July 30, 2021

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills

North Korean leader calls out 'fanatical practices for invasion' ahead of tentative joint U.S.-ROK drills

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
North Korea withdraws from 2022 Asian Cup soccer tournaments

North Korea withdraws from 2022 Asian Cup soccer tournaments

U23 and women's teams will not participate in qualifiers set to begin later this year, Asian Football Confederation says

North Korea withdraws from 2022 Asian Cup soccer tournaments
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 29, 2021
North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
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North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

Disinfection facility at border linked to 'grave' COVID incident sees heavy construction amid reports of 'food crisis'

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
North Korea hides news of inter-Korean hotline reconnection from its people

North Korea hides news of inter-Korean hotline reconnection from its people

Experts say lack of coverage shows concern about public perception amid COVID difficulties

North Korea hides news of inter-Korean hotline reconnection from its people
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 29, 2021
Restored East Sea hotline another buoy to inter-Korean talks

Restored East Sea hotline another buoy to inter-Korean talks

Officials say two sides have spoken over four channels as unification ministry makes plans for videoconference

Restored East Sea hotline another buoy to inter-Korean talks
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 29, 2021
Australian sentenced to 3.5 years for brokering arms sales with North Korea

Australian sentenced to 3.5 years for brokering arms sales with North Korea

Court finds Choi Chan Han guilty of attempting to sell missiles, military equipment, among other sanctioned items

Australian sentenced to 3.5 years for brokering arms sales with North Korea
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 29, 2021
Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

North Korean leader thanks China for war aid, as former top military official reappears at his side despite demotion

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 28, 2021
Washington, Beijing welcome surprise restoration of inter-Korean hotlines

Washington, Beijing welcome surprise restoration of inter-Korean hotlines

In separate statements, the two countries voice support for Seoul-Pyongyang dialogue, improving ties

Washington, Beijing welcome surprise restoration of inter-Korean hotlines
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 27, 2021
Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference

Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference

Fireworks and speech by North Korean leader mark first-ever outdoor national conference of war veterans

Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 27, 2021
North Korea tests 691 more people for COVID-19, reports zero positive cases

North Korea tests 691 more people for COVID-19, reports zero positive cases

DPRK claims to have tested a total of 33,889 people, as state media continues to emphasize virus prevention measures

North Korea tests 691 more people for COVID-19, reports zero positive cases
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts July 27, 2021
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