November 26, 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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Kim Jong Un exchanges letters with Putin on bolstering North Korea-Russia ties

Kim Jong Un exchanges letters with Putin on bolstering North Korea-Russia ties

Letters come after DPRK recognized Moscow-backed breakaway states in Ukraine and drew up plans to send workers there

Kim Jong Un exchanges letters with Putin on bolstering North Korea-Russia ties
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 15, 2022
North Korea accuses UN chief of ‘pouring gas over flames’ of peninsula tensions

North Korea accuses UN chief of ‘pouring gas over flames’ of peninsula tensions

Pyongyang’s foreign ministry alleges Guterres sided with US ‘hostile policy’ by endorsing DPRK’s denuclearization

North Korea accuses UN chief of ‘pouring gas over flames’ of peninsula tensions
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 15, 2022
Seoul police probe Christian activist for spreading pro-North Korea materials

Seoul police probe Christian activist for spreading pro-North Korea materials

Jung Dae-il decries witch hunt against him after he posted Juche explainers and helped sell Kim Il Sung memoirs

Seoul police probe Christian activist for spreading pro-North Korea materials
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Sojin Jung August 12, 2022
Breakaway Luhansk republic seeks North Korea’s help to rebuild from Ukraine war

Breakaway Luhansk republic seeks North Korea’s help to rebuild from Ukraine war

Self-declared state says it held talks with DPRK on issue after Pyongyang confirmed plans to send laborers to Donetsk

Breakaway Luhansk republic seeks North Korea’s help to rebuild from Ukraine war
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 12, 2022
North Korea pushes forward medical cooperation with Gabon and Mali

North Korea pushes forward medical cooperation with Gabon and Mali

DPRK diplomats meet with local officials in latest efforts to maintain economic ties in Africa during pandemic

North Korea pushes forward medical cooperation with Gabon and Mali
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 11, 2022
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
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