September 27, 2021

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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 military slams “reckless” South Korea for recent military drills

North Korean military slams “reckless” South Korea for recent military drills

Recent exercises by Seoul violated inter-Korean military agreement, DPRK defense ministry spokesperson says

North Korean military slams “reckless” South Korea for recent military drills
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham May 7, 2020
North Korean soldiers fired on South Korean guard post at DMZ, Seoul says

North Korean soldiers fired on South Korean guard post at DMZ, Seoul says

No casualties reported in brief exchange of fire, South Korean military says

North Korean soldiers fired on South Korean guard post at DMZ, Seoul says
Kim Jong Un reappears in state media following 21-day absence

Kim Jong Un reappears in state media following 21-day absence

North Korean leader's disappearance from public sparked a storm of international media speculation about his health

Kim Jong Un reappears in state media following 21-day absence
As health rumors mount, Kim Jong Un’s letter writing may offer signs of life

As health rumors mount, Kim Jong Un’s letter writing may offer signs of life

Reports of continued correspondence from the North Korean leader could suggest rumors of his early death are unfounded

As health rumors mount, Kim Jong Un’s letter writing may offer signs of life
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham April 27, 2020
U.S. objectives remain the same whoever leads North Korea, Pompeo says

U.S. objectives remain the same whoever leads North Korea, Pompeo says

Comments come amid a storm of media speculation over Kim Jong Un's health

U.S. objectives remain the same whoever leads North Korea, Pompeo says
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham April 23, 2020
Kim Jong Un staying in provinces, no sign of “peculiar” activity: Blue House

Kim Jong Un staying in provinces, no sign of “peculiar” activity: Blue House

South Korean government seeks to play down report of North Korean leader's health emergency

Kim Jong Un staying in provinces, no sign of “peculiar” activity: Blue House
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Oliver Hotham April 21, 2020
Life continues as normal in Pyongyang as Kim Jong Un health rumors swirl

Life continues as normal in Pyongyang as Kim Jong Un health rumors swirl

Sources report nothing unusual in DPRK capital amid claims of leader in "grave danger"

Life continues as normal in Pyongyang as Kim Jong Un health rumors swirl
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Oliver Hotham April 20, 2020
Austria moves to deport one of North Korea’s few international footballers

Austria moves to deport one of North Korea’s few international footballers

SKN St. Pölten, where Pak Kwang Ryong has played since 2017, insists he still holds a "valid contract," however

Austria moves to deport one of North Korea’s few international footballers
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham April 20, 2020
North Korea denies Kim Jong Un sent a “nice note” to President Trump

North Korea denies Kim Jong Un sent a “nice note” to President Trump

DPRK foreign ministry official insists no letter was sent recently, accuses U.S. President of "baseless" claims

North Korea denies Kim Jong Un sent a “nice note” to President Trump
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Oliver Hotham April 19, 2020
U.S. President says he received another “nice note” from North Korean leader

U.S. President says he received another “nice note” from North Korean leader

U.S. relations with North Korea "doing just fine," Trump insists

U.S. President says he received another “nice note” from North Korean leader
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham April 18, 2020
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