January 20, 2021


Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

US Ambassador to South Korea announces the end of his controversial tenure

After two and a half years, Harry Harris will serve his final day as ambassador on Jan. 20

Min Chao Choy January 13, 2021

Party Congress over: Kim Yo Jong insults Seoul and talks military parade rumors

Kim Yo Jong accused South Korea of having "nothing better to do" than watch for a Pyongyang military parade

Kelly Kasulis January 12, 2021

South Korea hopes to video chat North Korea with a $361,600 special room

South Korea is looking for construction crews to beef up a facility meant to help President Moon Jae-in reach Pyongyang

Jeongmin Kim January 12, 2021

Kim Jong Un hints at an even stronger crusade against political ‘abuse of power’

Experts say that the DPRK leader’s complaints foreshadow more crackdowns on bribes and other misconduct in the future

Colin Zwirko January 12, 2021

Kim Jong Un absent as officials talk military, science plans at Party Congress

Leaders ironed out finer details about future agriculture, science, defense capabilities and industry plans

Kelly Kasulis | Won-Gi Jung January 11, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Kim Jong Un on his big promotion

Xi vowed to continuously "preserve, consolidate and develop China-DPRK relations," Chinese state media reported

Kelly Kasulis January 11, 2021

North Korea tests 13,259 people for COVID-19, still claims zero confirmed cases

WHO adds that “travel restrictions have been imposed” in the country, but it is unclear when these were introduced

Won-Gi Jung January 11, 2021

‘Meet anytime, anywhere’: Moon answers Kim’s hostile remarks with olive branch

In his New Year's address, South Korean President Moon Jae-in once again pitched more dialogue with the DPRK

Jeongmin Kim January 10, 2021

Signs of military parade detected in Pyongyang on Sunday night, JCS says

The South Korean military detected potential signs of a military parade in Kim Il Sung Square on the evening of Jan. 10

Kelly Kasulis January 10, 2021

Kim Jong Un named general secretary — a title reserved for his late father

Kim Jong Un promoted to a higher Workers' Party of Korea rank that was otherwise posthumously reserved for Kim Jong Il

Won-Gi Jung January 10, 2021