : August 10, 2019
North Koreans turn to WeChat for videos and cross-border communicationIn North Korea’s border areas, the WeChat app is gaining popularity through word-of-mouth as a way …
NK launches investigation into leak 
Date : July 30, 2019
North Korea launches investigation into sensitive leak by state security officialThe North Korean authorities have issued an emergency directive to a border unit of the c…
NK wholesaler of SK electronics under investigation 
Date : July 30, 2019
North Korean wholesaler of South Korean electronics under investigationSources in North Korea report that a wholesaler who sold a large quantity of electronic goods made …
NK officials punished for corruption 
Date : July 30, 2019
North Korean officials punished for corruptionSeveral party cadres have been punished for corruption in North Korea’s South Pyongan Province, according to sources in Nor…
Hyesan-Samjiyon Railroad, poor conditions 
Date : July 24, 2019
North Korea’s Hyesan-Samjiyon Railroad plagued with poor conditions, accidents Accidents continue to plague a new railroad connecting Ryanggang Province’s cities o…
Border guards steal food from house in China 
Date : July 24, 2019
North Korean border guards steal food from house in ChinaTwo soldiers from North Korea’s border patrol were arrested for stealing food from a house in China earlier this…
Private childcare services on the rise 
Date : July 24, 2019
Private childcare services on the rise in North KoreaPrivate childcare facilities in North Korea for working parents are on the rise, a North Korean source recently repor…
“Severe punishment” for building houses on farmland 
Date : July 15, 2019
Kim Jong Un orders “severe punishment” for those who build houses on farmlandIn the midst of nationwide efforts to increase food production, the regime has announced th…
Sanctions hit North Korea’s South Pyongan Province hard 
Date : July 15, 2019
Sanctions hit North Korea’s South Pyongan Province hardIndications continue to suggest that international sanctions on North Korea have led to stagnation of the economy …
NK crackdown broadens on international calls 
Date : July 15, 2019
North Korea crackdown broadens on international callsNorth Korea’s security services are cracking down on international calls in the Sino-North Korean border region. It …
Young NK spend big on electric bikes and smartphones 
Date : July 10, 2019
Young North Koreans spend big on electric bikes and smartphonesElectric bicycles and smartphones are expensive in North Korea, but high prices have not stymied the popula…
NK workers avoiding international sanctions while working in China 
Date : July 9, 2019
North Korean workers avoiding international sanctions while working in ChinaOnly six months remain before workers from North Korea must return home in accordance with UN …
UMG releases survey on NK media landscape 
Date : July 9, 2019
UMG releases 200-person survey on North Korea’s shifting media landscapeSince gaining power in 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has strengthened the country’s crac…
 
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