August 10, 2022

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Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.

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UNICEF delivers nearly 300K children’s vaccines to North Korea

UNICEF delivers nearly 300K children’s vaccines to North Korea

Aid organization says vaccines have been distributed throughout country, as DPRK continues to reject COVID vaccines

UNICEF delivers nearly 300K children’s vaccines to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 9, 2022
South Korean navy sailor arrested for praising North Korean regime

South Korean navy sailor arrested for praising North Korean regime

Active-duty conscript collected DPRK army songs and books and shared pro-regime posts online, prosecutors say

South Korean navy sailor arrested for praising North Korean regime
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Sojin Jung August 8, 2022
North Korea to hold meeting to review virus policy as it reports no COVID cases

North Korea to hold meeting to review virus policy as it reports no COVID cases

Announcement raises possibility DPRK could further loosen epidemic restrictions following outbreak earlier this year

North Korea to hold meeting to review virus policy as it reports no COVID cases
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 8, 2022
North Korea completes hydroelectric power project, 41 years after announcing it

North Korea completes hydroelectric power project, 41 years after announcing it

Final stage of Orangchon Power Station large by DPRK standards but won’t solve country’s energy problems, expert says

North Korea completes hydroelectric power project, 41 years after announcing it
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 5, 2022
UN chief to visit Seoul to discuss North Korean nuclear issue

UN chief to visit Seoul to discuss North Korean nuclear issue

Antonio Guterres will also visit Mongolia due to its close ties to DPRK during Asia trip focused on nonproliferation

UN chief to visit Seoul to discuss North Korean nuclear issue
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 4, 2022
North Korea and Syria to work toward reviving economic cooperation: Damascus

North Korea and Syria to work toward reviving economic cooperation: Damascus

Two sides agree to form committee on cooperation, Syria says, after friendly nations halted joint work due to pandemic

North Korea and Syria to work toward reviving economic cooperation: Damascus
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 3, 2022
Human rights dialogue with North Korea a ‘top priority,’ new UN envoy says

Human rights dialogue with North Korea a ‘top priority,’ new UN envoy says

Elizabeth Salmón says lack of dialogue an obstacle to improving situation, though some experts doubt value of engagement

Human rights dialogue with North Korea a ‘top priority,’ new UN envoy says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 1, 2022
New unification minister encourages World Food Program to help North Korea

New unification minister encourages World Food Program to help North Korea

Kwon Young-se says food aid to DPRK should not be affected by state of inter-Korean relations or other political issues

New unification minister encourages World Food Program to help North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer July 15, 2022
North Korea recognizes breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine

North Korea recognizes breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine

Expert says move seeks to improve ties with Russia, as Kyiv swiftly severs diplomatic ties with Pyongyang

North Korea recognizes breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer July 14, 2022
Seoul prosecutors raid spy agency over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Seoul prosecutors raid spy agency over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Raid into 2019 repatriation and DPRK’s 2020 killing of ROK official target spy agency's role in cases, prosecutors say

Seoul prosecutors raid spy agency over forced repatriation of North Koreans
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer July 13, 2022
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