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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. In nuclear...

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. The videotape, made by a Japanese television station, shows a man identified by North Korea watchers as "undoubtedly" Kim Jong Nam as he entered a health clinic in Paris, The Times of London reported Monday. The precise date of the videotape wasn't known but some time later, a doctor was filmed arriving at Charles De Gaulle airport in...

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. It did not say anything about his health condition. - The Associated Press his health The 66-year-old leader had not been seen in public since mid- August. U.S. and South Korean officials said last...

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". It was appreciated by Choe Thae-bok, Choe Yong-rim, Kwak...

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. The first question is credibility. Since Kim did not show up at an event marking North Korea's 60th founding anniversary on Sept. 9, some South Korean government officials have made it...

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. But it remains to be seen whether the Stalinist leader will be able to maintain his tight grip on the country. Now a growing number of sources familiar with...

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. Mr Kim's condition has improved and he is not suffering from slurred speech, a disability often associated with a stroke, the reports said. If Mr Kim were incapacitated, it could have serious...

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. The official said the South Korean government was monitoring Kim's health and "other situations in North Korea in anticipation of an emergency there." While Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke, the official said the...

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. Speculation over Mr Kim's health mounted after he failed to appear at an important military parade on Tuesday. Kim Jong-il has ruled the communist nation since his father, Kim Il-sung, died in 1994. He has not yet named a...


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  • To talk saucily.
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