January 24, 2020


Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents


In final months before UN worker ban, thousands of North Koreans went to Russia

New data published as Moscow admits it has not yet fully complied with UN rules on overseas DPRK laborers

Jacob Fromer January 24, 2020

North Korea, Global Fund reach agreement on new TB-malaria treatment grant

Implementation of $41.7 million grant set to begin "immediately," spokesperson says

Oliver Hotham January 24, 2020

Roughly a thousand North Korean workers remain in Russia, despite UN ban: MFA

"Limited" transport options responsible for delay, spokesperson Maria Zakharova says

Oliver Hotham January 24, 2020

Multiple flights between North Korea and China canceled amid coronavirus scare

Route to Vladivostok not affected, however, according to the Russian embassy in Pyongyang

Colin Zwirko January 24, 2020

Citing nuclear North Korea, "Doomsday Clock" moves closer than ever to midnight

World is "sleepwalking its way through a newly unstable nuclear landscape," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says

Jacob Fromer January 23, 2020

North Korea may be preparing to hold military parade, satellite imagery suggests

Soldier formations appear at Mirim Parade Training Facility in Pyongyang ahead of notable February anniversaries

Colin Zwirko January 23, 2020

N. Korea drastically restricts travel to China in bid to stem coronavirus spread

Local embassies informed that they are "completely forbidden" from going to China, NK News has learned

Oliver Hotham January 23, 2020

"Slow, steady, patient" diplomacy with North Korea will continue: State

"There’s nothing to be gained by not talking," senior official tells reporters at the State Department

Jacob Fromer January 23, 2020

North Korean 2020 propaganda posters highlight plenum slogans, sci-tech targets

Satellite launcher reappears in science-themed poster, though none reference unification or anti-U.S. stance 

Colin Zwirko January 22, 2020

North Korea names ex-ambassador as new ruling party foreign policy chief

Former top envoy to Russia to serve as head of WPK International Department, diplomatic note confirms

Oliver Hotham January 22, 2020
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