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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)...

2008-09-05 09:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Updated version: Updates throughout with start of meetings in Beijing; changes dateline per 0846 gmt source update; By Lee Ji- dong: "Envoys To Discuss Pyongyang's Nuclear Resumption"] BEIJING/SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) - Nuclear envoys began a flurry of meetings in Beijing on Friday to discuss ways of dealing with Pyongyang's move to restart its reactor and find a breakthrough on how to verify the secretive regime's nuclear...

2008-09-03 15:00:02

The United States indicated Wednesday it wasn't changing its stance on North Korea despite reports that Pyongyang had resumed construction of a nuclear plant. White House National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe told CNN that Washington would only remove North Korea from its list of terrorism sponsors when North Korea agreed to independent verification that the nuclear complex at Yongbyon was being disassembled. An unconfirmed report from Japan's Kyodo news agency said that...

2008-09-01 09:00:20

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Lots of Main Construction Objects Completed"] Pyongyang, September 1 (KCNA) - At least 60 000 main construction objects have been completed in the DPRK over the last more than decade. The completion of Thaechon Power Station No.4 in juche [juche] 96 (2007) was followed by that of Thaechon Power Stations No 1, 2, 3 and 5 built on tiers in the River Taeryong. This has turned the area of Thaechon into a...

2008-09-01 06:00:25

Text of report by North Korean radio broadcasting to South Korea on 30 August [Unattributed talk: "Launch of Kwangmyo'ngso'ng-1 That Manifested the National Strength of Juche Korea"] We will carry a talk entitled, "The Launch of Kwangmyo'ngso'ng-1 That Manifested the National Strength of Juche Korea." It is already the 10th anniversary of the day that Kwangmyo'ngso'ng-1, our country's first artificial earth satellite, was launched. On 30 August, Juche 87, 1998, the day that in retrospect...

2008-08-31 15:00:37

North Korean officials claim they can launch working satellites at any time. Pyongyang celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Taepodong-1 rocket and Kwangmyoungsong satellite by saying it can do space launches whenever it chooses. The original technology was taken from a Scud rocket and allegedly also can serve as a nuclear delivery system, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported Sunday. But North Korea is touting its peaceful technological advances. "Our country's technology has...

2008-08-31 06:00:23

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, Aug. 31 (Yonhap) - North Korea on Sunday [ 31 August] celebrated the 10th anniversary of the launch of Taepodong-1, the communist state's first self-claimed satellite rocket, declaring that it can do the same anytime. Taepodong-1 is a three-stage intermediate-range ballistic missile developed in North Korea and currently in service. The missile was derived originally from the Scud rocket and can allegedly serve as both a...

2008-08-22 06:00:21

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, 22 August: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has dynamically pushed ahead with the work to recycle waste materials for the protection of environment. The Institute of the Environmental Protection under the Ministry of Land and Environment Conservation has proved successful in researches into recycling the spent water and waste matters from foodstuff factories and paper mills. The institute has...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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