February 25, 2024

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan

But DPRK leader’s sister caveated statement as being her ‘personal views,’ adding conditions Tokyo must first meet 

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 16, 2024
North Korea slams US human rights envoy after her arrival in Seoul

North Korea slams US human rights envoy after her arrival in Seoul

While state media has slammed Julie Turner in previous statements, activists say this rhetoric was particularly harsh

North Korea slams US human rights envoy after her arrival in Seoul
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 15, 2024
North Korean hackers take phishing efforts to next level with AI tools: Report

North Korean hackers take phishing efforts to next level with AI tools: Report

Microsoft and OpenAI reports of DPRK AI use confirm growing concerns, with one expert calling development ‘frightening’

North Korean hackers take phishing efforts to next level with AI tools: Report
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 15, 2024
Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children

Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children

Chun Ki-won founded Durihana school for DPRK escapees, where he abused five students over the course of seven years

Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 15, 2024
North Korea preparing for ‘quantum leap’ in weapons production: Kim Jong Un

North Korea preparing for ‘quantum leap’ in weapons production: Kim Jong Un

Leader praises innovation and productivity during recent armament tour, calls for even greater output as tensions rise

North Korea preparing for ‘quantum leap’ in weapons production: Kim Jong Un
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 15, 2024
Kim Jong Un says new cruise missiles critical to repel South Korean ‘invasion’

Kim Jong Un says new cruise missiles critical to repel South Korean ‘invasion’

Fifth missile test in just 3 weeks may presage the sort of assets DPRK forces soon deploy near inter-Korean border

Kim Jong Un says new cruise missiles critical to repel South Korean ‘invasion’
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 15, 2024
North Korea shows off Russian robot designed to help educators

North Korea shows off Russian robot designed to help educators

Company behind device told NK News DPRK may have acquired it via secondary market as expert voices sanctions concerns

North Korea shows off Russian robot designed to help educators
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Shreyas Reddy February 14, 2024
North Korea fires multiple cruise missiles off the east coast: ROK military

North Korea fires multiple cruise missiles off the east coast: ROK military

JCS says ‘several rounds’ of unidentified cruise missiles were detected at sea northeast of Wonsan City

North Korea fires multiple cruise missiles off the east coast: ROK military
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 14, 2024
Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus

Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus

Annual event typically open to international audiences but unclear whether regime will relent on travel controls

Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus
Joe Smith
Joe Smith February 13, 2024
Anti-doping agency says it recently tested athletes inside North Korea

Anti-doping agency says it recently tested athletes inside North Korea

Visit by International Testing Agency likely marked first non-political entry into DPRK in four years

Anti-doping agency says it recently tested athletes inside North Korea
Brian Oliver
Brian Oliver February 12, 2024