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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.
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.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, 19 September: South Korea's foreign minister said Friday [19 September] that North Korea's commitment to the denuclearization process remains uncertain, citing its ongoing move to restart a main nuclear reactor in Yongbyon [Yo'ngbyo'n].
Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper The Korea Herald website on 17 September [Lee Joo-hee: "Seoul Considers Additional Energy Shipment to N.K."] South Korea is planning to deliver the remainder of its portion of energy incentives to North Korea as part of the denuclearization agreement, despite Pyongyang's latest refusal to comply with the process, sources said yesterday [16 September].
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.
Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) - A national public presentation of science and technology in the field of protection of animals and marine resources was held at the Grand People's Study House on Wednesday on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of leader Kim Jong- il's work "On Thoroughly Implementing the Party's Line of Attaching Importance to Science and Technology".
By Tomoko A Hosaka TOKYO - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, who is reportedly recovering from a stroke, began losing consciousness at work in April and could not properly govern as his health worsened, a major daily Japanese newspaper reported Sunday.
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.
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.
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 deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.