May 29, 2024

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Joe Smith

Joe Smith is a News Trainee at NK News.  

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North Korea hypes domestic cleats, but its soccer stars still favor Nikes

North Korea hypes domestic cleats, but its soccer stars still favor Nikes

National teams have sported Western brands since returning to competition despite efforts to manufacture own equipment

North Korea hypes domestic cleats, but its soccer stars still favor Nikes
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 27, 2024
Russian travel company cancels kids tour to North Korea, citing low demand

Russian travel company cancels kids tour to North Korea, citing low demand

Rare DPRK tour marketed toward families was supposed to visit kid-friendly attractions to coincide with Children’s Day

Russian travel company cancels kids tour to North Korea, citing low demand
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Joe Smith May 23, 2024
The surprising similarities between North Korea and Taiwan – Ep. 343
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The surprising similarities between North Korea and Taiwan – Ep. 343

Journalist Yang Chien-hao compares and contrasts Taiwan’s relationship with China and South Korea's ties with the North

The surprising similarities between North Korea and Taiwan – Ep. 343
Kim Jong Un sends condolences over Iranian president’s death in helicopter crash

Kim Jong Un sends condolences over Iranian president’s death in helicopter crash

North Korean leader’s message printed on front page of Rodong Sinmun in sign of importance placed on ties with Tehran

Kim Jong Un sends condolences over Iranian president’s death in helicopter crash
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 21, 2024
North Korean store hawks new fireworks modeled on its mightiest missile

North Korean store hawks new fireworks modeled on its mightiest missile

Fireworks based on Hwasong-17 ICBM seek to capitalize on people’s pride in weapon capable of striking US, expert says

North Korean store hawks new fireworks modeled on its mightiest missile
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 20, 2024
World Cup qualifier in North Korea scrapped again; DPRK to face Syria in Laos

World Cup qualifier in North Korea scrapped again; DPRK to face Syria in Laos

Relocation marks third time a match has been moved from Pyongyang this year and could hurt DPRK’s chances of advancing

World Cup qualifier in North Korea scrapped again; DPRK to face Syria in Laos
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 20, 2024
North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run

North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run

Blowout of South Korea and 1-0 victory over China set stage for face off against Japan in Asian Cup final

North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run
Joe Smith
Joe Smith | Shreyas Reddy May 17, 2024
Kim Jong Un triggers cheers with surefire aim during factory visit: State media

Kim Jong Un triggers cheers with surefire aim during factory visit: State media

Release of photo showing North Korean leader’s marksmanship is aimed at cultivating myth of Kim excellence, expert says

Kim Jong Un triggers cheers with surefire aim during factory visit: State media
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 14, 2024
Ex-Marine who raided DPRK Embassy makes case against extradition to US public

Ex-Marine who raided DPRK Embassy makes case against extradition to US public

In interview, Christopher Ahn insists he aimed to help staff at Madrid embassy defect and could be killed if extradited

Ex-Marine who raided DPRK Embassy makes case against extradition to US public
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 13, 2024
‘It slaps’: How a propaganda song praising Kim Jong Un went viral on TikTok

‘It slaps’: How a propaganda song praising Kim Jong Un went viral on TikTok

Videos featuring ‘Friendly Father’ have flooded popular app, even as US pushes to ban it over fears of misinformation

‘It slaps’: How a propaganda song praising Kim Jong Un went viral on TikTok
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 9, 2024
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