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2008-10-04 12:00:03

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, Oct. 4 Kyodo - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il attended a soccer match at a university in Pyongyang, the country's official media reported Saturday, marking his first public appearance since Aug. 14. The Korean Central News Agency's report comes at a time when reports outside of North Korea have suggested he is suffering from a health setback. There had been no reports by North Korea's state-run media about the...

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 18:00:13

The hard-won nuclear deal with North Korea seems to be unraveling after a hopeful period in which the North shuttered its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon and dramatically blew up the cooling tower. Workers stopped dismantling the complex last month, after the United States failed to take North Korea off the terrorism list - a step toward diplomatic rehabilitation. Now technicians at Yongbyon are preparing to restart a plant that makes weapons-grade plutonium. North Korea's leader, Kim...

2008-10-01 15:00:11

U.S. envoy Christopher Hill was in North Korea Wednesday for negotiations aimed at rescuing a nuclear disarmament deal with Pyongyang. "We are in a very difficult and very tough phrase of negotiation," Hill told CNN ahead of his meeting with North Korean officials. The latest dispute centers on measures to verify that North Korean has disabled its Yongbyon nuclear reactor and reprocessing facilities that produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. The United States has insisted on...

2008-10-01 09:00:13

By Jean H. Lee Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea -- The chief U.S. nuclear negotiator with North Korea will propose a face-saving compromise during a trip today to the isolated communist nation to try to salvage the derailed disarmament pact, U.S. officials said. Envoy Christopher Hill said his goal was to persuade North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan to agree to Washington's demand for a verification system to account for the North's nuclear arsenal. But he acknowledged it...

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...

2008-09-30 09:00:23

The hard-won nuclear deal with North Korea seems to be unraveling after a hopeful period in which the North shuttered its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon and dramatically blew up the cooling tower. Workers stopped dismantling the complex last month, after the United States failed to take North Korea off the terrorism list - a step toward diplomatic rehabilitation. Now technicians at Yongbyon are preparing to restart a plant that makes weapons-grade plutonium. North Korea's leader, Kim Jong...

2008-09-28 06:00:17

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "(News Focus) Korea-Russia Summit Focuses on Economic Cooperation, Regional Security" by Yoo Cheong-mo] Seoul, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) - Embarking on his first trip to Russia as head of South Korea on Sunday, President Lee Myung-bak [Yi Myo'ng- pak] has three broad goals in mind - the upgrade of bilateral relations, energy and resource diplomacy and a constructive Russian role towards North Korean denuclearization,...

2008-09-19 09:00:25

North Korea rolled out its version of the red carpet this week, opening its biennial international film festival and allowing North Koreans to watch otherwise forbidden foreign films. Movies are close to the heart of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, who is a fan of Daffy Duck, Steven Spielberg and Elizabeth Taylor, and who is thought to have a library of about 20,000 films that includes all of the James Bond movies, according to intelligence sources. Kim, who is suspected of having...

2008-09-19 09:00:07

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 19 September: A South Korean charity group said Friday it will send a large delegation to North Korea this weekend amid sensitive inter-Korean ties and the serious illness of the North's leader. The Korean Sharing Movement said the 136-member delegation, which plans to visit for four days, will be the largest South Korean group to visit the North since early July. Seoul has been discouraging large delegations from...


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