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At site of kidnapping, ROK demands North Korea repatriate abducted students
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At site of kidnapping, ROK demands North Korea repatriate abducted students

‘My only wish is to see my son's face before I die,’ mother says at dedication of memorial to victim taken in 70s

At site of kidnapping, ROK demands North Korea repatriate abducted students
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer May 24, 2024
Ask a North Korean: Does North Korea really carry out public executions?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: Does North Korea really carry out public executions?

A defector writes about witnessing someone sentenced to death and why the regime ‘kills the chicken to warn the monkey’

Ask a North Korean: Does North Korea really carry out public executions?
Joshua Kim May 23, 2024
20 years since last summit, North Korea-Japan ties still vexed by same concerns
Features

20 years since last summit, North Korea-Japan ties still vexed by same concerns

Abductee issue has been insurmountable since Junichiro Koizumi and Kim Jong Il met, but hopes persist for third summit

20 years since last summit, North Korea-Japan ties still vexed by same concerns
Justin YeoJustin Yeo May 23, 2024
South Korea cracks down on viral North Korean song praising Kim Jong Un
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South Korea cracks down on viral North Korean song praising Kim Jong Un

Ban on ‘Friendly Father’ music video under Cold War-era law is excessive and undermines democratic freedoms, experts say

South Korea cracks down on viral North Korean song praising Kim Jong Un
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy May 21, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?

A defector writes about being forced to work even as an elementary school student and the trauma it left him with

Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?
David May 21, 2024
North Korean nuke scientists are ‘slaves’ of regime’s weapons programs: Report
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North Korean nuke scientists are ‘slaves’ of regime’s weapons programs: Report

Study finds scientists and engineers face unsafe conditions that violate human rights and are not just privileged elite

North Korean nuke scientists are ‘slaves’ of regime’s weapons programs: Report
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer May 20, 2024
North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run
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North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run

Blowout of South Korea and 1-0 victory over China set stage for face off against Japan in Asian Cup final

North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run
Joe SmithJoe Smith | Shreyas Reddy May 17, 2024
State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring
Analysis

State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring

An in-depth analysis of criticism toward US allies, praise for youth laborers, a tourney for ‘golf addicts’ and more

State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung May 16, 2024
UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea
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UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea

But South Korean aid agency says Seoul has rejected its requests, scuppering hopes of shipping machine parts to DPRK

UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer May 16, 2024
Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
Analysis

Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest

Laborers face difficult and unsafe conditions overseas, but many volunteer for chance to earn money and leave the DPRK

Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
Peter WardPeter Ward May 15, 2024
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