N. Korea to face S. Korea in Incheon Games soccer final

N. Korea to face S. Korea in Incheon Games soccer final

North Korea will face South Korea in the men's soccer final of the Incheon Asian Games this Thursday. It marks the first Asian Games final that the two Koreas will face each other in for 28 years, …

October 1st, 2014
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North Korea through famine survivors' eyes

North Korea through famine survivors' eyes

“Starvation” is one of the words most frequently associated with North Korea after the country’s tragic 1990s famine. The famine led to a growing influx of North Korean citizens leaving for S…

October 1st, 2014
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Air Koryo operate new tourist charter flights from China

Air Koryo operate new tourist charter flights from China

Air Koryo, North Korea’s state airliner, is operating new charter flights from Zhengzhou in China to Pyongyang for tourism purposes, a Chinese tour company confirmed to NK News Tuesday. The first…

September 30th, 2014
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N. Korea’s currency problems go deeper than money

N. Korea’s currency problems go deeper than money

As of now, the highest denomination of currency in North Korea is 5,000 won, which in reality is only worth 70 cents. It isn’t practical or reliable, and its users have lost faith in their governmen…

September 30th, 2014
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North Korean foreign minister visits Russia

North Korean foreign minister visits Russia

North Korean foreign minister Ri Su Yong is set to begin a 10 day trip to Russia on Tuesday, in the first visit by a DPRK foreign minister to Moscow in four years. During the trip the North Korean …

September 30th, 2014
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No talks on detained American prisoners – U.S. Special Envoy to N. Korea

No talks on detained American prisoners – U.S. Special Envoy to N. Korea

Pyongyang will not engage in talks with Washington about the fate of three Americans currently detained in North Korea, U.S. special representative for North Korean policy Glyn Davies said in Beijing…

September 30th, 2014
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NK News announces new specialist opinion survey

NK News announces new specialist opinion survey

NK News – an independently owned specialist North Korea focused news, information and data outlet – announced the launch of its most extensive DPRK-focused opinion survey feature on Tuesday. Dr…

September 30th, 2014
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N. Korean foreign minister slams Security Council, stresses right to nukes

N. Korean foreign minister slams Security Council, stresses right to nukes

NEW YORK – North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong took to the floor of the United Nations General Assembly Saturday to reiterate Pyongyang’s right to nuclear weapons and slam U.S. airstrikes in …

September 28th, 2014
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U.S. N. Korea rep to meet Asian counterparts

U.S. N. Korea rep to meet Asian counterparts

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies will visit China, South Korea and Japan to discuss policy toward Pyongyang with senior officials in each country, the State Department sa…

September 26th, 2014
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Kim Jong Un absent from second session of 13th Supreme People’s Assembly

Kim Jong Un absent from second session of 13th Supreme People’s Assembly

Update: Reuters reported Friday that North Korean state TV said Kim Jong Un is currently suffering from "discomfort"– the first public concession that he may have a health problem. Kim Jong Un di…

September 25th, 2014
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Matthew Miller begins sentence, describes conditions

Matthew Miller begins sentence, describes conditions

North Korea again displayed U.S. citizen Matthew Miller in front of foreign media on Thursday, picturing him beginning his six year sentence of hard labor for what state media has called “espionage…

September 25th, 2014
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Nearly three months pass as detained American awaits N. Korean trial

Nearly three months pass as detained American awaits N. Korean trial

Nearly three months have passed since North Korean state media said American citizen Jeffrey Edward Fowle would be tried. In contrast, Kenneth Bae, an American detained in November 2012, was sente…

September 25th, 2014
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Chinese coal exports to North Korea show huge increase

Chinese coal exports to North Korea show huge increase

North Korean coal imports from China increased 100-fold between July and August, according to newly released Chinese customs data. The new numbers put the amount of coal shipped from China at nearl…

September 24th, 2014
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CORRECTION: Pyongyang International Airport nearing completion

CORRECTION: Pyongyang International Airport nearing completion

Correction: This article incorrectly suggested Pyongyang's international airport was nearing completion, to be opened on October 10. Subsequent information from readers, confirmed by a source in t…

September 24th, 2014
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China – N. Korea bridge to open in October, but DPRK infrastructure lacking

China – N. Korea bridge to open in October, but DPRK infrastructure lacking

Update 25/9/14: Since publication of this article, NK News analyst John Grisafi detected the construction of a new road approximately 4km from the new Yalu River Bridge, suggesting North Korea may be …

September 24th, 2014
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