May 24, 2022
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Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang residence sees upgrades during COVID lockdown: Imagery
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Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang residence sees upgrades during COVID lockdown: Imagery

Kim publicly announced major construction projects in North Korea should continue as millions battle omicron infection

Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang residence sees upgrades during COVID lockdown: Imagery
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 23, 2022
North Korea silent after South explains offer of COVID aid via hotline: MOU
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North Korea silent after South explains offer of COVID aid via hotline: MOU

Unification ministry says it detailed plans to provide vaccines and other aid after trying to send letter last week

North Korea silent after South explains offer of COVID aid via hotline: MOU
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim May 23, 2022
US-ROK summit showed ‘willingness’ to counter North Korean ‘provocations’: Seoul
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US-ROK summit showed ‘willingness’ to counter North Korean ‘provocations’: Seoul

Joe Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol visit South Korea’s Kill Chain command center on last day of US president’s trip

US-ROK summit showed ‘willingness’ to counter North Korean ‘provocations’: Seoul
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 23, 2022
Tens of thousands line Pyongyang streets for funeral amid COVID lockdown
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Tens of thousands line Pyongyang streets for funeral amid COVID lockdown

Show of confidence in virus control measures comes after state media said authorities ‘stably suppressed’ outbreak

Tens of thousands line Pyongyang streets for funeral amid COVID lockdown
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 23, 2022
North Korea claims victory over COVID as it boasts of decreasing ‘fever’ cases
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North Korea claims victory over COVID as it boasts of decreasing ‘fever’ cases

State media says Pyongyang 'overcoming' outbreak through strong lockdown policy and criticizes ‘weak’ responses abroad

North Korea claims victory over COVID as it boasts of decreasing ‘fever’ cases
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 22, 2022
US, South Korea move to ‘expand’ joint military exercises to counter North Korea
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US, South Korea move to ‘expand’ joint military exercises to counter North Korea

At Seoul summit, Biden and Yoon commit to deploy US ‘strategic’ assets on peninsula and offer COVID aid to DPRK

US, South Korea move to ‘expand’ joint military exercises to counter North Korea
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim May 21, 2022
North Korea making ‘progress’ in COVID-19 fight but issues remain: Kim Jong Un
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North Korea making ‘progress’ in COVID-19 fight but issues remain: Kim Jong Un

Authorities report almost 220,000 new suspected virus cases and one new death as Kim convenes another politburo meeting

North Korea making ‘progress’ in COVID-19 fight but issues remain: Kim Jong Un
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 21, 2022
Major outage disrupts North Korean websites and email delivery
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Major outage disrupts North Korean websites and email delivery

Several DPRK domains mostly unresponsive in first prolonged disruption to North Korean web services since February

Major outage disrupts North Korean websites and email delivery
Nils WeisenseeNils Weisensee May 20, 2022
Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China
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Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China

South Korean outlets say two defectors escaped Chinese authorities, while two of three caught tested positive for virus

Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 20, 2022
North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
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North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons

Trade data also shows soap and other surface cleaner imports hit record highs amid short-lived trade reopening

North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell May 20, 2022
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