October 06, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.

News

Security Council fails to condemn North Korean missile test over Japan

US leads joint statement calling for an immediate cessation of weapons tests as China and Russia defend Pyongyang

Ifang BremerIfang BremerOctober 6, 2022
News

North Korea voices support for Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory

Foreign ministry accuses UN of harboring ‘gangster-like double standards’ after vote to condemn Moscow fails

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang BremerOctober 4, 2022
News

North Korea launches missile over Japan, prompting evacuation warnings: Tokyo

Mid-range ballistic missile Pyongyang’s first to fly over Japanese territory since 2017

Analysis

What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit

Experts say tests timed to challenge US-ROK deterrence but also align with long-term weapons development goals

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 30, 2022
COVID-19

North Korea announces new nationwide mask mandate weeks after COVID ‘victory’

Mandatory masking to restart Saturday in effort to fight ‘flu and infectious diseases' during cold weather months

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 29, 2022
News

Seoul approves food aid to North Korea after Kim Jong Un warns of shortages

Yoon administration greenlights second request from private group to send aid to DPRK, but Pyongyang unlikely to accept

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 29, 2022
News

Russia says foreign diplomat spied on its ties with ‘Asia-Pacific’ country

Experts say allegation against Japanese consul could refer to North Korea, as Moscow and Pyongyang bolster ties

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 28, 2022
News

Dry winter weather to contribute to North Korean food insecurity, WFP projects

World Food Program says reduced snowmelt could harm crops, as pandemic controls appear to exacerbate food shortages

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Yeji ChungSeptember 27, 2022
News

UN report betrays infighting over humanitarian impact of North Korea sanctions

Disagreements on Panel of Experts result in no analysis on how sanctions affect DPRK’s people, advance draft states

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 23, 2022
News

Coffee and shampoo prices in North Korea fall to Earth after soaring last year

Source reports decline from pandemic highs, but expert says foreign good costs may not reflect broader economic trends

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 22, 2022
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