May 25, 2024


Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham

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

Cancellations and Postponements

North Korea calls off upcoming Pyongyang marathon amid coronavirus fears

Annual event was set to go ahead on April 12

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 21, 2020
Cancellations and Postponements

Series of annual North Korean trade fairs set to kick off in April

Chongjin international trade fair in April and main Pyongyang expo in May scheduled barring coronavirus travel bans

Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko | Oliver HothamFebruary 19, 2020
Cancellations and Postponements

North Korea’s mass games to return this year, tour company says

Title and date of upcoming performance still unclear, however

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 18, 2020

U.S. concerned about North Korea’s “vulnerability” to coronavirus outbreak

Washington "ready and prepared" to assist in facilitating humanitarian efforts, State Department says

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 13, 2020
Border Controls

As Coronavirus fears mount, playing tough may be North Korea’s least bad option

Despite the likely impact on the economy, the DPRK has little choice but to close its borders and hope for the best

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 12, 2020

President Trump open to meeting Kim Jong Un again, with conditions: official

U.S. will "keep working" on making a deal with DPRK, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien says

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 11, 2020

Prominent former North Korean diplomat to run in upcoming South Korean elections

Thae Yong-ho to stand as a candidate for the conservative Liberty Korea Party, official says

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 10, 2020

World Food Programme granted first sanctions exemption for North Korea aid work

Decision will allow WFP to bring hand-barrows, shovels, and pick-axes into DPRK

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 6, 2020

Kim Jong Un offers Chinese leader help in fight against novel coronavirus

In letter to Xi Jinping, DPRK ruling party also said to have send "aid fund" to Chinese counterparts

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 1, 2020
Border Controls

North Koreans still in Russian territory not a sanctions violation, MFA insists

Foreign ministry accuses other UN member states of interpreting Security Council resolutions in "distorted" way

Oliver HothamOliver HothamJanuary 31, 2020
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