September 25, 2020


Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

US calls for explanation from North Korea over killing of South Korean

State Department echoes South Korean calls for DPRK explanation

Chad O'Carroll September 24, 2020

Doctors Without Borders spends $1.4 million on TB hospitals, aid in North Korea

NGO details its spending for the first time since it returned to the country in 2019

Min Chao Choy September 24, 2020

Kim Jong Un secretly visited ICBM launcher factory weeks after Singapore summit

Evidence shows that Kim toured sites involved in the first test of a nuclear weapon capable of hitting U.S. mainland

Colin Zwirko September 24, 2020

North Korea shot South Korean citizen and burned his body, ROK military says

The South Korean military says the victim intended to defect to the North, but evidence is so far slim

Jeongmin Kim September 24, 2020

ROK official may have been shot dead near disputed inter-Korean border

North Korean shoot-to-kill orders, designed to protect DPRK from COVID-19, may be linked to official's death

Chad O'Carroll September 23, 2020

Moon calls for end of Korean War, but US & China skirt peninsula issues at UNGA

Trump and Xi's overlooking of DPRK issue may create concern in Pyongyang, analyst says.

Chad O'Carroll September 22, 2020

North Korea renovates key missile launcher factory ahead of big military parade

Renovations at March 16 Factory accelerated in summer 2020, spurred by Kim Jong Un’s visit a year earlier

Colin Zwirko September 22, 2020

North Korea says it will reward skill — not seniority — in its party officials

Rodong Sinmun stressed that officials’ abilities matter more than seniority, signaling potential reshuffle in Jan. 2021

Jeongmin Kim September 22, 2020

Mystery solved: Twitter users identify Kim Jong Un's Swiss disinfectant wipes

Blurry state media images show Kim Jong Un using Swiss sanitizer products in place of domestic DPRK alternatives

Chad O'Carroll September 22, 2020

North Korean man gets seven years of prison labor for Russian border assault

Russia doled out its harshest sentence yet for a 2019 incident involving 17 North Korean fisherman

Min Chao Choy September 21, 2020
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