February 19, 2020

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.

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Kim Jong Un marks father’s birthday with first appearance in three weeks

2020 off to unusually quiet start for DPRK leader’s on-site visits

Colin Zwirko February 15, 2020

North Korea making strides in satellite manufacturing and testing: state media

State outlet Naenara boasts Korea Space Association’s recent space science developments

Colin Zwirko February 14, 2020

Cambodia says it closed North Korean-owned businesses, deported all workers

Phnom Penh’s first UN sanctions implementation report details broad crackdown on DPRK-linked operations in the country

Colin Zwirko February 13, 2020

China rejects leaked UN report details of sanctions breaches to help North Korea

2020 Panel of Experts report details DPRK coal exports to Chinese ports and via ship-to-ship transfers

Colin Zwirko February 11, 2020

New N. Korean stamps push propaganda line to "break through" sanctions hardships

Five new stamps follow Kim Jong Un’s new year plenum speech, focus on countering sanctions and other top 2020 policies

Colin Zwirko February 11, 2020

Sanctioned North Korean tanker caught in ship-to-ship transfer near China: Japan

Chon Ma San began broadcasting location in October, showing at least four trips and lengthy loitering in Korea Strait

Colin Zwirko February 10, 2020

North Korea appoints vice foreign minister as new ambassador to Russia

Previous ambassador left Moscow last summer, as Sin Hong Chol enters role with long history of experience with Russia

Colin Zwirko February 6, 2020

North Korean state media’s anti-U.S. propaganda remains coded in new year

Coverage of Sinchon Museum showcasing alleged American atrocities continues without explicit U.S. mention

Colin Zwirko February 5, 2020

N. Korea enhances restrictions on foreign residents to block coronavirus spread

Diplomats and NGO workers not allowed to visit shops and hotels in Pyongyang through at least February 15, MFA says

Colin Zwirko February 4, 2020

Train service to North Korea from China and Russia suspended amid virus concerns

DPRK flag carrier Air Koryo also updates schedule to reflect flight cancellations

Colin Zwirko February 3, 2020
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