April 17, 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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Athletes depart North Korea to compete in 2023 Asian Games in China

Athletes depart North Korea to compete in 2023 Asian Games in China

State media reports group left capital for multi-sport tournament this month as country continues to normalize travel

Athletes depart North Korea to compete in 2023 Asian Games in China
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 16, 2023
Kim Jong Un says Russian aircraft can ‘overwhelm’ external threats: State media

Kim Jong Un says Russian aircraft can ‘overwhelm’ external threats: State media

DPRK leader praises Russian air capacity during tour of mass production center as he continues tour of Far East

Kim Jong Un says Russian aircraft can ‘overwhelm’ external threats: State media
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 16, 2023
US sanctions Russian tied to Wagner Group for assisting North Korean arms sales

US sanctions Russian tied to Wagner Group for assisting North Korean arms sales

Designation targeting Kremlin’s war effort in Ukraine comes as Kim Jong Un visits Russia to discuss military cooperation

US sanctions Russian tied to Wagner Group for assisting North Korean arms sales
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 15, 2023
How Russian help could enable North Korea’s space program to finally lift off
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How Russian help could enable North Korea’s space program to finally lift off

Experts say Putin-Kim summit at spaceport shows Russia could provide technical support and even launch DPRK satellites

How Russian help could enable North Korea’s space program to finally lift off
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 13, 2023
UN working to confirm forced repatriations of North Koreans, special envoy says

UN working to confirm forced repatriations of North Koreans, special envoy says

Elizabeth Salmon raises concern about some 1,500 DPRK nationals imprisoned in China as North Korea opens borders

UN working to confirm forced repatriations of North Koreans, special envoy says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 12, 2023
Could dryland farming be the answer to North Korea’s persistent food woes?

Could dryland farming be the answer to North Korea’s persistent food woes?

UN report suggests DPRK adopt the practice but experts say other, more pressing, issues need to be addressed

Could dryland farming be the answer to North Korea’s persistent food woes?
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 11, 2023
Seoul seeks probe of NGOs for sending school supplies and plants to North Korea

Seoul seeks probe of NGOs for sending school supplies and plants to North Korea

Unification ministry claims nonprofits sent aid without permission, as government cracks down on unauthorized exchanges

Seoul seeks probe of NGOs for sending school supplies and plants to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 5, 2023
ROK lawmaker under fire for joining event held by pro-North Korea group in Japan

ROK lawmaker under fire for joining event held by pro-North Korea group in Japan

Unification ministry says it may fine Youn Mee-hyang for attending Chongryon event to commemorate Kanto Massacre

ROK lawmaker under fire for joining event held by pro-North Korea group in Japan
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 4, 2023
US lawmakers call for meeting with UN on China’s repatriation of North Koreans

US lawmakers call for meeting with UN on China’s repatriation of North Koreans

Open letter comes as human rights groups have pushed to increase pressure on Beijing ahead of DPRK border reopening

US lawmakers call for meeting with UN on China’s repatriation of North Koreans
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 1, 2023
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
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