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June 13, 2024

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North Korea hypes domestic cleats, but its soccer stars still favor Nikes

North Korea hypes domestic cleats, but its soccer stars still favor Nikes

National teams have sported Western brands since returning to competition despite efforts to manufacture own equipment

North Korea hypes domestic cleats, but its soccer stars still favor Nikes
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 27, 2024
Tour company in talks to send Russian children to summer camp in North Korea

Tour company in talks to send Russian children to summer camp in North Korea

Trip to Songdowon on east coast could take place as early as July, in what would be first since before pandemic

Tour company in talks to send Russian children to summer camp in North Korea
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 24, 2024
State media review: Kim Jong Un lays rose at grave of mentor who backed his rule
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State media review: Kim Jong Un lays rose at grave of mentor who backed his rule

An in-depth analysis of official’s death anniversary, criticism of US weapons in Gaza and a Russian delegation's arrival

State media review: Kim Jong Un lays rose at grave of mentor who backed his rule
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung May 23, 2024
How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses
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How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses

Experts say there’s no foolproof solution to evolving threats but underscore dangers of a complacent South Korean public

How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses
South Korea cracks down on viral North Korean song praising Kim Jong Un

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 Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 21, 2024
North Korean store hawks new fireworks modeled on its mightiest missile

North Korean store hawks new fireworks modeled on its mightiest missile

Fireworks based on Hwasong-17 ICBM seek to capitalize on people’s pride in weapon capable of striking US, expert says

North Korean store hawks new fireworks modeled on its mightiest missile
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 20, 2024
World Cup qualifier in North Korea scrapped again; DPRK to face Syria in Laos

World Cup qualifier in North Korea scrapped again; DPRK to face Syria in Laos

Relocation marks third time a match has been moved from Pyongyang this year and could hurt DPRK’s chances of advancing

World Cup qualifier in North Korea scrapped again; DPRK to face Syria in Laos
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 20, 2024
North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run

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 Smith
Joe Smith | Shreyas Reddy May 17, 2024
State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring
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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 Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung May 16, 2024
North Korea displays Marx and Lenin portraits for first time in over decade

North Korea displays Marx and Lenin portraits for first time in over decade

Portraits visible during Kim Jong Un’s visit to new cadre school appear to underscore renewed emphasis on communism

North Korea displays Marx and Lenin portraits for first time in over decade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 16, 2024