February 01, 2023

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

Seoul concedes North Korean drone breached no-fly zone near presidential office

Seoul concedes North Korean drone breached no-fly zone near presidential office

Belated admission comes after ROK military repeatedly denied reports about security failure for more than a week

Seoul concedes North Korean drone breached no-fly zone near presidential office
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 5, 2023
US bans imports from three Chinese firms for using North Korean labor

US bans imports from three Chinese firms for using North Korean labor

Customs agency says it began detaining merchandise last month for violating 2017 law against items made by DPRK workers

US bans imports from three Chinese firms for using North Korean labor
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 5, 2023
New North Korean drama leans on violence and foul language to appeal to viewers

New North Korean drama leans on violence and foul language to appeal to viewers

More provocative propaganda may be attempt to cater to younger generations who have been exposed to foreign content

New North Korean drama leans on violence and foul language to appeal to viewers
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 4, 2023
US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’

US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’

White House says allies are on the same page after conflicting statements on nuclear exercises and extended deterrence

US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 4, 2023
Yoon orders top officials to review suspending military deal with North Korea

Yoon orders top officials to review suspending military deal with North Korea

Seoul has accused DPRK of violating 2018 agreement multiple times in recent months, most recently during drone intrusion

Yoon orders top officials to review suspending military deal with North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 4, 2023
US not discussing ‘joint nuclear exercises’ with South Korea, Biden says

US not discussing ‘joint nuclear exercises’ with South Korea, Biden says

President appears to contradict Yoon Suk-yeol’s statement that allies planning larger role for Seoul in nuclear planning

US not discussing ‘joint nuclear exercises’ with South Korea, Biden says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 3, 2023
Seoul approves over $4M in private humanitarian aid to North Korea in 2022

Seoul approves over $4M in private humanitarian aid to North Korea in 2022

South Korea says it approved 12th shipment in December, though DPRK has rejected most assistance during pandemic

Seoul approves over $4M in private humanitarian aid to North Korea in 2022
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 3, 2023
ROK military welcomes sharing intel with Japan on North Korean missile launches

ROK military welcomes sharing intel with Japan on North Korean missile launches

Official says cooperation would improve responses, after media report that two sides look to share real-time radar data

ROK military welcomes sharing intel with Japan on North Korean missile launches
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 2, 2023
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
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