August 08, 2020

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.

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Kim Jong Un inspects new chicken farm construction, calls older ones ‘backwards’

Kwangchon Chicken Farm is only the second economic site to see a public visit from Kim this year

Colin Zwirko July 22, 2020

Korean War veterans to gather this week in Pyongyang, despite COVID-19 measures

North Korean state media reveals 6th National Conference of War Veterans will be held to mark July 27 holiday

Colin Zwirko July 22, 2020

SpaceX launches South Korea’s first exclusive military-use satellite

Pyongyang has frequently complained that Seoul’s satellite developments violate agreements and threaten peace

Colin Zwirko July 21, 2020

North Korean leader says major hospital project lacks budget, proper supplies

Visit to Pyongyang General Hospital marks Kim Jong Un’s first inspection since May 1

Colin Zwirko July 19, 2020

North Korea appoints long-time diplomat in China as new vice foreign minister

Pak Myong Ho previously worked as a minister at the DPRK embassy in Beijing

Colin Zwirko | Oliver Hotham July 16, 2020

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
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