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2010-06-17 12:31:00

Isolation, Poverty Fail to Curb North Korean Engineering WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite its poverty and inability to feed its population, North Korea produces skilled engineers who excel at nuclear technology, aerospace, dam- and tunnel-building, and computer software. The cover story in the latest Prism magazine, published by the American Society for Engineering Education, takes an in-depth look at North Korea's quest for technological advancement.

2008-10-27 09:00:42

Video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's oldest son in Paris apparently meeting with a top brain surgeon has reignited concerns about the leader's health.

2008-10-05 09:00:07

North Korea's state news agency reported a public appearance by reclusive leader Kim Jong Il for the first time in nearly two months, an absence that prompted speculation he was seriously ill. Kim watched a university soccer game, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.

2008-10-04 12:00:03

Text of report by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Comrade Kim Jong Il Watches a Football Match by University Students on the Occasion of the 62d Founding Anniversary of Kim Il Sung University"] Great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and chairman of the DPRK National Defence commission, watched a football game of university students on the occasion of the 62d founding anniversary of the Kim Il Sung University, which is the...

2008-10-01 06:00:38

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Music And Dance Performance Given"] Pyongyang, October 1 (KCNA) - A music and dance performance was given by artistes of the Ryanggang Provincial Art Troupe at the Taehongdan County Cultural Hall on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong-il's famous work "On Bringing about a Signal Turn in Potato Farming".

2008-09-18 09:00:14

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Choson Ilbo website on 18 September [Source headline: "Gov't Under Fire for Handling of N.Korea Intelligence"] The government is taking flak for questionable handling of intelligence on North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il]'s health problems.

2008-09-13 06:00:09

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 12 September Sources say power sharing may already be under way North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] is known to have recovered enough to brush his teeth himself, about a month after he is believed to have suffered a stroke and had brain surgery.

2008-09-12 18:00:11

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il had brain surgery after a stroke last month and could have partial paralysis on one side, it was reported yesterday. Foreign doctors, possibly from China and France, performed the operation after Mr Kim, 66, collapsed four weeks ago, South Korean newspapers claimed.

2008-09-12 09:00:12

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has recovered enough from his illness that he can brush his teeth on his own, a South Korean official said Friday. "We have obtained information that Kim can brush his teeth without help from others," the Seoul official told Yonhap.

2008-09-11 18:00:11

NORTHKOREAN leader Kim Jong-il was last night believed to be recovering from a recent stroke, officials in South Korea said. Speaking after a late-night briefing, a South Korean spokesman said that the 66-year-old leader was not thought to be in a serious condition.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]