May 07, 2021

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

Activist says he launched 500,000 fliers towards North Korea to defy new law

Activist says he launched 500,000 fliers towards North Korea to defy new law

Defector Park Sang-hak’s latest purported launch challenges a contentious law that can jail or fine leafleting activists

Activist says he launched 500,000 fliers towards North Korea to defy new law
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 30, 2021
Why did North Korea’s ‘ordinary girl’ YouTuber disappear from the web?

Why did North Korea’s ‘ordinary girl’ YouTuber disappear from the web?

Un A once racked up thousands of views as “the new face of North Korean propaganda”

Why did North Korea’s ‘ordinary girl’ YouTuber disappear from the web?
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 30, 2021
Kim Jong Un wants to control teens with music, haircuts and socialist thought

Kim Jong Un wants to control teens with music, haircuts and socialist thought

North Korean leader tells Youth League to stamp out “exotic lifestyles” and “dangerous poisons” to state ideals

Kim Jong Un wants to control teens with music, haircuts and socialist thought
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 29, 2021
Moon and Biden to meet on May 21 for first in-person presidential meeting

Moon and Biden to meet on May 21 for first in-person presidential meeting

The two presidents are expected to showboat their "iron-clad alliance" and might discuss North Korea issues

Moon and Biden to meet on May 21 for first in-person presidential meeting
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis April 29, 2021
DPRK hackers create fake LinkedIn profiles so good that even experts are fooled
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DPRK hackers create fake LinkedIn profiles so good that even experts are fooled

North Korea’s Lazarus Group used elaborate personas and encrypted chats to break into major pharma company

DPRK hackers create fake LinkedIn profiles so good that even experts are fooled
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee April 29, 2021
Biden calls North Korean nukes a ‘serious threat’ in first speech to Congress

Biden calls North Korean nukes a ‘serious threat’ in first speech to Congress

The U.S. president said he’ll address DPRK issues with “diplomacy” and “stern deterrence”

Biden calls North Korean nukes a ‘serious threat’ in first speech to Congress
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 29, 2021
Seoul official: North Korea’s words may be ‘harsh,’ but it’s still open to talks

Seoul official: North Korea’s words may be ‘harsh,’ but it’s still open to talks

Unification minister Lee In-young said Pyongyang is still “controlling the level of intensity” in its rhetoric

Seoul official: North Korea’s words may be ‘harsh,’ but it’s still open to talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 29, 2021
North Korea tells its young leaders to ‘ruthlessly crush’ unruly teen behavior

North Korea tells its young leaders to ‘ruthlessly crush’ unruly teen behavior

The ruling party’s Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League holds its first major meeting in five years this week

North Korea tells its young leaders to ‘ruthlessly crush’ unruly teen behavior
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 29, 2021
US ridicules North Korean shoot-to-kill orders and human rights abuses

US ridicules North Korean shoot-to-kill orders and human rights abuses

"The civilized world has no place for such brutality," US State Department spokesperson says

US ridicules North Korean shoot-to-kill orders and human rights abuses
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis April 28, 2021
South Korea boasts lowered North Korea tensions amid diplomatic ‘standstill’

South Korea boasts lowered North Korea tensions amid diplomatic ‘standstill’

Seoul’s unification ministry released an annual report on the state of inter-Korean relations

South Korea boasts lowered North Korea tensions amid diplomatic ‘standstill’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 28, 2021