Seungmock Oh was an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.
Number of vessels inspected at overseas ports fell, however, as DPRK sends fewer abroad
Comments by Heather Nauert follow allegations that DPRK using Russian ports for illicit activity
Smartphone, which is being given to all PyeongChang participants, could breach UNSC sanctions
Following sudden increase in November, imports fell to USD$54.68 million in final month of the year
Foreign ministry says ICBM test plans, assets deployment part of "cunning strategy" to provoke DPRK
First concert date matches day of likely Pyongyang military parade
With Mark Lippert's departure last January and the post remaining vacant, has diplomacy suffered?
Increased security follows November's high-profile defection of a KPA soldier
Secretary of State says Pyongyang "knows our channels are open"
Sources previously suggested project could be used as guesthouse for visiting DPRK citizens
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