May 25, 2024


Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham

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


North Korea launches multiple cruise missiles from east coast, South Korea says

Test represents DPRK's fifth so far this year, comes amid other reported military activity by the country's air force


North Korean Cabinet officials accused of “serious mistakes” last year: KCNA

At parliamentary session, top technocrats urged to ensure "unified guidance" in state management of the economy

Oliver HothamOliver HothamApril 12, 2020

Two Russian diplomats in North Korea freed after 30-day quarantine

Natalya Noskova and Vadim Tetin arrived in the DPRK on March 9, brought diplomatic mail and medicine into the country

Oliver HothamOliver HothamApril 9, 2020
Border Controls

Over five hundred North Korean workers remain in Russia, government says

Amid effective DPRK border closure due to COVID-19 concerns, 511 laborers reportedly stranded in Russia

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMarch 30, 2020

North Korea, other member states urge UN to help lift unilateral sanctions

Sanctions impeding ability to fight COVID-19, eight countries tell Secretary General António Guterres

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMarch 26, 2020

Kim Jong Un oversees artillery strike contest by North Korean army: KCNA

Western front exercise is the second of its kind this month, aimed at determining combat readiness

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMarch 20, 2020

Following Brexit, North Korean embassy in Germany now running relations with EU

"Last minute" move comes amid broader reshuffle in DPRK foreign ministry

Jacob FromerJacob Fromer | Oliver HothamMarch 19, 2020

North Korea appoints former U.S. interlocutor as ambassador to Austria

News comes amid a spate of new appointments by DPRK's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), including new Iran envoy

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMarch 14, 2020

North Korea partially relaxes quarantine restrictions on resident diplomats

New rules a "relief," though diplomatic work remains severely limited, Russian embassy says

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMarch 12, 2020
Cancellations and Postponements

Annual Pyongyang film festival postponed by a month, organizers say

Pyongyang International Film Festival (PIFF) now set to take place in October for reasons that remain unclear

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMarch 11, 2020
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