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COVID outbreaks depress North Korea-China trade in June: Data

COVID outbreaks depress North Korea-China trade in June: Data

Trade in June just 20% of that in April, before DPRK implemented nationwide controls and two sides suspended rail trade

COVID outbreaks depress North Korea-China trade in June: Data
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 19, 2022
North Korean side of Panmunjom visibly unkempt as media tours to JSA restart

North Korean side of Panmunjom visibly unkempt as media tours to JSA restart

COVID-19 concerns appear to be cause of ‘abandoned’ state of DPRK side of inter-Korean border, tour guide says

North Korean side of Panmunjom visibly unkempt as media tours to JSA restart
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 19, 2022
Russian envoy says North Korea could send workers to breakaway Ukrainian states

Russian envoy says North Korea could send workers to breakaway Ukrainian states

Suggested cooperation between DPRK and Moscow-backed Donbas republics would undermine UN sanctions, some experts say

Russian envoy says North Korea could send workers to breakaway Ukrainian states
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 19, 2022
Former national security adviser defends 2019 repatriation of North Koreans

Former national security adviser defends 2019 repatriation of North Koreans

Seoul releases video of handover after Chung Eui-yong criticizes reopening of case, says ‘felons’ posed risk to society

Former national security adviser defends 2019 repatriation of North Koreans
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 18, 2022
Sailing in the dark: North Korean ship reappears after vanishing for 5 years
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Sailing in the dark: North Korean ship reappears after vanishing for 5 years

Dae Bong 1’s disappearance from tracking system suggests it sailed under false identity for years, expert says

Sailing in the dark: North Korean ship reappears after vanishing for 5 years
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 18, 2022
North Korea says Kyiv has no right to oppose its recognition of breakaway states

North Korea says Kyiv has no right to oppose its recognition of breakaway states

Statement comes two days after Pyongyang recognized self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk republics in eastern Ukraine

North Korea says Kyiv has no right to oppose its recognition of breakaway states
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 15, 2022
New unification minister encourages World Food Program to help North Korea

New unification minister encourages World Food Program to help North Korea

Kwon Young-se says food aid to DPRK should not be affected by state of inter-Korean relations or other political issues

New unification minister encourages World Food Program to help North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer July 15, 2022
New North Korean hacking group extorting small businesses in ransomware attacks
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New North Korean hacking group extorting small businesses in ransomware attacks

Microsoft says H0lyGh0st hackers deploying increasingly sophisticated ransomware but have been unsuccessful so far

New North Korean hacking group extorting small businesses in ransomware attacks
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 15, 2022
South Korea repatriated nearly 200 North Koreans but only ‘expelled’ two: Seoul

South Korea repatriated nearly 200 North Koreans but only ‘expelled’ two: Seoul

2019 handover of DPRK fishermen is only repatriation of those who sought to defect, unification ministry data shows

South Korea repatriated nearly 200 North Koreans but only ‘expelled’ two: Seoul
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 15, 2022
North Korea building new ski resort in ‘holy land’ near Chinese border: Imagery
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North Korea building new ski resort in ‘holy land’ near Chinese border: Imagery

Major construction on ski slope and at Samjiyon Airport suggests country preparing for foreign or domestic tourists

North Korea building new ski resort in ‘holy land’ near Chinese border: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 15, 2022
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