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2008-09-10 09:00:05

By Choe Sang-Hun North Korea marked its 60th birthday Tuesday by boasting of its "war-deterrent" nuclear capabilities, as international concerns deepened about its commitment to denuclearize and about the health of its leader, Kim Jong Il. Analysts in the region kept a close eye on whether North Korea would stage a massive military parade, as it has several times over the past decade to celebrate important anniversaries, and whether Kim would attend it. But as of Tuesday evening, the...

2008-09-10 06:00:11

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il], who has not been seen in public since late last month, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage but is recovering, a South Korean lawmaker said Wednesday, spurning widespread speculation that the communist leader may be seriously ill. "During a parliamentary session, the intelligence agency reported that Kim's condition is such that he can recover," Won Hye-young,...

2008-09-10 00:00:04

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) - A North Korean diplomat denied Wednesday [ 10 September] the communist state's leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] has fallen sick, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported. "We see such reports as not only worthless, but rather as a conspiracy plot," North Korea's ambassador for normalization talks with Japan, Song Il-ho, was quoted as saying by Kyodo. The comment came just moments after a South Korean...

2008-09-10 00:00:01

By Andrew Buncombe SPECULATION IS mounting that Kim Jong-Il, the leader of North Korea, is gravely ill. A US intelligence official said it appeared that the secretive head of state had suffered a stroke, but did not reveal the source of her evidence. The reports intensified after the man known as the "Dear Leader" failed to appear at yesterday's celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the communist state. He would normally have been expected to attend. "It does...

2008-09-09 15:00:00

U.S. officials believe North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il suffered a stroke last month, explaining his absence from a military parade Tuesday, sources say. An unnamed U.S. intelligence official told The New York Times that although the exact condition of Kim, 66, is unknown, it didn't seem likely the North Korean leader was on the verge of death because no power transfer activities had been detected in Pyongyang. As the speculation about Kim's health swirled, international observers were...

2008-09-09 12:00:11

NORTH Korea marked the 60th anniversary of its founding today amid international doubts over its commitment to de-nuclearisation, speculation about the health of its leader and a worsening food crisis. The centrepiece of the celebration was to be a massive military parade through Pyongyang's central Kim Il Sung Square - named after the communist country's founding figure - expected to take place later. But attention was focused on whether Kim Jong Il, the country's current leader and son of...

2008-09-09 12:00:03

Analysts were questioning the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il Tuesday after he reportedly failed to appear in Pyongyang for a military parade. The 66-year-old ruler of North Korea's communist regime was to attend Tuesday's event marking the 60th anniversary of North Korea's founding but a Japanese report indicated Kim didn't make an appearance, the South Korean news agency Yonhap said. As the speculation about Kim's health swirled, international observers were waiting to see if...

2008-09-09 09:00:15

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) - North Korea marked its 60th founding anniversary Tuesday [ 9 September] with a call for stronger solidarity among its people and a vow to strengthen the military. "With a strong political and ideological base and unity that is mightier than a nuclear weapon, our republic is demonstrating self- reliance on the international stage without yielding to military attack, political and diplomatic pressure,...

2008-09-07 09:00:09

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Celebrations Of 60th Birthday Of Dprk Go On"] Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) - Celebrations of the 60th birthday of the DPRK are going on in the DPRK. A celebration meeting of the youth and students and a national oratorical contest of members of the Korean Democratic Women's Union were held and an art performance given by the art group of the Central Committee of the Union of Agricultural Workers of...

2008-09-05 09:00:23

Film festival begins in DPRK to mark national day PYONGYANG, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- A 10-day film festival marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) kicked off Thursday, the official KCNA news agency reported. The opening ceremony was held at the Pyongyang International Cinema House. Dozens of documentaries and feature films singing the praises of leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are going to be screened across the country. (c)...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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