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2008-10-01 06:00:31

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "Hill Visits Pyongyang For Showdown In Nuclear Talks"] Seoul, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) - Top US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill began a trip to North Korea on Wednesday [1 October], reportedly bringing with him a new proposal for Pyongyang on a plan to verify its claims about nuclear programmes. Hill, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, crossed the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border...

2008-09-19 21:00:12

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Washington, 19 September: North Korea has not reactivated its nuclear reactor in Yongbyon although it is moving closer to doing so, the State Department said Friday. Department spokesman Sean McCormack said at a news briefing that Pyongyang is getting "to the point of operationalizing Yongbyon again," though "they haven't gotten to that point yet." "And we would urge them not to get to that point," he said. North Korea said...

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...

2008-09-18 12:00:35

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]. It will ship around 1,500 [metric] tons of steel pipes around Sept. 25 and additional...

2008-09-18 09:00:29

Pyongyang International Film Festival opens PYONGYANG, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The 11th Pyongyang International Film Festival was inaugurated Wednesday at the capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). A total of 29 feature and documentary films from over 40 countries will compete for the "torch prize" of the film festival. More than 110 films will be screened during the festival. Chinese films "Assembly,""A Railway in the Cloud" and documentary "The Imperial...

2008-09-17 09:01:00

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) - First aid activities are being conducted positively for the working people in the DPRK. In order to protect the lives of the people and promote their health and wellbeing, the government is strengthening public health services including first aid treatment and the efforts to prevent various epidemics and diseases in contact with public health organs at all levels along with hygienic...

2008-09-17 09:00:36

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [Pyongyang Korean Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS) in Korean carried the following as a single report in its 1200 gmt newscast on 17 September; KCNA headline: "11th Pyongyang International Film Festival Opens"] Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) - The 11th Pyongyang International Film Festival was opened with due ceremony at the Pyongyang International Cinema House on Wednesday. Present there were Yang Hyong-sop,...

2008-09-13 09:00:16

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [Headline as provided by source.] Pyongyang, September 13 (KCNA) - The 11th Pyongyang International Film Festival will be held here from September 17 to 26 amid the expectation and concern of the world people and progressive movie persons. To be screened during the festival will be films contributed by at least 70 organizations from more than 40 countries and international organizations. The festival will involve a...

2008-09-13 06:00:09

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. But it remains to be seen whether the Stalinist leader will be able to maintain his tight grip on the country. Now a growing number of sources familiar with...


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