June 04, 2020

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.

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Pyongyang to send tourist electric carts to delayed Wonsan-Kalma resort

New vehicles reportedly domestically produced, following North Korean leader's recent appearances using Chinese models

Colin Zwirko May 13, 2020

North Korean foreign minister resumes diplomatic meetings after COVID-19 pause

Russian ambassador and top DPRK diplomat Ri Son Gwon meet in Pyongyang, discuss bilateral ties

Colin Zwirko May 5, 2020

Kim Jong Un factory visit footage hints at possible recent medical procedure

North Korean TV segment shows Kim riding a golf cart and with a new mark on his wrist

North Korean state media goes a month without showing domestic COVID-19 work

Frequent updates in text articles continue but directive likely made in late March to halt use of domestic imagery

Colin Zwirko April 22, 2020

North Korean workers stuck in Vietnam following COVID-19 border closures: Hanoi

Vietnamese government reports DPRK laborers on temporary visas, efforts being made to repatriate them

Colin Zwirko April 20, 2020

North Korea's Wonsan-Kalma project fails to meet April 15 completion deadline

Finishing materials still being sent to marquee beach resort as construction is “pushing forward,” state outlets say

Colin Zwirko April 17, 2020

In first, Kim Jong Un a no-show at annual "Day of the Sun" commemorations

North Korean leader conspicuously absent as officials pay tribute to country's founding President

Colin Zwirko April 15, 2020

North Korea kicks off major holiday with markedly low-key state media coverage

Coverage of annual national meeting for DPRK founding leader's birthday, Tuesday's missile test yet to be appear

Colin Zwirko April 14, 2020

North Korea lays out budget plans, personnel changes at parliamentary meeting

Lawmakers agree to spend 47.8% of state budget on economy, 15.9% on national defense

Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim April 12, 2020

Kim Jong Un hails North Korean military's readiness at air force drill

Fighter jet exercises at base north of Pyongyang come one year after similar Kim visit

Colin Zwirko April 11, 2020
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