June 04, 2020

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.

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Indonesian ambassador to North Korea hopes sanctions eased to boost trade

Despite 2019 trade rebound, sanctions still major obstacle, Ambassador Berlian Napitupulu says in radio interview

Colin Zwirko March 24, 2020

North Korean media highlights growing U.S.-China spat over COVID-19 origins

DPRK could be "on the way to blaming the U.S. for the coronavirus," analyst says

Colin Zwirko March 20, 2020

North Korean foreign ministry boasts of “clean land” free of coronavirus cases

In unusual move, MFA statement promotes Chinese praise of DPRK virus prevention measures

Colin Zwirko March 20, 2020

Status of upcoming North Korean trade fairs in question due to coronavirus

Companies involved in growing DPRK trade events expect cancellations or postponement, but await official word

Colin Zwirko March 19, 2020

Kim Jong Un orders large new Pyongyang General Hospital to be built by October

North Korean leader in speech at ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday said country lacks modern medical facilities

Colin Zwirko March 17, 2020

Kim Jong Un leads artillery fire competition by North Korean military: KCNA

Exercise aimed at ensuring combat readiness "under the simulated conditions of an actual war," state media says

Colin Zwirko March 12, 2020

North Korean media signals final push to complete Wonsan beach resort by April 

Landscaping and interior work well underway, Rodong Sinmun reports, though other signs point to possible delay

Colin Zwirko March 11, 2020

Kim Jong Un oversees mixed artillery and rocket system "strike drill": KCNA

"Counterattack capability" military exercises are third attended by DPRK leader in last two weeks

Colin Zwirko March 9, 2020

North Korea to "massively" deploy resources for Pyongyang housing projects: KCNA

DPRK Premier visited Pyongyang’s long-stalled Thongil Street apartment blocks to kick off new push

Colin Zwirko March 9, 2020

North Korea fires three unidentified projectiles from east coast: JCS

Launches comes one week after DPRK's first missile tests of 2020

Colin Zwirko March 8, 2020
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