Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.
Visit follows conspicuous absence from Kumsusan Palace in April, comes amid heightened COVID-19 measures
Earlier reports indicated COVID-19 is to blame for ending an already-delayed school year
Footage of sanitizing public facilities, other prevention efforts had mostly disappeared from state media in March
Pyongyang had previously refrained from open praise for the "historic" July 4 Hwasong-14 test
North Korean officials criticized for lax attitude as Kim urges strengthening coronavirus response measures
National meeting not held for Kim's rise to "Chairman," likely due to wider changes initiated before the COVID-19 crisis
Aircraft in partial Air Koryo livery linked to Russian firm with history dealing to North Korea and small Kyrgyz airline
North Korea's Han Song U was confirmed as the new ambassador to Iran in his first public appearance in the country
Kim Yo Jong says South "subservient" to U.S., while Jang Kum Chol closes door on all contacts
Research brief says Kim Il Sung University using American software STK to run satellite simulations
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