October 23, 2020

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Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham is an NK News contributor based in Seoul, South Korea. Follow him on Twitter @oliverhotham or email tips to [email protected]

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North Korean football player set to earn $5 million playing for Qatari team

Contract with Al-Duhail Sports Club, revealed in U.N. report, may make Han Kwang Song one of the DPRK's richest athletes

Oliver Hotham August 5, 2020

North Korea continuing 'intense' development of ballistic missiles, nukes: UN

U.N. panel report details ongoing sanctions evasion, illicit exports of coal by Pyongyang

Oliver Hotham August 4, 2020

North Korea appoints long-time diplomat in China as new vice foreign minister

Pak Myong Ho previously worked as a minister at the DPRK embassy in Beijing

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"Being in North Korea": teaching business in the world's last Stalinist state

A new book details the trials and tribulations of on-the-ground engagement in the DPRK

Oliver Hotham July 15, 2020

North Korea warns UK will "pay the price" for new human rights sanctions

Foreign ministry condemns "puppet" British government for recent designation of DPRK security, police forces

Oliver Hotham July 11, 2020

UK sanctions North Korean state security, police for human rights abuses

Britain slaps asset freezes on DPRK ministries of State Security and People’s Security in first post-Brexit sanctions

Oliver Hotham July 6, 2020

Defiant activist promises to continue leaflet launches to North Korea

Controversial launches will continue as long as North Korea "threatens" the South, says defector-activist Park Sang-hak

Oliver Hotham July 6, 2020

North Korea has no interest in more talks with the U.S., senior diplomat says

First vice foreign minister says Pyongyang now unwavering in plan to deal with "long-term threat" from Washington

Oliver Hotham July 4, 2020

Russian ambassador dismisses "baseless" rumors about Kim Jong Un's health

No signs of anything unusual happening in North Korea, Russia's top diplomat in Pyongyang tells TASS

Oliver Hotham June 30, 2020

Door still open to diplomacy with North Korea, top U.S. envoy says

Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun said economic pressure could bring Pyongyang back to the negotiation table

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