February 06, 2023

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

New North Korean luxury department store opens in capital after years of delays
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New North Korean luxury department store opens in capital after years of delays

Exclusive photos show high-end liquors for sale but little else at renamed Ryugyong Golden Plaza

New North Korean luxury department store opens in capital after years of delays
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 2, 2023
Seoul boasts of space vehicle launch as it looks to better surveil North Korea

Seoul boasts of space vehicle launch as it looks to better surveil North Korea

ROK says last week’s surprise nighttime test was part of efforts to develop space-based reconnaissance capabilities

Seoul boasts of space vehicle launch as it looks to better surveil North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 2, 2023
Kim Jong Un and daughter inspect mass-produced missiles at Pyongyang factory

Kim Jong Un and daughter inspect mass-produced missiles at Pyongyang factory

NK News identifies likely location of daughter’s 1st missile factory inspection as North Korea signals nuclear ambitions

Kim Jong Un and daughter inspect mass-produced missiles at Pyongyang factory
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 1, 2023
Kim Jong Un vows to ‘exponentially’ increase nuke production to counter US, ROK

Kim Jong Un vows to ‘exponentially’ increase nuke production to counter US, ROK

North Korean leader previews ‘new’ ICBM development, spy satellite launch plans in 2023 as major party meeting ends

Kim Jong Un vows to ‘exponentially’ increase nuke production to counter US, ROK
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 1, 2023
North Korea tests ‘nuclear-capable’ rocket launcher to ring in new year

North Korea tests ‘nuclear-capable’ rocket launcher to ring in new year

Kim Jong Un says ‘super-large multiple rocket launcher system’ can strike anywhere in ROK during handover ceremony

North Korea tests ‘nuclear-capable’ rocket launcher to ring in new year
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 1, 2023
North Korea launches 3 short-range missiles amid end-of-year party meeting

North Korea launches 3 short-range missiles amid end-of-year party meeting

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un also holds politburo meeting Friday as ongoing party plenum winds down

North Korea launches 3 short-range missiles amid end-of-year party meeting
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 31, 2022
Official 2023 North Korean calendar lays out contours of the year ahead

Official 2023 North Korean calendar lays out contours of the year ahead

DPRK again excludes nuclear test holiday and Kim Jong Un’s birthday, while major army anniversary approaches

Official 2023 North Korean calendar lays out contours of the year ahead
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung December 30, 2022
North Korea steps up military parade training, pointing to large-scale event
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North Korea steps up military parade training, pointing to large-scale event

New activity at Pyongyang training area suggests missile launchers will feature in parade, though date still unclear

North Korea steps up military parade training, pointing to large-scale event
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 30, 2022
Suspected North Korean hackers deploy corrupt Android app in attack on reporter
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Suspected North Korean hackers deploy corrupt Android app in attack on reporter

Researchers say powerful malware comes disguised as fake app, highlighting overlap with past DPRK cyber campaigns

Suspected North Korean hackers deploy corrupt Android app in attack on reporter
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 30, 2022
Yoon reprimanded defense minister for failure to intercept North Korean drones

Yoon reprimanded defense minister for failure to intercept North Korean drones

Senior presidential official says it was ‘frustrating’ to watch military’s response but that small drones evaded radar

Yoon reprimanded defense minister for failure to intercept North Korean drones
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 29, 2022
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