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Top N.Korean Apparatchik Heads to Rio Olympics

The powerful North Korean Workers Party Secretary Choe Ryong-hae left Pyongyang on Saturday to fly to the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the official [North] Korean Central News Agency said. Choe stopped off in Beijing, but a government official here said that he is unlikely to meet any big international figures there or in Brazil. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a sports fan and has vowed to make sports one of his re...

S. Korea's naval chief meets U.S. officials over partnership

The South Korean Navy said Friday its chief has met with senior U.S. Navy officials in the past week to discuss maritime security issues and strengthen naval ties between the two countries. During his week-long trip to the U.S., South Korea's Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jung Ho-Sub met U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and other senior navy officials, and discussed ways to enhance joint maritime defense against growing threats ...

'Loyalty competition' has deadly consequences in Hyesan

With the country’s landmark 7th Party Congress in May fast approaching, North Koreans are being pushed to the brink for "revolutionary achievements," leading to overheated "loyalty competition" in some regions and in some cases, even fatalities, Daily NK has learned. North Korean officials have been encouraging all Party members to carry out a “70-day battle” ahead of the Party Congress, which is in essence a fight against the clock. S...

NK improves 'kyohwaso' marginally under international pressure

A continual number of deaths within North Korea’s kyohwaso [reeducation camps, which function as prisons] from torture and beatings has prompted leader Kim Jong Un to order penalization of safety officials who cause such deaths. The move is said to reflect the regime’s concerns about mounting pressure from the outside world on its human rights track record, but the mandate excludes those held for political crimes. “An order was recent...

NK resident commits suicide facing building of Korean Workers' Party

In protest against the government’s inaction on a personal grievance case, a North Korean resident has reportedly committed suicide in front of the Korean Workers' Party [KWP] Central Committee building by ‘seppuku’ [method of suicide used by Japanese samurai involving disembowelment], Daily NK has learned. “Last week I went to Pyongyang and heard about this suicide,” a Daily NK source from South Pyongan Province reported. “The ...

Trilateral meeting to discuss NK nuclear issue among SK, U.S, Japan

Top South Korean, U.S. and Japanese nuclear envoys will hold a trilateral meeting in Washington next week to discuss North Korea's nuclear weapons program, a diplomatic source said. It's part of regular consultations among the regional powers seeking to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue. Related six-party talks also involving China and Russia have been stalled for seven years. Hwang Joon-kook, South Korea's special representative for Kor...

   
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