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2008-10-05 15:00:19

South Korean officials say they are skeptical that ailing North Korean leader Kim Jong Il actually made a public appearance as reported by Pyongyang. "We cannot trust North Korean media reports 100 percent, but they could be true," an unnamed South Korean intelligence official told the Yonhap news agency Sunday. "We have been monitoring reports since the announcement, but cannot confirm it." The official North Korean news agency reported Saturday that Kim watched a college soccer game but...

2008-10-05 06:00:06

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S. Korea Yet To Verify N. Korean Leader's Reappearance"] Seoul, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) - Seoul officials said Sunday [ 5 October] they have yet to verify a report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] has made a public appearance amid speculations that his health is failing. "We cannot trust North Korean media reports 100 per cent, but they could be true," a South Korean intelligence official said,...

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...

2008-09-29 12:00:25

Text of report in English by Jung Kwon Ho: "North Korean officials listen to foreign radio", published by South Korean newspaper The Daily NK website on 25 August Shenyang, China - Among cadres in North Korea, listening to foreign radio is on the increase. Several sources from North Korea report that "Irrespective of rank, the trend of listening to foreign radio broadcasts is expanding among officials of the Party, the administration or the National Security Agency, even the rank-and-file...

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...

2006-07-09 03:30:59

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il said his country would not budge in negotiations with the United States, adding the reclusive state was ready to meet any attack with a strong blow of its own, Yonhap reported on Sunday. "Kim declared that even a small concession wouldn't be made to the sworn-enemy U.S. imperialistic aggressors," the North's Korean Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS) said in an editorial monitored in Seoul, the South Korean news agency said. After...

2006-07-05 21:57:07

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's parliament called a senior intelligence official and three ministers to testify on Thursday about Seoul's response to the North's missile launches, which has been criticized for being too soft on Pyongyang. South Korea has been reluctant to tie the massive assistance it gives the North to Pyongyang's behavior, saying its aid is not tied to international efforts to end the North's nuclear arms ambitions. The defense minister testified...

2006-07-05 21:43:22

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's parliament called a senior intelligence official and three ministers to testify on Thursday about Seoul's response to the North's missile launches, which has been criticized for being too soft on Pyongyang. South Korea has been reluctant to tie the massive assistance it gives the North to Pyongyang's behavior, saying its aid is not tied to international efforts to end the North's nuclear arms ambitions. The defense minister testified...

2005-07-28 11:40:25

SEOUL (Reuters) - South and North Korea agreed on Thursday to hold soccer matches in the South's capital next month to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of Japan's occupation of the peninsula. Negotiators from the two sides, divided at the end of the Japanese rule in 1945, agreed to hold a men's match in Seoul on Aug. 14 and a women's match two days later, Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency and Seoul's Yonhap news agency reported. The agreement came as senior diplomats from...


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