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September 24, 2019
Wind-powered turbines

North Korea forges ahead with wind energy schemes

North Korean workers are being mobilized to expand wind energy in the country, Daily NK sources reported on Tuesday. “Workers are being forced to participate...
Slogan Trees

Miner jailed for cutting down tree in “slogan tree” zone

A North Korean man who felled a tree in an area designated for slogan-inscribed trees in August has been sentenced to a correctional labor...
MSS Office

County MSS director forcibly retired after accepting bribe

A county MSS director was forcibly retired after allegedly accepting a large bribe from a man named Chae, who was arrested in June of...
Satellite view of Pyongsan mine

Soldiers dispatched to Pyongsan uranium mine

North Korea has recently dispatched soldiers who finished their mandatory service periods to a uranium mine in Pyongsan, North Hwanghae Province, Daily NK has...
A tractor on a farm in North Korea

Farmer facing six months in labor camp for theft

A farmer in Paekam County, Ryanggang Province, has been sentenced to six months of forced labor after stealing unripened potatoes and barley, Daily NK...
Human trafficking

Human trafficking increases on Sino-DPRK border 

Human trafficking of North Korean defector women has been rising recently, with victims being sold to businesses running room salons, video chat websites and...
Freight train in Pyongyang

Falling glass panel kills two, injures one

A large glass panel fell on three workers as they were loading it onto a railway car in Nampo earlier this month, killing two...
North Korean medicine

South Korean medical devices favored over the competition

North Koreans are increasingly purchasing South Korean-made household medical devices, despite the fact they can cost up to 10 times more than Chinese-made devices,...
Samjiyon

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Vessels with luxury goods slip through sanctions' loopholes (Jang Seul Gi) Despite international sanctions against North Korea, the country's elites have been able to exploit...
Farmworkd

North Korea orders “simple” Chuseok celebrations

North Koreans are celebrating Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) modestly this year due to continued economic difficulties and an order by the authorities to “celebrate the...

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