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Ambassadors of Brazil and Nicaragua take up posts in North Korean capital

Ambassadors of Brazil and Nicaragua take up posts in North Korean capital

Diplomats are only fourth and fifth to enter country since pandemic began, as DPRK continues to shun European countries

Ambassadors of Brazil and Nicaragua take up posts in North Korean capital
Joe Smith
Joe Smith June 17, 2024
G7 condemns North Korea-Russia arms trade ahead of possible Putin-Kim summit

G7 condemns North Korea-Russia arms trade ahead of possible Putin-Kim summit

Statement comes amid speculation about how two sides will further bolster military cooperation around the war in Ukraine

G7 condemns North Korea-Russia arms trade ahead of possible Putin-Kim summit
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 17, 2024
North Korea dismantles guard posts as it finishes reinforcing border with China
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North Korea dismantles guard posts as it finishes reinforcing border with China

Imagery shows DPRK built temporary structures as stopgap while expanding security infrastructure during pandemic

North Korea dismantles guard posts as it finishes reinforcing border with China
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle June 17, 2024
Six in 10 South Koreans say Seoul should put stop to anti-North Korea leafleting

Six in 10 South Koreans say Seoul should put stop to anti-North Korea leafleting

But Gallup Korea survey also finds majority support ROK loudspeaker broadcasts, viewing DPRK trash balloons as threat

Six in 10 South Koreans say Seoul should put stop to anti-North Korea leafleting
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Shreyas Reddy June 14, 2024
Russia and North Korea eye joint project to protect endangered Amur leopards

Russia and North Korea eye joint project to protect endangered Amur leopards

Expert says countries may seek to ‘rewild’ rare species in DPRK, noting challenges due to lack of food and habitat

Russia and North Korea eye joint project to protect endangered Amur leopards
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 14, 2024
Signs of military parade prep visible in Pyongyang ahead of possible Putin visit
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Signs of military parade prep visible in Pyongyang ahead of possible Putin visit

Satellite imagery shows construction in Kim Il Sung Square consistent with a parade, despite lack of marching practice

Signs of military parade prep visible in Pyongyang ahead of possible Putin visit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 13, 2024
North Korea celebrates deaths of soldiers building greenhouses for Kim Jong Un

North Korea celebrates deaths of soldiers building greenhouses for Kim Jong Un

State media reveals two workers died during construction on leader’s pet project, holding up their sacrifice as example

North Korea celebrates deaths of soldiers building greenhouses for Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 13, 2024
UN Security Council debates North Korean human rights, exposing fissures again

UN Security Council debates North Korean human rights, exposing fissures again

Experts bemoan worsening situation, as ROK spotlights issue during presidency despite Russian and Chinese opposition

UN Security Council debates North Korean human rights, exposing fissures again
ROK opposition leader charged with orchestrating remittances to North Korea

ROK opposition leader charged with orchestrating remittances to North Korea

Lee Jae-myung is accused of conspiring with officials to send $8M to the DPRK during his tenure as Gyeonggi governor

ROK opposition leader charged with orchestrating remittances to North Korea
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Lina Park June 12, 2024
North Korea trounces Myanmar to move to next round of men’s World Cup qualifiers

North Korea trounces Myanmar to move to next round of men’s World Cup qualifiers

4-1 victory in Laos follows rocky campaign that saw it forfeit to Japan and relocate multiple matches from Pyongyang

North Korea trounces Myanmar to move to next round of men’s World Cup qualifiers
Joe Smith
Joe Smith June 12, 2024