Lee Hui-ho to visit Pyongyang from August 5 to 8

Lee Hui-ho to visit Pyongyang from August 5 to 8

Lee Hui-ho, the widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung will visit North Korea for four days starting August 5. The schedule was decided upon during meetings at Kaesong yesterday. L…

July 7th, 2015
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Japan admits Koreans forced to work on UNESCO candidate sites

Japan admits Koreans forced to work on UNESCO candidate sites

Japan on Sunday admitted Koreans were forced to work in sites now nominated for consideration as UNESCO World Heritage sites, a long-running point of contention for North Korea. The admission came …

July 6th, 2015
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European Commission designates N.Korean insurance company, individuals

European Commission designates N.Korean insurance company, individuals

The European Commission has designated North Korean representatives and the German branch of the DPRK's national insurance company on Thursday for their possible contributions to North Korea's illic…

July 3rd, 2015
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N.Korean media uses 'birthday dog' meme to make point

N.Korean media uses 'birthday dog' meme to make point

North Korea’s state-run KCTV network used the popular "birthday dog" Internet meme to criticize Americans' extravagant lifestyles. As seen in a video released on YouTube, KCTV’s current issue t…

July 3rd, 2015
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N. Korean oil tankers movement indicates refinery, power plant presence

N. Korean oil tankers movement indicates refinery, power plant presence

The NK News vessel tracker has confirmed the likely existence of a small oil refinery or power plant at Songrim, just south of the North Korean capital. AIS tracking data from Marine Traffic shows …

July 3rd, 2015
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Human rights evolving in N.Korea: New white paper

Human rights evolving in N.Korea: New white paper

The White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea 2015 published by the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) last Wednesday shows the glimpse into North Korean society. The paper, composed …

July 3rd, 2015
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N. Korea releases 'satisfactory' new SLBM test details

N. Korea releases 'satisfactory' new SLBM test details

North Korea released further details of its alleged May submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in its most recent issue of the monthly Pictorial Korea magazine, declaring all aspects of the text …

July 2nd, 2015
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Sustainable humanitarian aid policy needed for unification: S. Korean experts

Sustainable humanitarian aid policy needed for unification: S. Korean experts

Experts gathered Thursday to discuss the past and future of humanitarian aid for North Korea, with the aim of achieving sustainable and efficient support. Both scholars and experienced hand-on work…

July 2nd, 2015
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N. Korea asks Iran for humanitarian aid

N. Korea asks Iran for humanitarian aid

North Korea’s ambassador to Iran yesterday asked the Iranian Red Crescent Society for humanitarian assistance, according to local news outlet the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). Ambassador K…

July 1st, 2015
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Despite drought, N. Korean cereal imports lower than 2014

Despite drought, N. Korean cereal imports lower than 2014

North Korean grain imports so far in 2015 give a mixed account of the reported drought in the DPRK, with a recent sharp increase in imports offset by lower overall shipments than were seen over the sa…

July 1st, 2015
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Inter-Korean cooperation to prevent natural disaster in N.Korea

Inter-Korean cooperation to prevent natural disaster in N.Korea

South Korean Minister of Unification Hong Yong-pyo yesterday stated the necessity of cooperation between South and North Korea to prevent natural disasters, including drought. Hong pointed out the…

July 1st, 2015
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Russian company considering wind farms for N. Korea

Russian company considering wind farms for N. Korea

Russian company RAO Energy Systems of East is considering building wind farms both near and in the DPRK to supply North Korea with electricity, according to a report from energy website Windpowermonth…

June 30th, 2015
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Signs of growth abound in N.Korea's fishing industry

Signs of growth abound in N.Korea's fishing industry

Industries such as fishing are growing in North Korea, even if those who take part in them face many challenges, a defector said Tuesday. Cho Soon-seon, who left North Korea in April 2014 and arriv…

June 30th, 2015
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Claims N. Korean defector earns $41k per speech 'completely incorrect'

Claims N. Korean defector earns $41k per speech 'completely incorrect'

Claims that North Korean celebrity defector Yeonmi Park earns an average of $41,000 per speaking engagement are 'completely incorrect,' the 21-year-old's New York-based agent told NK News on Monday…

June 30th, 2015
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S. Korea could invest in North via AIIB: Finance minister

S. Korea could invest in North via AIIB: Finance minister

South Korea’s finance minister on Monday said that Seoul could invest in DPRK infrastructure projects via China’s Asian Infrastructure Development Bank (AIIB). South Korea has recently joined t…

June 29th, 2015
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