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North Korea (published in Seoul, South Korea)

Fri, 20 Oct 17 15:37:46 +0900
Smugglers prep to capitalize on skyrocketing price of sanctioned fish
A merchant handles North Korean pollack at a seafood market in China's Yanji City, Jilin Province. Image: Daily NKThe price of North Korean seafood for sale in China’s Yanji City has spiked recently due to coordinated sanctions from the internation...

Fri, 20 Oct 17 14:29:47 +0900
Military ordered to gather its own rice
Sources in North Korea are reporting that the authorities are preparing another push to collect rice for the armed forces this fall. However, in contrast to previous years, this time the order has been issued to the military itself. Ordinary citizens...

Fri, 20 Oct 17 14:19:42 +0900
North Korean university student dreams of becoming human rights lawyer
Joo Il Yong (pictured left) may seem like your typical 22-year-old university student, rolling up to campus on his motorbike in his ripped jeans, with a helmet and backpack. But what sets him apart is that he is a North Korean defector now studying p...

Fri, 20 Oct 17 14:05:39 +0900
Still no leads a year after revenge killing of police officer
The North Korean authorities have yet to identify any leads in the murder of a Preliminary Examination Officer outside his own home in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province. The officer worked for the Ministry of People’s Security's Inspection Department...

Thu, 19 Oct 17 16:57:49 +0900
Chinese authorities threaten to arrest Daily NK reporters
The Chinese authorities have recently stepped up inspections and security along the border with North Korea. The authorities in Dandong, Liaoning Province, issued a warning specific to Daily NK last year after an incident involving South Koreans. Thi...

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