China in hot water over sand deal with North Korea

China in hot water over sand deal with North Korea

The totalitarian state of North Korea is renowned for conducting illicit activities and trade deals in order to continue funding...
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DPRK doctors operate around sanctions

DPRK doctors operate around sanctions

It seems that DPRK medical staff are still trading in Africa, this time in Ghana! Partnerships have been formed between...
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Weapons of Mass Construction

Weapons of Mass Construction

Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union (the predecessor state to the Russian Federation) and North Korea date back to 1948,...
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COURAGEOUS seizure ends in turm-oil for Huang

COURAGEOUS seizure ends in turm-oil for Huang

Despite the UN Security Council imposed sanctions, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that trading and business still happens...
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Smuggled cigarettes keep nuke program alight

Smuggled cigarettes keep nuke program alight

Smoking and North Korea go hand in hand. According to a World Health Organization report in 2019, 46.1% of males...
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COVID-19 not the only health crisis the DPRK is suffering

COVID-19 not the only health crisis the DPRK is suffering

North Korea's continued pursuit of a ballistic nuclear weapon program, along with the UN security council-imposed sanctions it faces, regularly...
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DPRK Orphans Left Out in the Coal-d

DPRK Orphans Left Out in the Coal-d

Since 2017 the United Nations has listed coal amongst the goods and services sanctioned against North Korea as shown in...
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North Koreans working in restaurants overseas continue to feed Kim Jong Un’s regime

North Koreans working in restaurants overseas continue to feed Kim Jong Un’s regime

As reported many times previously, current UN sanctions imposed upon the DPRK limits the import of crude oil and refined...
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North Korea Continues To Receive Sanctioned Oil With Help From Panama Registered Tanker SUNWARD

North Korea Continues To Receive Sanctioned Oil With Help From Panama Registered Tanker SUNWARD

As reported previously, Pyongyang papers has been hard at work investigating and exposing oil smuggling and sanctions evading activities through...
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Luxury Goods in the DPRK

Luxury Goods in the DPRK

There are many images of Kim Jong-Un enjoying a ride in a luxury sanctioned vehicle in recent years and the...
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Flying above the Yellow Sea between Korea and China, a French naval crew scans the ocean for signs of contraband headed for North Korea, part of an international mission enforcing UN sanctions on Pyongyang http://u.afp.com/wJdk

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The sanctions on industries that Russia and China have proposed lifting previously earned North Korea hundreds of millions of dollars. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/11/02/asia-pacific/china-russia-north-korea-sanctions/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1635915018

North Korea tries to boost regime loyalty despite worsening economic problems #DPRK
https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-health-seoul-south-korea-cecf6fbfa02edd8c44df3ae3adf0fd0a

Visit @pyongyangpapers to read our latest article investigating #DPRK workers overseas in #Ghana despite UN #sanctions
https://pyongyangpapers.com/uncategorized/dprk-doctors-operate-around-sanctions/

Visit @pyongyangpapers to read our latest article which investigates #DPRK workers overseas in #Russia despite UN #sanctions
https://pyongyangpapers.com/investigations/weapons-of-mass-construction/

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