April 21, 2024


Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham was an NK News contributor based in Seoul, South Korea. Follow him on Twitter.


North Korean military slams “reckless” South Korea for recent military drills

Recent exercises by Seoul violated inter-Korean military agreement, DPRK defense ministry spokesperson says

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMay 7, 2020

North Korean soldiers fired on South Korean guard post at DMZ, Seoul says

No casualties reported in brief exchange of fire, South Korean military says


Kim Jong Un reappears in state media following 21-day absence

North Korean leader's disappearance from public sparked a storm of international media speculation about his health


As health rumors mount, Kim Jong Un’s letter writing may offer signs of life

Reports of continued correspondence from the North Korean leader could suggest rumors of his early death are unfounded

Oliver HothamOliver HothamApril 27, 2020

U.S. objectives remain the same whoever leads North Korea, Pompeo says

Comments come amid a storm of media speculation over Kim Jong Un's health

Oliver HothamOliver HothamApril 23, 2020

Kim Jong Un staying in provinces, no sign of “peculiar” activity: Blue House

South Korean government seeks to play down report of North Korean leader's health emergency

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Oliver HothamApril 21, 2020

Life continues as normal in Pyongyang as Kim Jong Un health rumors swirl

Sources report nothing unusual in DPRK capital amid claims of leader in "grave danger"

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Oliver HothamApril 20, 2020

Austria moves to deport one of North Korea’s few international footballers

SKN St. Pölten, where Pak Kwang Ryong has played since 2017, insists he still holds a "valid contract," however

Oliver HothamOliver HothamApril 20, 2020

North Korea denies Kim Jong Un sent a “nice note” to President Trump

DPRK foreign ministry official insists no letter was sent recently, accuses U.S. President of "baseless" claims

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Oliver HothamApril 19, 2020

U.S. President says he received another “nice note” from North Korean leader

U.S. relations with North Korea "doing just fine," Trump insists

Oliver HothamOliver HothamApril 18, 2020
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