May 07, 2021

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

South Korea wants to set up embassy-like ‘mission’ in North Korean capital

South Korea wants to set up embassy-like ‘mission’ in North Korean capital

Unification ministry vows to explore new tourism and trade projects with the DPRK in the near future

South Korea wants to set up embassy-like ‘mission’ in North Korean capital
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 28, 2021
North Korea orders citizens to stay inside over COVID-19 dust storm fears

North Korea orders citizens to stay inside over COVID-19 dust storm fears

DPRK authorities have made similar orders several times since going into national lockdown in early 2020

North Korea orders citizens to stay inside over COVID-19 dust storm fears
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko April 27, 2021
North Korean bank’s demands ‘stopped’ UN banking channel
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North Korean bank’s demands ‘stopped’ UN banking channel

Foreign Trade Bank wants sanctions lifted before it will play role in U.N. banking channel, says Russia’s Sputnik Bank

North Korean bank’s demands ‘stopped’ UN banking channel
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 27, 2021
North Korea shows sign of airstrike drill around replica South Korean Blue House
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North Korea shows sign of airstrike drill around replica South Korean Blue House

Satellite imagery shows airstrike targets were freshly painted near the mock Blue House since mid-April

North Korea shows sign of airstrike drill around replica South Korean Blue House
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 27, 2021
North Korea still lacks electricity, but energy aid could be the future: Report

North Korea still lacks electricity, but energy aid could be the future: Report

Expert says the world can engage with North Korea by laying the groundwork for clean, efficient energy

North Korea still lacks electricity, but energy aid could be the future: Report
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 27, 2021
Three years after meeting Kim Jong Un, South Korean president calls for talks

Three years after meeting Kim Jong Un, South Korean president calls for talks

North Korea said nothing as top officials in Seoul celebrated the moment both countries signed a 2018 agreement

Three years after meeting Kim Jong Un, South Korean president calls for talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 27, 2021
North Korea again claims zero COVID-19 cases after testing roughly 24,500 people

North Korea again claims zero COVID-19 cases after testing roughly 24,500 people

The DPRK self-reports its testing numbers to the World Health Organization

North Korea again claims zero COVID-19 cases after testing roughly 24,500 people
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis April 26, 2021
New US bill calls for social media companies to ban North Korean accounts

New US bill calls for social media companies to ban North Korean accounts

A Republican bill aims to terminate social media accounts belonging to U.S.-declared “state sponsors of terror”

New US bill calls for social media companies to ban North Korean accounts
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 26, 2021
South Korea reminds North Korea that its door is ‘always open for talks’

South Korea reminds North Korea that its door is ‘always open for talks’

Unification minister Lee In-young vowed to restart inter-Korean talks during the first half of 2021

South Korea reminds North Korea that its door is ‘always open for talks’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 26, 2021
US to North Korea sanctions violators: Prepare to ‘lose liberty and property’
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US to North Korea sanctions violators: Prepare to ‘lose liberty and property’

FBI wants to send a "clear" message with latest ship seizure and warrant for Singaporean man’s arrest

US to North Korea sanctions violators: Prepare to ‘lose liberty and property’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 25, 2021
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