October 20, 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 calls off upcoming Pyongyang marathon amid coronavirus fears

North Korea calls off upcoming Pyongyang marathon amid coronavirus fears

Annual event was set to go ahead on April 12

North Korea calls off upcoming Pyongyang marathon amid coronavirus fears
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 21, 2020
Series of annual North Korean trade fairs set to kick off in April

Series of annual North Korean trade fairs set to kick off in April

Chongjin international trade fair in April and main Pyongyang expo in May scheduled barring coronavirus travel bans

Series of annual North Korean trade fairs set to kick off in April
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Oliver Hotham February 19, 2020
North Korea’s mass games to return this year, tour company says

North Korea’s mass games to return this year, tour company says

Title and date of upcoming performance still unclear, however

North Korea’s mass games to return this year, tour company says
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 18, 2020
U.S. concerned about North Korea’s “vulnerability” to coronavirus outbreak

U.S. concerned about North Korea’s “vulnerability” to coronavirus outbreak

Washington "ready and prepared" to assist in facilitating humanitarian efforts, State Department says

U.S. concerned about North Korea’s “vulnerability” to coronavirus outbreak
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 13, 2020
As Coronavirus fears mount, playing tough may be North Korea’s least bad option

As Coronavirus fears mount, playing tough may be North Korea’s least bad option

Despite the likely impact on the economy, the DPRK has little choice but to close its borders and hope for the best

As Coronavirus fears mount, playing tough may be North Korea’s least bad option
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 12, 2020
President Trump open to meeting Kim Jong Un again, with conditions: official

President Trump open to meeting Kim Jong Un again, with conditions: official

U.S. will "keep working" on making a deal with DPRK, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien says

President Trump open to meeting Kim Jong Un again, with conditions: official
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 11, 2020
Prominent former North Korean diplomat to run in upcoming South Korean elections

Prominent former North Korean diplomat to run in upcoming South Korean elections

Thae Yong-ho to stand as a candidate for the conservative Liberty Korea Party, official says

Prominent former North Korean diplomat to run in upcoming South Korean elections
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 10, 2020
World Food Programme granted first sanctions exemption for North Korea aid work
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World Food Programme granted first sanctions exemption for North Korea aid work

Decision will allow WFP to bring hand-barrows, shovels, and pick-axes into DPRK

World Food Programme granted first sanctions exemption for North Korea aid work
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 6, 2020
Kim Jong Un offers Chinese leader help in fight against novel coronavirus

Kim Jong Un offers Chinese leader help in fight against novel coronavirus

In letter to Xi Jinping, DPRK ruling party also said to have send "aid fund" to Chinese counterparts

Kim Jong Un offers Chinese leader help in fight against novel coronavirus
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 1, 2020
North Koreans still in Russian territory not a sanctions violation, MFA insists

North Koreans still in Russian territory not a sanctions violation, MFA insists

Foreign ministry accuses other UN member states of interpreting Security Council resolutions in "distorted" way

North Koreans still in Russian territory not a sanctions violation, MFA insists
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham January 31, 2020
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