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2008-08-14 12:00:32

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Successes Achieved in Comprehensive Exploration of Mt Paektu"] Pyongyang, August 14 (KCNA) - The Group for Comprehensive Exploration of Lake Jon on Mt. Paektu of the DPRK has achieved great successes in the comprehensive exploration of Mt. Paektu over the last two decades. The comprehensive exploration of the grand nature of Mt. Paektu started early in the 1980s. It entered a new higher stage after...

2008-08-09 09:00:29

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [Kim Jong Il's last reported public appearance was his visit to Hamju pig and goat farms as cited in the first and second referent items; KCNA headline: "DPRK's KCNA: Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] Gives Field Guidance to Nursery Shop"; Korea Programme KCI] Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) - Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il], general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave field...

2008-08-08 06:00:31

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, August 7 (KCNA) - Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il], general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave field guidance to the Hamju Pig Farm and the Hamju Phyongphungdok Goat Farm. The first leg of his guidance was the newly built Hamju Pig Farm. After being briefed on the farm before a big painting showing a panoramic view of the farm, he went round the...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) - Activities for expanding and disseminating the agro-forestry are being conducted in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The country has limited Arable land and nearly 80 per cent of its territory is mountainous. Under this condition, to expand and disseminate the agro-forestry is an important lever to guarantee the food safety, improve the people's living standard and achieve a...

2008-08-06 09:00:03

By Ben Feller Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea -- President Bush said Wednesday that North Korea has much to do before the U.S. can remove it from the terror blacklist, but he raised hope that its pariah status as a member of the "axis of evil" could someday be a thing of the past. Pyongyang expects Bush to remove it from the U.S. list of terror- sponsoring countries as soon as next weekend, as promised when the North blew up its nuclear reactor cooling tower in June. Bush, speaking at...

2008-08-03 06:00:17

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [Kim Jong Il's last reported public appearance was his inspection to a sub-unit of KPA Navy Unit 155 honoured with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment. The following was carried by Pyongyang Korean Central Broadcasting Station [KCBS] in Korean at 2100 gmt on 2 August as unattributed/untitled report as second of 15 items in newscast; KCNA headline: "DPRK's KCNA: Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] Enjoys Performance Given...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) - A national workshop on Agro-forestry was held at the People's Palace of Culture from July 29 to 31. It was attended by officials of the Ministry of Land and Environment Preservation, the Ministry of Agriculture, universities and scientific research units. Present there were also resident representatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and various cooperation organizations...

2008-07-28 06:00:53

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) - The 55th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War was significantly celebrated across the country. Working people in different parts of the country held multifarious functions on Sunday on the occasion of the day of the victory in the war. Working people in North Hamgyong and South Hwanghae provinces held oratorical meetings with great pride and honour of having won...

2008-07-26 12:00:39

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) - Women's union members' celebration of the Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War titled "July 27, the Day of Victory, Will Last Forever under the Guidance of the songun [military-first] Illustrious Commander of Mt. Paektu" was held at the plaza of the Monument to the Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War on Friday. Put on the stage were such colourful numbers as narration and...

2008-07-25 12:01:00

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [Pyongyang Korean Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS) in Korean has not been observed to carry the following as of 1000 gmt on 25 July; KCNA headline: "Work To Prevent Flood Damage in Rainy Season"] Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) - An energetic work is on across the DPRK to prevent flood and rainstorm damage in the current rainy season. The phyongchon [p'yo'ngch'on] and other district street infrastructure control stations...


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