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N. Korea resumes imports of Swiss watches

N. Korea resumes imports of Swiss watches

Swiss trade shows DPRK watch imports resumed after one-year hiatus, coincides with opening of new airport terminal

N. Korea resumes imports of Swiss watches
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 29, 2015
N. Korean ambassador rules out Iran-style deal

N. Korean ambassador rules out Iran-style deal

Speaking at a rare press conference in Beijing, ambassador says nuclear weapons are not bargaining chip

N. Korean ambassador rules out Iran-style deal
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 28, 2015
Kim Jong Un photographed more than predecessors: Analyst

Kim Jong Un photographed more than predecessors: Analyst

N. Korean leader's pictures in Rodong Sinmun display his attributes as young leader; penchant for 'commemorative photographs'

Kim Jong Un photographed more than predecessors: Analyst
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi July 28, 2015
Ministry of Unification reforms financial assistance model for N. Korea

Ministry of Unification reforms financial assistance model for N. Korea

MOU overhauls way it will release Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund allocations

Ministry of Unification reforms financial assistance model for N. Korea
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi July 27, 2015
Progress made on Mt Paekdu power station: KCTV

Progress made on Mt Paekdu power station: KCTV

State broadcaster shows transfer of generators but completion date still unclear

Progress made on Mt Paekdu power station: KCTV
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 27, 2015
U.S. Treasury adds to North Korea sanctions
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U.S. Treasury adds to North Korea sanctions

Singaporean shipping company, director and assets designated for assisting Ocean Maritime Management

U.S. Treasury adds to North Korea sanctions
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 24, 2015
S. Korea to renovate ‘freedom village’ bordering North

S. Korea to renovate ‘freedom village’ bordering North

Daeseong-dong villages, located in DMZ started renovation, in cooperation of government, NGOs, private companies

S. Korea to renovate ‘freedom village’ bordering North
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi July 24, 2015
North Korea adds new laws targeted at foreign investors
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North Korea adds new laws targeted at foreign investors

Real estate and insurance laws likely aimed at assuring nervous investors, could make living in the DPRK easier - expert

North Korea adds new laws targeted at foreign investors
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 23, 2015
N.Korea extending maternity leave – KCNA

N.Korea extending maternity leave – KCNA

Expansions of rights for women, other disadvantaged groups maybe meant to deflect human rights criticism

N.Korea extending maternity leave – KCNA
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi July 23, 2015
North Korea stations artillery near Yeonpyeong-do

North Korea stations artillery near Yeonpyeong-do

Close artillery site increases accuracy, lowers warning time in potential conflict

North Korea stations artillery near Yeonpyeong-do
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi July 23, 2015