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June 23, 2024

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US targets North Korean laundering with new charges against overseas IT workers

US targets North Korean laundering with new charges against overseas IT workers

Five individuals were charged for their roles in defrauding over 300 companies in a years-long campaign

US targets North Korean laundering with new charges against overseas IT workers
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 17, 2024
Kim Yo Jong denies North Korea is selling arms to Russia

Kim Yo Jong denies North Korea is selling arms to Russia

Expert dismisses Kim’s claim that advances in weapons production are just for national defense as ‘ridiculous excuse’

Kim Yo Jong denies North Korea is selling arms to Russia
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 17, 2024
US sanctions five Russian nationals and firms over North Korea arms trade

US sanctions five Russian nationals and firms over North Korea arms trade

New measures add to Washington’s efforts to counter growing DPRK-Russia military cooperation and sanctions evasion

US sanctions five Russian nationals and firms over North Korea arms trade
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 17, 2024
UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea

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 Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 16, 2024
Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
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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 Ward
Peter Ward May 15, 2024
Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade
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Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade

Lady R’s first known visit to Rason in month follows reports DPRK is sending decades-old weapons for use against Ukraine

Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 14, 2024
US court orders forfeiture of 279 crypto accounts tied to North Korea laundering

US court orders forfeiture of 279 crypto accounts tied to North Korea laundering

Ruling highlights DPRK cybercriminals' sophisticated techniques which they use to circumvent US sanctions

US court orders forfeiture of 279 crypto accounts tied to North Korea laundering
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 10, 2024
State media review: North Korea highlights roles of midwives amid low birth rate
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State media review: North Korea highlights roles of midwives amid low birth rate

An in-depth analysis of International Day of the Midwife, Kim Jong Un’s letters to Putin and rice planting efforts

State media review: North Korea highlights roles of midwives amid low birth rate
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung May 9, 2024
Canada to deploy aircraft to monitor illegal North Korean ship-to-ship transfers

Canada to deploy aircraft to monitor illegal North Korean ship-to-ship transfers

Tokyo says plane will operate from Okinawa air base as part of regular surveillance of DPRK efforts to evade sanctions

Canada to deploy aircraft to monitor illegal North Korean ship-to-ship transfers
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 9, 2024
China fired flares at aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions, Australia says

China fired flares at aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions, Australia says

Beijing alleges Australian helicopter violated its airspace, defending actions as ‘lawful and safe’

China fired flares at aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions, Australia says
Lina Park
Lina Park May 8, 2024