January 20, 2022

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Homestays and adventure travel at far-flung North Korean destinations

Homestays and adventure travel at far-flung North Korean destinations

The DPRK has invested heavily in tourism outside Pyongyang as it seeks to entice travelers with new experiences

Homestays and adventure travel at far-flung North Korean destinations
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson August 6, 2021
How Kim Il Sung’s friendship with a king led North Korea to the World Cup
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How Kim Il Sung’s friendship with a king led North Korea to the World Cup

Cambodia hosted the preliminary match against Australia, setting the stage for the DPRK's iconic upset of Italy

How Kim Il Sung’s friendship with a king led North Korea to the World Cup
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson August 2, 2021
North Korea isn’t fretting about a long COVID-19 lockdown
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North Korea isn’t fretting about a long COVID-19 lockdown

Chinese aid will keep regime afloat as DPRK shows little interest in a quick return to pre-pandemic life

North Korea isn’t fretting about a long COVID-19 lockdown
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 30, 2021
North Korea withdraws from 2022 Asian Cup soccer tournaments

North Korea withdraws from 2022 Asian Cup soccer tournaments

U23 and women's teams will not participate in qualifiers set to begin later this year, Asian Football Confederation says

North Korea withdraws from 2022 Asian Cup soccer tournaments
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 29, 2021
In diplomacy with North Korea, Moon Jae-in dances alone
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In diplomacy with North Korea, Moon Jae-in dances alone

A Japanese diplomat’s vulgar metaphor pinpoints an awkward truth: South Korean diplomacy is painfully one-sided

In diplomacy with North Korea, Moon Jae-in dances alone
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter July 28, 2021
North Korea tests 691 more people for COVID-19, reports zero positive cases

North Korea tests 691 more people for COVID-19, reports zero positive cases

DPRK claims to have tested a total of 33,889 people, as state media continues to emphasize virus prevention measures

North Korea tests 691 more people for COVID-19, reports zero positive cases
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts July 27, 2021
Front row at the Korean War armistice talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 193
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Front row at the Korean War armistice talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 193

Korean War veteran Richard Underwood discusses his experience interpreting at the Kaesong peace talks to end hostilities

Front row at the Korean War armistice talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 193
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot July 27, 2021
Blistering summer heat wave is killing North Korean crops: state media

Blistering summer heat wave is killing North Korean crops: state media

Official newspaper reports second-lowest rainfall total ever as drought threatens to aggravate ongoing ‘food crisis’

Blistering summer heat wave is killing North Korean crops: state media
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 26, 2021
India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats

India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats

International community in Pyongyang continues to dwindle as only handful of embassies remain operational

India closes embassy in DPRK following departure of diplomats
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 26, 2021
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

The state views mental illness as an ideological problem, and North Koreans lack access to therapy and medical treatment

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley July 25, 2021
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