Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.
Route to Vladivostok not affected, however, according to the Russian embassy in Pyongyang
Satellite launcher reappears in science-themed poster, though none reference unification or anti-U.S. stance
DPRK health ministry on Tuesday issued alert over virus symptoms, spread in China and Asian region
Overall downward trend since 2009 continues, though male defector numbers higher than in recent years
Thrice-weekly routes set to start in October would make Qingdao one of only two foreign airlines in North Korea
2.5 hr propaganda film recounts Kim’s 2019 summits, economic and military visits, and DPRK’s self-reliant “new path”
Both DPRK-run and supporter-run accounts among at least six targeted, though others continue to operate
Annual report by UNSC sanctions committee points to continuing standstill in new enforcement actions
Unfinished Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory considered a top state-led construction project
Propaganda slogans at Sunday’s mass rally in Pyongyang highlight ideological priorities for coming year
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