February 23, 2020

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.

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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

Multiple flights between North Korea and China canceled amid coronavirus scare

Route to Vladivostok not affected, however, according to the Russian embassy in Pyongyang

Colin Zwirko January 24, 2020

North Korean 2020 propaganda posters highlight plenum slogans, sci-tech targets

Satellite launcher reappears in science-themed poster, though none reference unification or anti-U.S. stance 

Colin Zwirko January 22, 2020

North Korea working with WHO to prevent potential coronavirus outbreak: official

DPRK health ministry on Tuesday issued alert over virus symptoms, spread in China and Asian region

Colin Zwirko January 22, 2020

Number of North Korean defectors to South at lowest in nearly two decades: MOU

Overall downward trend since 2009 continues, though male defector numbers higher than in recent years

Colin Zwirko January 20, 2020

Qingdao Airlines awaiting approval to run three new routes to Pyongyang

Thrice-weekly routes set to start in October would make Qingdao one of only two foreign airlines in North Korea

Colin Zwirko January 16, 2020

New North Korean film stresses military path after standing up to U.S. in 2019

2.5 hr propaganda film recounts Kim’s 2019 summits, economic and military visits, and DPRK’s self-reliant “new path”

Colin Zwirko January 15, 2020

Citing legal complaints, YouTube purges more North Korea-focused channels

Both DPRK-run and supporter-run accounts among at least six targeted, though others continue to operate

Colin Zwirko January 14, 2020

38 aid exemptions, no designations from UN’s DPRK sanctions committee in 2019

Annual report by UNSC sanctions committee points to continuing standstill in new enforcement actions

Colin Zwirko January 9, 2020

Kim Jong Un touts chemical industry in first economic site visit of 2020

Unfinished Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory considered a top state-led construction project

Colin Zwirko January 6, 2020
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