February 27, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ifang Bremer

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.

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North Korea and Syria to work toward reviving economic cooperation: Damascus

Two sides agree to form committee on cooperation, Syria says, after friendly nations halted joint work due to pandemic

Ifang BremerIfang BremerAugust 3, 2022
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Human rights dialogue with North Korea a ‘top priority,’ new UN envoy says

Elizabeth Salmón says lack of dialogue an obstacle to improving situation, though some experts doubt value of engagement

Ifang BremerIfang BremerAugust 1, 2022
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New unification minister encourages World Food Program to help North Korea

Kwon Young-se says food aid to DPRK should not be affected by state of inter-Korean relations or other political issues

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJuly 15, 2022
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North Korea recognizes breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine

Expert says move seeks to improve ties with Russia, as Kyiv swiftly severs diplomatic ties with Pyongyang

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang BremerJuly 14, 2022
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Seoul prosecutors raid spy agency over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Raid into 2019 repatriation and DPRK’s 2020 killing of ROK official target spy agency's role in cases, prosecutors say

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJuly 13, 2022
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US seeks more funding to help North Korean defectors, other refugees in Asia

State Department seeks budget increase after earmarking millions for projects that support ‘sustainable reforms’ in DPRK

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJuly 12, 2022
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12 North Korean fishermen sentenced for attacking Russian coast guard

Russian court gives prison terms to two for deadly 2019 incident over illegal fishing, while releasing rest

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJuly 12, 2022
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North Korea likely acquired ship that sailed from Busan to Nampho: Investigation

Expert says vessel’s new flag and owner suggest DPRK leveraged companies and foreign nationals to evade sanctions

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41% of North Koreans face malnourishment during pandemic: Report

UN agencies say DPRK among the countries with highest rates of hunger as aid slows to a trickle

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJuly 8, 2022
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North Korea eyes increased cooperation with Russia, Ukraine breakaway regions

Experts say DPRK likely seeks to send workers to Russia to earn money, as sanction concerns fade

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJuly 7, 2022
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