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Kim Jong Un’s new car from Putin sparks resentment among North Koreans

News that Russian President Vladimir Putin gave North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a luxury car has sparked resentment among some North Koreans, Daily...

N. Korea conducts lectures to promote implementation of 20×10 policy

North Korea recently held lectures for provincial cadres as part of efforts to implement the regime’s new “20×10 rural development policy.” The lectures appear...

N. Korean soldier’s desertion in Pyongyang causes major stir

The desertion of a soldier from a guard company at a Pyongyang university just a day before Kim Jong Il’s birthday celebration caused a...

N. Korean officials shocked about establishment of ties between S. Korea and Cuba

North Korea has yet to officially respond to South Korea’s recent establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. The Rodong Sinmun, available to all North...

N. Korean teachers increasingly turn to students’ parents for help

North Korean teachers facing severe financial hardship are turning to parents for help. While schools harshly criticize teachers for such behavior, some teachers are...

Poisoned N. Korean elderly couple revived through narcotics

An elderly couple in Kyongwon County, North Hamgyong Province, was brought to consciousness with the help of narcotics after collapsing from carbon monoxide poisoning,...

Satellite imagery suggests clandestine trade activity between Russia and DPRK

Some satellites orbit the Earth while taking pictures of the world’s lights at night. The Joint Polar-orbiting Satellite System (JPSS), operated jointly by NASA...

Ten questions on North Korea with Daily NK President Lee Kwang Baek

This year has seen a wide range of developments in North Korean affairs. From a major shift in North Korea’s unification policy to a...

How one North Korean man was purged for no real reason

In June 2020, the iconic Changgwangwon Health Complex in North Korea celebrated its 40th anniversary. The complex is known among Pyongyang residents for having...

North Korean and Uzbek workers involved in major brawl at Russian worksite

A major fight broke out recently between North Korean and Uzbek workers at a construction site in Russia, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition...

North Korea’s RMB-KPW market exchange rate sees rapid increase

Foreign exchange rates have risen in North Korea’s markets, but the market rate of the Chinese yuan (RMB) to the North Korean won (KPW)...

Hyesan residents pray for peace, prosperity during Great Full Moon Festival

Crowds of Hyesan residents climbed to the top of hills and other high places to view the full moon and make wishes on the...

N. Korea intensifies screening of candidates for overseas work

North Korean authorities have greatly intensified ideological screenings when selecting workers to be sent overseas, apparently in response to continued defections by overseas workers. Speaking...

N. Korea stresses repair of old railways amid push for expanded trade

North Korea’s central government recently ordered North Pyongan Province to renovate and repair outdated sections of the province’s railway network. The order comes amid...

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