July 14, 2020

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.

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North Korea still building anti-U.S. museums, though public visits appear down

Promotion of "class education centers" still using coded language, while more overt examples appear on state TV

Colin Zwirko July 14, 2020

Activity at Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium hints at August start for mass games

Floor covering installed in recent days, imagery shows, as public practices have reportedly increased this month

Colin Zwirko July 10, 2020

North Korean leader's sister rules out another "useless" summit with U.S.

Kim Yo Jong hails good relations between Kim and Trump, but says change in U.S. attitude required

Colin Zwirko July 9, 2020

North Korean crowds visit Kim statues nationwide amid grave COVID-19 warnings

All citizens wearing masks, but social distancing absent in visits commemorating founding leader's death

Colin Zwirko July 9, 2020

Trump interested in another summit with Kim, says North Koreans “want to meet”

Comments follow North Korea's repeated explicit rejection of further talks with the U.S. in recent days

Colin Zwirko July 8, 2020

Kim Jong Un visits grandfather's mausoleum on death anniversary

Visit follows conspicuous absence from Kumsusan Palace in April, comes amid heightened COVID-19 measures

Colin Zwirko July 7, 2020

North Korean schools close one month into new term, sources say

Earlier reports indicated COVID-19 is to blame for ending an already-delayed school year

Colin Zwirko July 7, 2020

North Korean TV resumes domestic COVID-19 coverage following leader's warnings

Footage of sanitizing public facilities, other prevention efforts had mostly disappeared from state media in March

Colin Zwirko July 6, 2020

North Korean media hails 2017 ICBM launch on anniversary

Pyongyang had previously refrained from open praise for the "historic" July 4 Hwasong-14 test

Colin Zwirko July 3, 2020

Kim Jong Un reappears at Politburo meeting on COVID-19

North Korean officials criticized for lax attitude as Kim urges strengthening coronavirus response measures

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