Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. Follow him on Twitter @ColinZwirko.
North Korean leader's appearance raises questions about his absence from other recent political events
Nuclear watchdog suggests Yongbyon reactor may be operating for first time in three years
North Korean leader sent letter to young people gathered in Pyongyang to celebrate Youth Day
State media claims soldiers built one story every 16 hours and carried materials up tower ‘dozens’ of times per day
Supreme People's Assembly to discuss economic development and youth education at upcoming session, state media says
Pyongyang sold $40,000 in beer to Beijing in July in first booze exports of 2021, according to Chinese trade data
Soldiers mobilized to build homes by hand in some areas affected by August floods, but others yet to see relief
Repairs to the Dandong-Sinuiju pipeline may be underway, or a new pipeline may be taking shape
Absence also coincides with the start of US-ROK exercises, which Kim has often answered with missile tests
Children should never skip breakfast and stop using computers and phones late into the night, state TV says
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