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July 19, 2024

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Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism

Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism

Venerable Popta traveled to North Korea hundreds of times to work with local monks, rejecting claims they are DPRK spies

Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism
Roman Husarski
Roman Husarski April 1, 2024
North Korean soccer star lands at DPRK club after sanctions derail Europe career

North Korean soccer star lands at DPRK club after sanctions derail Europe career

Pro-regime outlet reports Han Kwang Song now on top April 25 team, and expert says he’s unlikely to play overseas again

North Korean soccer star lands at DPRK club after sanctions derail Europe career
Joe Smith
Joe Smith March 27, 2024
Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan

Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan

Experts say reversal points to incoherent decision-making by a divided leadership weighing the future of COVID policies

Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan
Joe Smith
Joe Smith | Shreyas Reddy March 26, 2024
North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show

North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show

Decision to blur host’s pants reflects regime’s ban on jeans since the early 90s, expert says

North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show
Joe Smith
Joe Smith March 26, 2024
North Korea abruptly cancels World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang, days before game

North Korea abruptly cancels World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang, days before game

DPRK nixed scheduled match despite sending team to Tokyo for first leg, reportedly fearing disease outbreak in Japan

North Korea abruptly cancels World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang, days before game
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi March 22, 2024
State media review: Kim Jong Un, daughter exalted as ‘great persons of guidance’
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State media review: Kim Jong Un, daughter exalted as ‘great persons of guidance’

An in-depth analysis of daughter’s idolization, a new housing law, Pyongyang’s diplomatic outreach and more

State media review: Kim Jong Un, daughter exalted as ‘great persons of guidance’
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung March 21, 2024
Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea

Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea

Plans for trips in early June come as DPRK pushes to boost tourism from Russia, while shutting out other countries

Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 21, 2024
South Korean man fined for illegally publishing North Korean historical novel

South Korean man fined for illegally publishing North Korean historical novel

Seoul court says sale of book about 15th century physician violated inter-Korean exchange rules

South Korean man fined for illegally publishing North Korean historical novel
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park March 20, 2024
North Korea rejects six media requests to cover World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang

North Korea rejects six media requests to cover World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang

NK News among outlets denied entry for match against Japan, which expert attributes to hardline DPRK policy toward ROK

North Korea rejects six media requests to cover World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi March 19, 2024
Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties

Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties

Delegations from Far East and culture ministry mark latest push to expand cooperation beyond arms sales for Ukraine war

Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 19, 2024
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