October 19, 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 Korea launches multiple cruise missiles from east coast, South Korea says

North Korea launches multiple cruise missiles from east coast, South Korea says

Test represents DPRK's fifth so far this year, comes amid other reported military activity by the country's air force

North Korea launches multiple cruise missiles from east coast, South Korea says
North Korean Cabinet officials accused of “serious mistakes” last year: KCNA

North Korean Cabinet officials accused of “serious mistakes” last year: KCNA

At parliamentary session, top technocrats urged to ensure "unified guidance" in state management of the economy

North Korean Cabinet officials accused of “serious mistakes” last year: KCNA
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham April 12, 2020
Two Russian diplomats in North Korea freed after 30-day quarantine

Two Russian diplomats in North Korea freed after 30-day quarantine

Natalya Noskova and Vadim Tetin arrived in the DPRK on March 9, brought diplomatic mail and medicine into the country

Two Russian diplomats in North Korea freed after 30-day quarantine
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham April 9, 2020
Over five hundred North Korean workers remain in Russia, government says

Over five hundred North Korean workers remain in Russia, government says

Amid effective DPRK border closure due to COVID-19 concerns, 511 laborers reportedly stranded in Russia

Over five hundred North Korean workers remain in Russia, government says
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham March 30, 2020
North Korea, other member states urge UN to help lift unilateral sanctions

North Korea, other member states urge UN to help lift unilateral sanctions

Sanctions impeding ability to fight COVID-19, eight countries tell Secretary General António Guterres

North Korea, other member states urge UN to help lift unilateral sanctions
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham March 26, 2020
Kim Jong Un oversees artillery strike contest by North Korean army: KCNA

Kim Jong Un oversees artillery strike contest by North Korean army: KCNA

Western front exercise is the second of its kind this month, aimed at determining combat readiness

Kim Jong Un oversees artillery strike contest by North Korean army: KCNA
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham March 20, 2020
Following Brexit, North Korean embassy in Germany now running relations with EU

Following Brexit, North Korean embassy in Germany now running relations with EU

"Last minute" move comes amid broader reshuffle in DPRK foreign ministry

Following Brexit, North Korean embassy in Germany now running relations with EU
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer | Oliver Hotham March 19, 2020
North Korea appoints former U.S. interlocutor as ambassador to Austria

North Korea appoints former U.S. interlocutor as ambassador to Austria

News comes amid a spate of new appointments by DPRK's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), including new Iran envoy

North Korea appoints former U.S. interlocutor as ambassador to Austria
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham March 14, 2020
North Korea partially relaxes quarantine restrictions on resident diplomats

North Korea partially relaxes quarantine restrictions on resident diplomats

New rules a "relief," though diplomatic work remains severely limited, Russian embassy says

North Korea partially relaxes quarantine restrictions on resident diplomats
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham March 12, 2020
Annual Pyongyang film festival postponed by a month, organizers say

Annual Pyongyang film festival postponed by a month, organizers say

Pyongyang International Film Festival (PIFF) now set to take place in October for reasons that remain unclear

Annual Pyongyang film festival postponed by a month, organizers say
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham March 11, 2020
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