April 20, 2024

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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-Russia talks on new arms deal are ‘actively advancing,’ US says

North Korea-Russia talks on new arms deal are ‘actively advancing,’ US says

US and 3 other countries allege Sergei Shoigu sought to purchase artillery shells during trip to Pyongyang last month

North Korea-Russia talks on new arms deal are ‘actively advancing,’ US says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 31, 2023
Obscure new group offers $5M bounty for ‘critical info’ on North Korea

Obscure new group offers $5M bounty for ‘critical info’ on North Korea

March of Liberty says it seeks to ‘emancipate’ North Koreans, but experts caution much about group remains unknown

Obscure new group offers $5M bounty for ‘critical info’ on North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 30, 2023
North Korea decries Japan’s ‘unethical’ water release from Fukushima nuke plant

North Korea decries Japan’s ‘unethical’ water release from Fukushima nuke plant

State media also covered China and Russia’s criticism to show unity with two friendly countries, expert says

North Korea decries Japan’s ‘unethical’ water release from Fukushima nuke plant
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park August 28, 2023
Photos: US-ROK forces rid city of North Korea-like enemy in urban warfare drill
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Photos: US-ROK forces rid city of North Korea-like enemy in urban warfare drill

Some 500 troops took part in training at fake city near DPRK border, though two allies’ soldiers operated independently

Photos: US-ROK forces rid city of North Korea-like enemy in urban warfare drill
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 24, 2023
Police arrest pastor accused of molesting 8 North Korean defector children

Police arrest pastor accused of molesting 8 North Korean defector children

South Korean police previously confirmed they are investigating man surnamed Chun who runs school for defector students

Police arrest pastor accused of molesting 8 North Korean defector children
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Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park August 23, 2023
North Korean taekwondo team headlines opening ceremony of Kazakhstan competition

North Korean taekwondo team headlines opening ceremony of Kazakhstan competition

Participation at World Championships marks first time DPRK athletes have joined overseas event since pandemic began

North Korean taekwondo team headlines opening ceremony of Kazakhstan competition
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 21, 2023
North Korea scrambles jets in response to alleged US spy plane incursion

North Korea scrambles jets in response to alleged US spy plane incursion

Senior leadership is now considering deploying war ships with anti-aircraft missiles according to KCNA

North Korea scrambles jets in response to alleged US spy plane incursion
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 19, 2023
Camp David: US, ROK, Japan to boost security ties against North Korea threat

Camp David: US, ROK, Japan to boost security ties against North Korea threat

Countries will share missile data, create working group to combat DPRK’s cyber threats and hold annual exercises

Camp David: US, ROK, Japan to boost security ties against North Korea threat
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 19, 2023
Security Council discusses North Korean human rights for first time in 5 years

Security Council discusses North Korean human rights for first time in 5 years

Experts welcome meeting but criticize UN official for not calling out China for facilitating DPRK human rights abuses

Security Council discusses North Korean human rights for first time in 5 years
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 18, 2023
Seoul officials demand China refrain from repatriating North Korean defectors

Seoul officials demand China refrain from repatriating North Korean defectors

Unification minister calls on Beijing to abide by global norms, as thousands could be sent home when the DPRK reopens

Seoul officials demand China refrain from repatriating North Korean defectors
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 16, 2023
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