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North Korea (published in Seoul, South Korea)

Fri, 15 Dec 17 14:43:57 +0900
Pyongyang residents without access to heating
The North Korean capital of Pyongyang is known for its comparatively better standards of living and access to amenities than the rest of the country. However, recent reports suggest that even residents of Pyongyang have been unable to adequately heat...

Fri, 15 Dec 17 12:21:22 +0900
More North Koreans drinking tea for winter respite
Unification Media Group (UMG): It’s become extremely cold across the Korean peninsula, with temperatures plummeting well below zero and snow falling in many provinces. Coffee and tea shops in South Korea are bustling with clientele seeking an escap...

Fri, 15 Dec 17 11:16:45 +0900
[Photo] Kim Jong Un's birthday still not a national holiday
Kim Jong Un's birthday (January 8) has again not been designated a national holiday in the country’s 2018 calendar, published by North Korea's Foreign Languages Publishing House. Image: Daily NK, reporter Seol Song AhThe North Korean authorities ha...

Thu, 14 Dec 17 17:26:12 +0900
Chinese PLA holds loyalty oath ceremony near North Korean border
Hundreds of Chinese PLA soldiers take part in a ‘loyalty oath ceremony’ close to the North Korean border near Changbai, Jilin Province. Image: Daily NK sourceDaily NK has acquired images showing Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier...

Thu, 14 Dec 17 17:22:05 +0900
Landline telephone services shut down nationwide, possibly due to leaked phone directories
Pages from a North Korean phone directory smuggled out of the country in 2017. Image: Daily NKThe North Korean regime has recently ordered a nationwide shutdown of landline telephone services as it attempts to change its phone number system. Acr...

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