May 22, 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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North Korea high on agenda as Biden arrives in South Korea for summit with Yoon

North Korea high on agenda as Biden arrives in South Korea for summit with Yoon

US president’s three-day visit follows assessments that DPRK could greet him with long-range missile or nuclear test

North Korea high on agenda as Biden arrives in South Korea for summit with Yoon
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 20, 2022
UN human rights agency calls on North Korea to open borders to COVID-19 aid

UN human rights agency calls on North Korea to open borders to COVID-19 aid

Lack of national vaccination program could have ‘devastating impact’ on the DPRK’s human rights situation, OHCHR says

UN human rights agency calls on North Korea to open borders to COVID-19 aid
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 19, 2022
No vaccinations in North Korea raises risk of rapid COVID-19 spread: WHO

No vaccinations in North Korea raises risk of rapid COVID-19 spread: WHO

World Health Organization says it has yet to receive any official word from Pyongyang after first known COVID outbreak

No vaccinations in North Korea raises risk of rapid COVID-19 spread: WHO
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 17, 2022
UN agency granted sanctions exemption to help improve ‘food security’ in DPRK

UN agency granted sanctions exemption to help improve ‘food security’ in DPRK

Food and Agriculture Organization gets green light to send support for farming sector amid reports of drought

UN agency granted sanctions exemption to help improve ‘food security’ in DPRK
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 16, 2022
Over 1 million North Koreans mobilized to fight COVID-19 as outbreak continues

Over 1 million North Koreans mobilized to fight COVID-19 as outbreak continues

'Fever' cases in the hundreds of thousands as Kim Jong Un attends funeral for Pyongyang elite Yang Hyong Sop

Over 1 million North Koreans mobilized to fight COVID-19 as outbreak continues
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 15, 2022
North Korea reports 21 more deaths due to ‘fever’ amid nationwide COVID outbreak

North Korea reports 21 more deaths due to ‘fever’ amid nationwide COVID outbreak

State media says over half a million people affected by fever symptoms since April as DPRK battles COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea reports 21 more deaths due to ‘fever’ amid nationwide COVID outbreak
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 14, 2022
Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang

Court says defector worked on behalf of Pyongyang to convince other defectors to return to North Korea

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 13, 2022
China ‘ready to go all out’ to support North Korea after COVID outbreak

China ‘ready to go all out’ to support North Korea after COVID outbreak

As hundreds of thousands battle ‘fever’ in North Korea, China joins WHO and South Korea in offering COVID-19 aid

China ‘ready to go all out’ to support North Korea after COVID outbreak
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 13, 2022
Omicron has stopped normal life in Pyongyang. But will it stop a nuclear test?

Omicron has stopped normal life in Pyongyang. But will it stop a nuclear test?

Experts divided on whether Pyongyang will push ahead with nuclear test or focus all efforts on stamping out Omicron

Omicron has stopped normal life in Pyongyang. But will it stop a nuclear test?
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 12, 2022
North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm
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North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm

Hackers concealed malicious script inside a word processing file specifically targeting defectors in South Korea

North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 11, 2022
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