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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...

2008-10-05 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...

2008-10-04 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...

2008-10-03 15:00:08

Chief U.S. nuclear envoy Christopher Hill said Friday he had "substantive" talks with North Korea over nuclear disarmament, but no breakthrough was reported. Hill, the assistant secretary of state, returned to Seoul after a three-day visit with North Korean officials to meet with Kim Sook and Akitaka Saiki, his counterparts in South Korea and Japan. Hill had traveled overland to Pyongyang Wednesday to meet with North Korean's Kim Kye-gwan and other officials on a mission to stop the...

2008-10-03 09:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) - The chief US envoy on North Korea's nuclear disarmament talks said Friday [3 October] he had "substantive" talks with his North Korean counterparts during a visit to the communist country. Assistant US Secretary of State Christopher Hill returned to Seoul earlier in the day after spending two days in the North's capital Pyongyang, where he met his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye-gwan [Kim Kye Gwan],...

2008-10-03 06:00:08

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) - Chief US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill will separately meet with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Seoul later Friday [ 3 Oct] after he returns from a three-day trip to North Korea aimed at saving a multilateral disarmament deal, South Korean officials said. Hill travelled overland to Pyongyang on Wednesday to meet with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye-gwan [Kim Kye Gwan], and other...

2008-10-03 03:00:13

By Anonymous The U.S. Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Korea region has turned to YouTube as a supplement to its official Web site. Posts on the social networking site offer newcomers to the area and personnel sponsoring new arrivals easy access to a comprehensive library of videos showcasing life and work in Korea. YouTube features two "Welcome to Korea" videos, one aimed at soldiers and the other at civilian employees, as well as other informative video content. IMCOM-Korea...

2008-10-02 06:00:03

Text of report in English by Philippine newspaper The Manila Times website on 30 September Christopher Hill, the chief American negotiator in the six- nation talks on the North Korean nuclear programme, will most likely be in Pyongyang today, after meeting with his counterpart in Seoul on Monday. Hill's mission should concern us Filipinos much more deeply than many of us realize. The mission is to salvage the now seemingly comatose international effort these past two years to persuade...

2008-10-02 03:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Panmunjom [P'anmunjo'm], Korea, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) - Military officials from the two Koreas met here Thursday for first inter- Korean military dialogue in eight months, but the talks ended shortly without any significant progress, an official said. "The meeting ended, but there was little progress made," the official said, asking not to be identified. Pak Rim-su, North Korea's chief delegate to the talks, later said Thursday's...


Latest North Korea Reference Libraries

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2007-07-17 11:33:40

The Chinese Goral (Nemorhaedus caudatus), is a species of wild goat found in the mountains of eastern and northern Asia. A population of this subspecies exists in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, near the tracks of the Donghae Bukbu Line. The species is classified as endangered in South Korea, with an estimated population of less than 250.

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2007-01-10 12:49:37

The Eurasian Water Shrew, known in British English as the water shrew, is a relatively large shrew. It is up to 3.94 inches (100 mm) long, with a tail up to three-quarters as long again. It has short dark fur, often with a few white tufts. It has a few stiff hairs around the feet and tail that act as a keel in the water. Its fur traps bubbles of air in the water that greatly aids its buoyancy, but requires it to anchor itself if it wishes to remain underwater for more than the briefest of...

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